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Palm-fringed beauty: Filming Mauritius

Palm-fringed beauty: Filming Mauritius

Written by Murray Ashton on Mar 22, 2011. Posted in On Location

[slideshow id=85]Mauritius is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful paradise isle locations the world has to offer. It’s 2,040 sq km with a coastline of 177km and has a population of 1.2 million. It gained independence from the British in 1968 and has prospered in subsequent years.

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New VW ad shoots in India and uses Uruguay as a double

New VW ad shoots in India and uses Uruguay as a double

Written by Nick Goundry on Jun 22, 2010. Posted in Production News

Major vehicle manufacturer VW has filmed the latest commercial for its Amarok pickup truck on location in India and Uruguay. Korama tells the story of an Indian man’s relationship with his elephant – named Korama – and ends with the animal riding in the back of his Amarok pickup truck when it gets too old to work.

The location power of Bollywood

The location power of Bollywood

Written by David Lewis on Nov 24, 2009. Posted in Production News

In a first, prominent Bollywood producer and actor Shah Rukh Khan has been signed by the Korean Tourism Organisation as its cultural ambassador to promote tourism and to encourage Indian filmmakers to shoot in Korea. Korean Consul General, Dong Yern Kim, explained: "I am confident that Shah Rukh Khan’s appointment will enhance awareness and interest about Korea among his fans."

Bollywood meets Bulawood

Bollywood meets Bulawood

Written by David Lewis on Oct 2, 2009. Posted in On Location

Fiji may be a nation spread across hundreds of islands, over thousands of miles of ocean, but their concise and generous range of film incentives show they are focused on remaining competitive as a filming destination. This was reiterated in 2009 when the Fiji Audio Visual Commission (FAVC) increased their Tax Rebate Programme, aimed specifically at fully funded foreign productions, from 15% to 35%.

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MPA opens India office

MPA opens India office

Written by David Lewis on Feb 18, 2009. Posted in On Location

The Motion Picture Association (MPA) has opened a local office in Mumbai and is set to bring Bollywood and Hollywood together to promote and protect intellectual property rights following its studios’ focused entry and recent investment in the Indian film and television industry.

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