We are committed to providing the international film community with the essential pre-production resources to plan overseas location shoots.


No matter what the size or type of production, we can help you with up-to-date information and contacts for filming on location anywhere in the world.

Our printed and online products are used by production professionals working in feature films, television dramas/documentaries, TV commercials, music videos, corporate films and stills production.

I most certainly will mention the amazing Location Guide to all I meet.

Veronica Lowes, Production Co-Ordinator

The Location Guide

The Location Guide is an annual directory with 600 pages of essential information for filming on location worldwide.

It includes thousands of location images and the essential filming information for over 160 countries, states and provinces.

Each of the 160 editorial sections covers:

  • local equipment and crew levels,
  • equipment entry rules and regulations
  • location highlights
  • climate details
  • financial incentive information
  • comments from industry figures.

Two new key elements are our essential facts box and the key costs box which allows you to quickly compare costs for all regions featured.

The guide also contains details of over 2,200 government contacts, production service companies, studios and lab facilities. Each company listing features:

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


Click here to buy The Location Guide 2015 now for $131 USD

Thanks to you guys we actually just finished a British- Spanish corporate video project. The Spanish partner said they found us through the excellent Location Guide. Thanks!

Sandor Gerebics, Maxx Media


The Location Guide’s free website helps globe-trotting filmmakers track down the best locations with services to match their budget.

Our website has different sections that would help you with any enquires you might have for your next shoot abroad.


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.

In 2010, The Location Guide introduced a new section called Film Friendly Locations. It is a unique online platform for owners of locations worldwide to promote their locations to our global community of film and TV production professionals. Through our unique resource location managers, scouts and producers can find ready-to-shoot Film Friendly Locations worldwide.

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.

Incentives Section

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.

We appreciate all the wonderful work you do to promote local production companies.

Ginger Gentile, San Telmo Productions