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Vancouver, one of North America’s busiest filming destinations, currently has two million square feet of film-ready studio space. The planned expansion by Martini Film Studios will raise the sound stage capacity of the region by fifteen percent, providing much needed state-of-the art production infrastructure to the busy region.
The Hollywood heavyweight has directed a series of spots titled Hennessy X.O. – Experience Worlds of Greatness that will be released in seven episodes due for official release in 2019. The campaign is produced through Scott’s production company RSA which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
The Bristol Film Office has released statistics regarding the amount of film and television productions shot within Bristol over the 2015-16 period. The report shows a 65% increase in location filming over the previous year, a staggering figure that aligns with the incredible success that the UK film industry as a whole has had in recent years.
Malta’s Tourism Minister, Zammit Lewis has announced a brand new film incentive programme for regional productions which will provide tax credits of up to 150% of an eligible spend. The incentive has been designed to stimulate the local film industry in the wake of immense interest from international productions such as Assassin’s Creed starring Michael Fassbender.
Statistics released by Film L.A. indicate that while 2015 was a prosperous year for the number of shooting days for television series filming in Los Angeles, feature films declined compared to 2014.
2015 has proved to be a profitable year for Lithuania’s film industry, as the north European country has seen its highest number of international productions filming on location since its incentive programme was implemented in 2014.
The film industry of Santa Clarita received a huge boost in 2015 as a record number of productions flocked to use the Californian city as a filming location. According to the Santa Clarita Film Office, 2015 held a total of 565 film permits and 1,372 location film days, an improvement of 13 and 2 percent over 2014 respectively.
The Ciclope International Festival of Craft 2015 has announced its guest list for this year’s event, which takes place in Berlin on 5 and 6 November. Ciclope recognises the craft of storytelling in international audiovisual production and The Location Guide is a media partner of the event.
The Location Guide has marked a successful week at the Cannes Lions Festival. We hosted our annual Cannes Soiree fringe event, organised our Location Beach Lounge for the second year in a row and hosted aperitifs for the World Producers Summit.
Portuguese production service company Ready to Shoot has re-joined The Location Guide as a partner for our Location Beach Lounge at this year’s Cannes Lions Festival. Ready to Shoot has 15 years of experience and was set up by executive producer Margarida Adónis.