Upcoming travel trade show VisitScotland expo 2015 will include a three-day tour to promote Scotland’s filming locations to a small delegation from key international markets. A separate familiarisation trip will specifically promote the drama series Outlander to a German delegation.
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The Location Managers Guild of America has announced the nominations for its second annual awards show. Location professionals will spend the next few weeks voting and the winners will be announced at a ceremony in Beverly Hills on 7 March.
Wes Anderson’s quirky comedy The Grand Budapest Hotel has landed 11 nominations for the 2015 BAFTAs. Stephen Hawking romance The Theory of Everything and Alejandro G Iñárritu’s Birdman are among the other leading contenders, with ten nominations each.
In 2014 some 400 film permits were issued for shoots in Clark County, Nevada, which encompasses Las Vegas, marking a regional record. Nevada launched a filming incentive in January, but the programme was largely defunded in September.
The New Zealand Film Commission has promised that the country’s production industry will continue to grow in 2015. James Cameron will soon start work on his Avatar sequels and Disney fantasy remake Pete’s Dragon will be based in Wellington. More large-scale shoots are promised.
The Location Guide 2015 print edition is now available to purchase, offering the latest global filming information for all your production needs over the coming year. We present the crucial details and approved contacts across 160 countries and states on five continents.
The Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) has announced its board of directors for 2015. The organisation is a non-profit educational association that represents over 300 film commissioners on six different continents.
Michigan’s Studio Center filming facility in Detroit is to be refurbished and rebranded to boost its profile from 2015. In recent years the facility has hosted scenes for George Clooney’s political drama The Ides of March, while Michigan is currently host to the new Batman movie.
California has signed into law a boosted filming incentive that will take effect from 2015. Formalising a deal agreed in August, the move increases the state’s annual film fund to USD 330 million for the next five years.
Marvel Studios’ superhero sequel Captain America 3 will film on location in Atlanta in the spring of 2015, becoming just the latest big-budget franchise to visit Georgia. Ant-Man is scheduled to visit the city in the coming weeks, marking Marvel’s first Atlanta shoot.