Filmmaker Ron Howard may have to abandon plans to film on location near Reading in the UK. The director had wanted to build a set on Blackbushe Airfield to film his new Formula One feature Rush, but local conservation issues mean the project might have to go elsewhere.
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Ahmad Tea has recreated turn-of-the-20th Century England in Portugal, revealing a potential alternative for commercial filmmakers seeking more bang for their buck. We also took an in-depth look at a pretty stunning new commercial from Jeep that filmed on location in Budapest.
The Benavides are a unique ice-climbing, Harley-loving father-and-two-sons production team. Yecid Senior studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Miami but has made a career as a musician and producer. Yecid Junior is also a musician as well a director, artist and actor.
Concha has been enthusiastically co-ordinating the Tenerife Film Commission since summer 2005 when she returned to her native Canary Island after spending ten years abroad studying and working in the media.
In the week marking the first anniversary of our new website being launched, the focus is once again on filming incentives in the US, while specific geographic needs have resulted in the new Mad Max sequel relocating from Australia. In the UK new plans are underway to continue boosting location filming in London around the Olympics.
Nancy Haecker is Location Manager on hit TV show House MD. This year she won a gong for Location Manager of the Year in episodic TV at the 2011 California On-Location Awards, organised by Film Liaisons in California, Statewide, and Film LA. TLG caught up with her to discuss her trade.
I knew the risk I was taking when I decided to change the name and nature of my thriving production company, Tidal Wave Productions, in 2009 and set up Green Shoot Films, an eco-friendly film company.
Instant coffee brand Nescafé has filmed a new commercial on location in Mexico City for the local market. In the ad, a hypnotist freezes life in an urban square and rearranges the crowd into poses that encourage them to have a more emotional connection with their surroundings.
Paul moved from Überlingen to Stuttgart in 2001 to study at the Ludwigsburg Film Academy and got his first break as a Location Scout on a local TV feature.
There’s no shortage of alien invasion thrillers right now, but The Darkest Hour stands out due to its Moscow locations. Telling the story of a group of young Americans stranded in the Russian capital during a global alien invasion, the production faced real bushfires during the shoot.