Production News

High-end TV: How the small screen became big business

Business is booming for television production and countries around the world are clamouring for a piece of the action. High-end television shows with movie-scale production values are commanding large audiences, but what impact does this have on local industries and is it a long-term trend? More ...

Irene Paris films Christmas spot in Iceland for supermarket E.Leclerc

Irene Paris filmed on location in Iceland for a Christmas-themed spot for French supermarket chain E.Leclerc. The commercial showcases the ease of price comparison technology against the backdrop of a frozen Alps landscape. More ...

Sony Pictures to scale back film production in favour of high-end TV

Sony Pictures is to scale back feature film production in order to focus on more high-end TV content like Breaking Bad. Several of the studio’s recent big-budget movies have under-performed at the global box-office, while revenue from TV productions has unexpectedly soared. More ...

Aproductions photo shoot marks Qatar Airways sponsorship of FC Barcelona

Madrid-based Aproductions organised a photo shoot in Barcelona to mark Qatar Airways’ sponsorship of top Spanish football team FC Barcelona. Shooting took place at the city’s Mediapark studio facility and had to be co-ordinated with a commercial that was shot at the same time. More ...

Pirania Film shoots channel idents on location across Warsaw for Viva

Pirania Film shot at a dozen different locations across Warsaw filming idents for local Viacom channel subsidiary Viva. The short five-second films were designed to capture the vitality of European cities in a general sense and will be screened in Poland, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. More ...

Hafzoo films Solden Stadium in Austria to mark comeback of skier Bode Miller

Austrian production company Hafzoo filmed on location at the Solden Stadium in Tirol in western Austria for a new spot marking the return of champion US skier Bode Miller. The simple piece shows Miller sitting on the snow-covered stadium stand as he commits to his return. More ...

Filmmaker Devin Graham shoots Mid-West base-jumping stunts for Ford

Filmmaker Devin Graham headed to Twin Falls in Idaho and to Jackson Hole in Wyoming to shoot base-jumping stunts as a way of promoting the Ford Escape. The concept was to give Graham and his team the opportunity to do whatever they wanted using a single tank of fuel. More ...

Folke Film shoots Jean-Claude Van Damme splits stunt in Spain for Volvo Trucks

Stockholm-based Folke Film shot on location in central Spain in a new stunt commercial for Volvo Trucks. The Epic Split features action movie star Jean-Claude Van Damme performing his famous splits move on the wing mirrors of two moving but parallel Volvo trucks. More ...

Velocity Films shoots on location in Johannesburg for J&B Scotch Whisky

Velocity Films shot on location in Johannesburg for a new spot for J&B Scotch Whisky. Made Different tells the story of Sbusiso Leope and his rise through the ranks of the music industry in Johannesburg and wider South Africa as DJ Sbu. More ...

Smuggler films multi-coloured petal eruption on location in Costa Rica for Sony Bravia

Smuggler headed to the hills of Costa Rica for a spot introducing the ultra high-definition quality of the new 4K Sony Bravia TV. The campaign - titled Four Times the Detail - shows a volcano erupting multi-coloured petals that waft into a nearby town. More ...