Filming is about to begin on Otto Bathurst’s Robin Hood: Origins, with the production’s first port or call being the Croatian city of Dubrovnik. Crew were on location earlier this week to construct a small town down by the beach in an attempt to recreate Nottingham.
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The Irish Film Board took to the stage yesterday at the National Gallery of Ireland to announce its new government funded programme. Entitled Creative Ireland, the five-year initiative seeks to project Ireland’s industry on a global scale whilst investing in domestic projects and talent.
After concluding its first season last Sunday with a critically acclaimed finale, reports have emerged that production on the second season of HBO’s Westworld will commence in summer 2017. Abstaining from the traditional approach in television of airing a new season each year, Westworld season two will premiere in 2018.
After receiving confirmation in September 2015 from the Texas Film Commission, Corpus Christi has now been certified as an official film friendly location.
Savannah-based entrepreneur Rodney Dickey has unveiled plans to establish a new film studio in the Georgian city. Entitled River Oaks Film Studios, the company will take over the warehouse at 198 Gulfstream Road, renovating the premises to accommodate large scale productions.
A remake of the classic 1973 drama Papillon starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman, has wrapped filming on location in Malta. The new adaptation will star Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim) alongside Rami Malek (Mr Robot), taking over the roles of McQueen and Hoffman respectively.
Rob W. King’s science-fiction feature, The Humanity Bureau has begun filming in the small lakeside town of Osoyoos, British Columbia. The film stars Nicolas Cage and Sarah Lind, depicting a dystopian United States destroyed by global warming, leading the Government to banish citizens who are deemed unessential to the rebuilding process.
Arizona’s newly launched Film and Digital Media Office, dubbed ‘Studio 48’ will be making its first public appearance at FOCUS 2016, December 6th and 7th at the Business Design Centre in London.
The British Film Institute has laid out its funding strategy for the next five years, under the name BFI2022. The plan will invest close to GBP500 million from 2017 to 2022 in new and emerging sectors of the UK creative industry, such as non-feature length films and providing faster methods of funding for low-budget films.
The International Film Producers’ Association (IFPA) of Sri Lanka has been established after a call to action to standardise the level of service offered by the local production industry.