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Advertorial: From blockbusters on the bayou to superheroes in the studio, Louisiana sets the perfect scene for film productions

Advertorial: From blockbusters on the bayou to superheroes in the studio, Louisiana sets the perfect scene for film productions

Written by The Location Guide on Mar 7, 2024. Posted in General Interest

Diverse destinations, state-of-the-art studios, industry-tailored incentives and a deep pool of creative talent in Louisiana, where the film industry thrives. On-site locations feature picturesque bayous, dense forests and big city lights, while the state’s rich history provides options for period-styling.

An Interview with The Zone of Interest location manager Eugene Strange

An Interview with The Zone of Interest location manager Eugene Strange

Written by Kianna Best on Feb 1, 2024. Posted in Interviews

After winning the Grand Prix at the 76th Cannes Film Festival last year and recently receiving 5 Academy Award and 9 BAFTA Nominations, Jonathan Glazer’s The Zone of Interest hits UK theatres tomorrow 2 February. Capturing the story of the commandant of Auschwitz, Rudolf Höss, and his wife Hedwig, as they strive to build a dream life for their family in a house and garden next to the camp. The production travelled to the historical landmark and surrounding areas in Poland. To facilitate this, Glazer enlisted the help of Salt Film and past location finding collaborator Eugene Strange. I spoke with Strange on this poignant experience, the career track that has led him here, and where it’s all heading next.

Focus Features partners with Pharrell Williams on upcoming LEGO based biopic

Focus Features partners with Pharrell Williams on upcoming LEGO based biopic

Written by Kianna Best on Jan 29, 2024. Posted in Production News

Musician and fashion creative director Pharrell Williams has joined forces with Focus Features to create an animated biopic with the Lego Group. Directed by Academy Award winner Morgan Neville, the movie titled Piece by Piece will lay out Pharrell’s personal and professional history through the colourful brick aesthetic of the Lego world. The film will debut in theatres on 11 October 2024.

Berlinale announces 2024 competition titles

Berlinale announces 2024 competition titles

Written by Kianna Best on Jan 22, 2024. Posted in Awards and Festivals

The official films in competition for the 2024 Berlin Film Festival have been announced. Opening with Tim Mielant’s Small Things Like These, starring Cillian Murphy, the lineup includes La Cocina from Mexican director Alonzo Ruizpalacious and From Hilde With Love from Germany’s Andreas Dresen. This year’s international jury will be headed by Lupita Nyong’o, with the festival taking place from 15-14 February.

Guillermo del Toro’s Frankenstein adds Jacob Elordi to the cast

Guillermo del Toro’s Frankenstein adds Jacob Elordi to the cast

Written by Kianna Best on Jan 8, 2024. Posted in Production News

Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro is set to bring is version of Mary Shelley’s famed character to Netflix, enlisting the help of a star-studded cast. In addition to Oscar Isaac and  scream queen Mia Goth, Netflix revealed today that Jacob Elordi will be joining as Frankenstein’s monster. Del Toro will write and direct the project, as well as producing alongside J. Miles Dale. Filming is set to commence February 2024.

British Film Commission and VisitBritain sign memorandum of understanding at FOCUS 2023

British Film Commission and VisitBritain sign memorandum of understanding at FOCUS 2023

Written by Kianna Best on Dec 6, 2023. Posted in Awards and Festivals

Today at FOCUS London, the British Film Commission and VisitBritain have signed a memorandum of Understanding outlining intentions of boosting screen tourism throughout the UK. Working hand in hand with each other the tourism and screen sector find benefit in the influx of international visitors through production and recreational travel.

APU on production in Peru

APU on production in Peru

Written by Kianna Best on Nov 29, 2023. Posted in Production News

Peru saw one its highest moment in production with the filming of Transformers: The Rise of the Beast in 2021. But whilst its release this year keeps that light alive, some things still stand in the way of the country’s feature film potential. With Paddington in Peru barely stepping foot in the beloved characters home, and a hesitation to commit to an incentive, APU Productions executive producer Bruno Canale sheds light on the local sentiments.

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