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Having worked in New Mexico for a number of years, Location Manager Todd Christensen has built up an impressive resume of projects such as Sicario, Only the Brave and the Coen Brothers’ upcoming Netflix series, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. His latest project, 12 Strong, sees the southwestern state doubling as Afghanistan. We spoke to Todd to know how he achieved this effect and which locations offered the best opportunities for doubling.
Cannes Lions 2017: Transparency in advertising dominates debate at the 12th annual World Producers Summit
Hosted by AICP, APA and CFP-E, the World Producers Summit marked its 12th year of operation on Wednesday, taking over the Vegaluna Beach at the Cannes Lions Festival to discuss recent issues affecting the advertising industry.
Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy has collected USD 120 million in filming incentive payments from the New Zealand government over the course of a four-year production process. Trilogy closer The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies will be released in cinemas in December.
Paul Greengrass’ modern piracy tale Captain Phillips and Steve McQueen’s historical drama 12 Years a Slave are among the Best Picture nominees for the 86th Academy Awards. David O Russell’s Massachusetts-filmed American Hustle is the overall front-runner with ten nominations.
Director Steve McQueen filmed in the Louisiana city of New Orleans for his award-winning drama 12 Years a Slave. The film tells the true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man living in New York in the 1840s, who is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the antebellum (pre-Civil War) south.
Michigan has awarded a filming incentive payment for new TV pilot 12 Monkeys, which will shoot on location in Detroit. The show will be based on the 1995 dystopian time-travel feature of the same name, which starred Bruce Willis and featured Brad Pitt.
BBC Worldwide will be boosting its UK filming spend by 10% for the next 12 months, bringing the total to GBP200 million. Drama productions on the scale of The White Queen are likely to be among the type of projects to benefit from the budget hike.
Officials in British Columbia (BC) in Canada have drawn on production figures from 2012 to call for support for their filming industry. Figures from Burnaby in Vancouver – recently visited by Man of Steel – show the city made over CAD400 million from production spending last year.
Hampshire in southern England attracted major features including Les Miserables and Brad Pitt’s World War Z through the course of 2012. Total production spending came to around GBP3 million for the year.