Robin Hood is riding through far more than the glen for Ridley Scott’s latest epic, an action-packed account of the legend, involving sea landings, castles springing up in the woods of Surrey, and the wrong type of undergrowth. Scott called on Bill Darby, veteran of UK locations, for the film that will open this year’s Cannes Festival.
There is no denying that Joe Johnston’s The Wolfman had a rocky road to the silver screen, with a change in director just before principal photography, a spiralling budget and reshoots galore stretching over a year and a quarter.
Chris Tangey, from Alice Springs Film and Television, talks to The Location Guide about filming on location with BBC Science in the very centre of Australia's outback for How the Earth Made Us, a major new series on how geology has shaped human history and civilisation.
If a foreign production wants to use Thailand as a location for filming, they must hire a local coordinator who is officially registered with the Thailand Film Office to deal with permits and any other matters that may arise.
Nigel Miguel, Belize’s dynamo of a Film Commissioner, is on a mission: to make Belize into the film capital of the Caribbean. And with terrain made famous by The Dogs of War, Heart of Darkness and The Mission at his disposal, this is no wild statement.
Smart, well-considered tax incentives have finally breathed life into the California film industry, and brought loads of work back to Hollywood. Amy Lemisch, Director of the California Film Commission, is now a favourite of all below-the-line workers in the Eldorado state.