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With the country in turmoil following the decision to leave the European Union, analysis has turned to what the knock-on effect will be for the UK's industries. While the British TV and film industry does indeed look in jeopardy, 'Game of Thrones' will be safe.

The show is filmed in Northern Ireland, and is partly supported by the European Regional Development Fund. Fans were worried that its production would be affected by Brexit, but HBO has assuaged those fears.

"We do not anticipate that the result of the EU Referendum will have any material effect on HBO producing 'Game of Thrones'," HBO said in a statement.

It went on to point out that the show hasn't drawn money from the European Regional Development Fund for the past few series, and has instead been funded by other programs that probably won't be affected by Brexit.

Northern Ireland Screen – the government-backed agency for the film, TV and digital content industry – also confirmed in a statement that its production funding comes from the Northern Ireland Executive through Invest NI, and isn't funded by Europe. "We look forward to business as usual," it concludes. Which is good news for fans.

Source: Entertainment Weekly, Northern Ireland Screen

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