Producers looking for innovative new sources of film funding could do a lot worse than look eastwards to Doha in Qatar. That’s exactly what veteran director Jean-Jacques Annaud did for the USD55 million movie Black Gold.
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Fury Road, the latest sequel in the Mad Max franchise, has booked studio space in New South Wales, giving a local studio facility its first long-term production. The film plans to shoot in the mining town of Broken Hill but has been delayed due to rain and flooding.
Guinness has always known how to make an impact in the advertising world. For its new spot, Dark Life, the brand travelled to New York, Hong Kong and Bogota to capture kinetic images of night-life in three of the world’s most bustling cities.
Back in 1999 a CNN journalist coined the phrase “A Hollywood in the Mediterranean” in describing Malta as it simultaneously hosted two big budget films – Gladiator and U-571.
Mary Barltrop moved to Australia from London ten years ago and has become one of the country’s top Location Managers, working on Superman Returns, Australia and X-Men Origins: Wolverine as well as numerous TV shows.
The Bahamas, an archipelago of Carribean islands north of Cuba and south-east of the USA, has always had a certain dreamy ring to it.
Car manufacturer Nissan has filmed a new spot on location in Vancouver with a real polar bear called Aggy. The commercial shows a bear lamenting melting ice in its natural habitat. The animal treks all the way to a suburban driveway where it hugs a man who has an eco-friendly electric Nissan Leaf.
Ohio-based Western & Southern Financial Group has shot two new commercials in California. Strength shows a man talking about the company’s strengths on a desert road while a sumo wrestler, an elephant and a wrecking ball all fail to topple him.
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.
A truly unique city, Oxford is renowned the world over for its eminent university and its beautiful architecture. Romantically nicknamed the ‘City of Dreaming Spires,’ it can trace