This month I talked to Christian McWilliams, the English Location Manager who has reinvented himself as the undisputed go-to guy for Morocco.
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Beirut and Lebanon in general has not been greatly affected by the rough recessionary winds that have hit so much of the Middle East’s media business. While Dubai is still struggling to raise sail out of the doldrums, Lebanon powers ahead on a wave of domestic production to challenge for international film, TV and ad work.
As the euro hits an 18-month low against the dollar and UK pound, the lack of an international incentive to film has not stopped 2010 becoming a banner year for Portugal.
A paradise island set in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Tanzania, the archipelago of Zanzibar is best known for its turbulent colonial history with the Omani, the Portuguese
A new sci-fi film called Super 8 begins shooting this week on location in Weirton, West Virginia, under the codename Wickham. The film is written and directed by JJ Abrams, with Steven Spielberg onboard as a Producer.
Soft drink brand Coke Zero has shot a new commercial in and around Bangkok. The Date shows a man racing to meet a girl on time and being helped along the way by a rapid-response unit resembling a SWAT team.
2009 and 2010 have been insanely busy years for Location Manager and Scout Chris Baugh. He has worked on the new Simon Pegg and Nick Frost film Paul, horse-racing
British satellite broadcasting company BSkyB has filmed a new spot in Barbados to promote the World Twenty20 West Indies 2010 cricket competition. The spot shows ordinary Barbadians running to a bar to watch the games on TV as cricket balls rain down around them.
Nestle has filmed a new commercial for its ice cream brand Haagen-Dazs in various locations throughout New Zealand and Fiji. Ode to Flavour shows a team visiting remote beaches, jungle terrain and exposed mountainsides in search of the best flavours extracted directly from natural sources.
Many advertising agencies have been defying the recession and continued sending crews out to exciting locations around the world to film their latest spots. Many of these will be showing at the Cannes Lions festival shortly. Ahead of our trip to the Croisette, here are three that we thought made great use of their location shoots.