TLG talks to Antoine Dubois, ADR (French Location Scouts Association) member and ADR / FOCUS 2019 group coordinator

How did you become involved in the film business and what has been your career path that took you to become a location scout ?

I became a location scout almost by accident! While I was still studying for my political science master’s degree, I got involved in the organisation of my university’s film festival. It was then I met film director Mia Hansen-Løve and was proposed an internship on Eden, the film she was working on at the time.

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On location in Uganda with Lilly Ajarova – Chief Executive Officer of the Uganda Tourism Board

My journey in the tourism sector has been a very exciting and rewarding one. I was exposed to tourism and travel right from childhood. My father, who is my role model, always made sure we took out time to take part in game drives as well as visit different protected areas. These had a significant impact on my life.

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Behind the scenes of Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood with Location Manager Rick Schuler

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood has widely been described as a love letter to a bygone era. Set in 1969, Quentin Tarantino’s ninth feature is somewhat of a walk down memory lane for the director. Period locations featured were plucked from his memories of growing up in the city or draw on his encyclopedic knowledge of Hollywood. 

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On location in Germany with Rolf Viehrig, President of BVL- The Location Scouts Guild of Germany

I started in the film business straight from school in 1990 as a personal driver to the German actress Iris Berben. I also worked for her son, Oliver Berben, and with Constantin Film as a unit manager in 2000. My first job as a location scout was on Bookies in 2001. I had to find locations in Cologne, Germany, that could double for Philadelphia in the USA. I had found my profession!

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On location in Tunisia with Chiraz Latiri Cherif, Director General of the National Center for Cinema & Image Industries

I became a lecturer and the director of the Higher Institute of Multimedia Arts at the University of Manouba once I had gained my PHD in computer science. This gave me the opportunity to rub shoulders with audiovisual professionals as students or visiting professors.

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