London-based agency BBH has won a Grand Prix prize at the Cannes Lions advertising festival for its Axe Excite spot Even Angels Will Fall, while the Young Directors Award has announced its shortlist.
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The Location Guide will be at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity from June 17th and we’re looking forward to meeting up with friends old and new. It also offers great chances both to see the year’s most acclaimed work and to gauge new talent.
The AFCI Locations Show starts on June 15th in Los Angeles and The Location Guide will be there. It takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center and this year is aligned with the Los Angeles Film Festival.
The Location Guide is hosting a Soirée at Cannes Lions 2012. In partnership with Fresco Film, the APA, Pure Scandinavia, the Sevilla Film Office, Finland Film Commission and Orange Films, our evening of drinks and networking will take place on Cannes’ Majestic Beach pier on June 20th.
Authorities in Michigan have announced their film fund will be doubled on a short-term basis in a bid to attract more location filming projects. Sharp revisions last year left the state with an annual fund of just USD25 million but this will be doubled for 12 months from October 2012.
Everybody knows that the Euro 2012 football championship will take place in Ukraine and Poland. The infrastructure provided for the competition in both countries includes highways, bridges, high-speed trains and hotels.
Malaysia is preparing to launch a new filming incentive programme after a long lobbying campaign from the local industry. The figure being looked at is a 30% rebate and it’s expected within the next few months.
Entries are now being accepted for the CFP-E (Commercial Film Producers of Europe)/Shots Young Director Award competition. It’s an opportunity for up-and-coming Directors to have their films seen by industry experts and then to find a wider audience at Cannes Lions if they’re chosen as a shortlisted entry.
Kenneth Branagh’s next feature as director plans to shoot on location on Guernsey, but filming has been delayed until autumn 2012. It will be based on best-selling novel The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, but will be called simply Guernsey.
North Carolina and its EUE/Screen Gem Studios are likely to have a strong 2012 given the state’s 2011 success. Figures from the North Carolina Film Office show the state almost tripled its annual takings from direct production spend, making some USD220 million.