About Us

Scout, prep and shoot worldwide with confidence! We are the world’s leader in global location filming production content and contacts. Since 1998 we have provided the global screen production industries with unparalleled production resources. We publish up-to-date information and contacts in print, online, via social media and through our events that are used by productions for filming on location around the world. No matter the type, size or production budget we help production professionals make the smartest decisions to maximise production values and the bottom line.  

The Location Guide

First published in 1998, The Location Guide is an annual directory with over 500 pages of essential information for the top 100 countries, states and provinces for filming on location.

Each of the 100 editorial sections covers:

  • local equipment and crew levels,
  • equipment entry rules and regulations
  • location highlights
  • climate details
  • financial incentive information
  • comments from industry figures
It has been redesigned to make best use of thousands of location images. The guide also contains details of over 2,000 government contacts, production service companies and studio facilities.

Each company listing features:

  • full contact details
  • trading history
  • areas covered
  • languages spoken
  • most recent productions


Our free website helps globe-trotting filmmakers track down the best locations with services to match their budget. The site's sections will help you with any enquiry you might have for your next shoot.


Our online directory provides you with comprehensive, thoroughly researched and frequently updated information for over 3,000 production service companies, film commissions, studios, film laboratories, location finders/scouts, location manager, equipment rental and film-friendly locations from all around the world. Each company displays full contact details, trading history and recent productions to help you, the filmmaker, decide which companies are most suited to your production needs. The Location Guide has introduced a new section called Film Friendly Locations. It is a unique platform for owners of locations worldwide to promote their locations to our community of film and TV production professionals. Through our unique resource location managers, scouts and producers can find ready-to-shoot Film Friendly Locations.

Pre-Production Forum

Our forum is a free service which allows production professionals to post pre-production and location-related requests and to receive rapid responses from our global community.


Our news section provides you with daily updates, reports and, most importantly, the experiences of other industry professionals on their productions abroad. We feature articles about shooting on location, key industry figures, city, region and country profiles, as well as incentive updates and technological developments. This section also gives you the opportunity to voice your own opinions and share your experiences.


The Location Guide’s global filming incentives section allows production professionals to see, at a glance, all incentives available to the film and television industries.

Bi-monthly Location Report

Every month, The Location Guide sends two electronic location reports to over 20,000 registered users. Our report offers insight into production on the latest commercials and films, as well as in-depth location reports and interviews with industry movers and shakers.

The Location Guide is simply the world’s best source for locations and production intelligence worldwide.

Bill Bowling, International Production Consultant

The Location Guide is just that: an indispensable guide through the ever-changing realm of on-location filming. Replete with the low down on locations around the world, TLG is a great resource for global contacts and information. Thanks, TLG!

Lori Balton, Location Scout, Inception, The Dark Knight Rises, Pirates of the Caribbean

The Location Guide is right at the top of our priority list. As a trusted source for clients seeking the services we offer, it’s imperative that we are fully present and engaged with the audience and the team. It’s one of the main pillars for us to share our news, build our presence and be part of a respected network.

Pippa Bhatt, Founding Partner, MADAM, UK



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