Malcolm Scerri-Ferrante’s career as a Line Producer and Production Manager spans 25 years, several countries and big-name projects including the recent remake of Papillon. TLG sat down with Malcolm to discuss his work and the many incredible anecdotes he’s accumulated along the way.
The fifth annual LMGI Awards took place at the Alex Theatre in Glendale over the weekend, with Dunkirk and Baby Driver honoured as part of this year’s winners. Baby Driver proved to be the most popular production of the night, scoring Outstanding Locations in a Contemporary Film and Outstanding Film Commission – the latter for the Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Film and Entertainment.
Having worked as a location manager for several decades before adopting the role of President at the LMGI, Eric Klosterman is one of the most respected members of the locations industry. We spoke to Eric to discuss the highlights of his esteemed career and how the industry has changed over the years.
From high-end TV dramas such as The Night Manager, The Crown and Game of Thrones to big budget movies such as Star Wars: The Last Jedi or Justice League, there has been a well-documented boom in international production in recent years.
Amsterdam has often been considered the production hub of the Netherlands but The Hague's recently appointed Film Commissioner, Ing Lim, is looking to offer international producers an alternative. We spoke to Ing to see how The Hague stacks up against Amsterdam and what the city can offer in its own right.
There was a strong contingent representing the UK at this year’s FOCUS show, the meeting place for international production. Local and national screen agencies through to production services companies, location providers and production technology firms were among the UK exhibitors, many of them based in a dedicated UK Focus zone at the Business Design Centre in Islington.
Kenneth Lonergan’s adaptation of EM Forster’s classic novel, Howards End, found its titular location at Vann in Surrey. Co-produced by the BBC and Starz, the four-part series also utilised locations in Central London including Australia House which had never hosted a television drama before.