Robert Eggers horror-thriller The Lighthouse faced challenging conditions filming on location in Nova Scotia

Robert Eggers’ new horror-thriller The Lighthouse filmed in Nova Scotia, Canada. The production, which has amassed critical praise after its world premiere at 2019 Cannes Film Festival, encountered challenging conditions on location in the western Canadian province during filming in 2018.

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The surprising benefits of filming in Hawaii

Hawaii’s reputation as a tropical paradise is well deserved. Boasting the bluest skies and oceans and the greenest of mountains, Hawaii’s locations are recognised globally in shows such as Hawaii 5-0 and Magnum P.I. Unsurprisingly, current remakes of these shows have proved popular. But from a film production standpoint, Hawaii offers other benefits that may come as a surprise.

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Chernobyl producers prioritise authenticity with on location filming taking place in a nuclear reactor plant and the Chernobyl exclusion zone

The five-part miniseries dramatises the events surrounding the 1986 nuclear disaster in Chernobyl, Ukraine. Over one-hundred and fifty sets were built and shooting took place across Ukraine, the UK and Lithuania. The ambitious project saw accuracy and detail as essential to its philosophy. To this end, second unit filming took place in Chernobyl’s exclusion zone, as well as principal production at a nuclear reactor plant in Lithuania.

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Screen Yorkshire and Bradford Council launch ‘Beyond Brontës’ skills programme to address diversity in the screen industries

The scheme launches as Screen Yorkshire looks to develop talent as part of its strategy to secure continued growth in film & TV production levels. Channel 4 is set to begin moving its National Headquarters to Leeds in the second half of 2019, estimated to bring a high number of regional jobs, while Screen Yorkshire launched its region wide film Office in 2018. 

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