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UK Fam: Edinburgh, Glasgow, London with The Radisson Hotel Group

UK Fam: Edinburgh, Glasgow, London with The Radisson Hotel Group

Written by Lori Balton on Jan 9, 2023. Posted in Contributors

Bohmenian author Henry Miller said, ”One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” Though we travelled to new places, more to the point, we made new friends, learning new interpretations of place through our shared experiences. As one hopes, the journey was as key as our destinations. Your fam tour correspondent was fortunate enough to sojourn the UK courtesy of travel specialists, the Radisson Hotel Group and United Airlines.

Vienna Film Incentive offers EUR2 million to international filmmakers

Vienna Film Incentive offers EUR2 million to international filmmakers

Written by Joe Jackson on Apr 6, 2022. Posted in Incentive News

The City of Vienna has revealed a EUR2 million fund for international filmmakers. The Vienna Film Incentive is designed to draw film production and television series to the city, attracting tourism and benefitting the Austrian capital's local economy. The Vienna Tourist Board will act as the official processing body and main point of contact for the new scheme.

EXCLUSIVE: Film AlUla partners with Creative Media Skills Institute for film industry training camp

EXCLUSIVE: Film AlUla partners with Creative Media Skills Institute for film industry training camp

Written by The Location Guide on Feb 11, 2022. Posted in General Interest

Film AlUla - the Royal Commission for AlUla’s film agency - has partnered with the UK’s Creative Media Skills Institute to deliver a 10-day film industry bootcamp in Saudi Arabia. Launching in March 2022, the scheme will prepare 25 local trainees from AlUla to follow careers in Production and Assistant Directing as well as the Art, Locations, Costume, Make-up and Hair departments. This training programme is led by award-winning film professionals and hosted in the stunning landscape of AlUla, home to the UNESCO World Heritage site Hegra.

Location Scouting in Montenegro: a small country with large location potential

Location Scouting in Montenegro: a small country with large location potential

Written by Shona Smith on Nov 29, 2019. Posted in On Location

As we approached Tivat Airport from the air, the birds-eye view of fjord-like Kotor Bay, fringed with rugged mountains, was a fitting introduction to Montenegro's extreme landscapes. On solid ground we were greeted by our guide Igor Mitric who explained "it's amazing how quickly the landscape changes in Montenegro, you can go from Mordor to the Mediterranean in one day. This trip is designed to give just a flavour of what is on offer here".

Benidorm: Beaches and Beyond

Benidorm: Beaches and Beyond

Written by Shona Smith on May 31, 2019. Posted in On Location

It is fair to say that in the UK, at least, Benidorm’s reputation precedes it. Having boomed on to the scene in the sixties with the advent of package holidays, it has maintained such a prominent position in British culture that it spawned ITV’s award-winning situational comedy Benidorm, about a group of British holidaymakers who visit the Spanish resort each year, that remained popular for its ten series run. Needless to say, with this my reference point I was more than intrigued to find out what the seaside city could offer to productions beyond the cliched image.

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