Europe’s only end of year event for the location and production industry, FOCUS, will be returning to London’s Business Design Centre for the 6th and 7th of December. Now in its second year, FOCUS 2016 boasts more content than ever before with free sessions on feature films, television programming, advertising and interactive content.
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Establishing a film industry in Cambodia was a special concern for King Sihanouk. He helped to make roughly 50 feature and documentary films during his reign. Cambodia was a sleeping beauty waiting to be awakened, but today the film industry’s glorious days are returning.
The BBC’s dramatisation of a series of murders that took place in the 1940’s and 1950’s, Rillington Place was filmed on location in and around Glasgow, doubling the Scottish city for London.
Since its cinematic debut in Desperate Journey (1942), the Bahamas have been a home to numerous block buster hits, top rated television series, commercials and music videos, while remaining one of the premiere tourist destinations in the region.
In their latest spot for Lexus’ new IS model car, Advertising Agency Dentsu and Production Company Bang TV filmed a high-octane chase in Rijeka on the Northern coast of Croatia.
Film Offices UK (FO:UK) will make their first public appearance as a collective at this year’s FOCUS event. FO:UK is comprised of the country’s leading film offices, allowing them to share their resources and experience to provide Producers with an optimum filming experience.
Filming has commenced on the new BBC Two comedy Quacks, with the production currently on location at the Historic Dockyard Chatham in Kent. The series will poke fun at the early days of medical science in 1840s Britain, when surgical mishaps were aplenty and some procedures came down to guesswork.
The Location Managers Guild International (formerly the Guild of America) will be returning as an exhibitor at this year’s FOCUS event. Mick Ratman will be leading the exhibition with a number of guild members including Angus Ledgerwood (Kong: Skull Island), Graeme MacKenzie (Broadchurch) and Chris Morgan (Houdini and Doyle).
Christchurch Hill in North-West London features as a major location in Robert Zemeckis’s war-time drama Allied, starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard. The production took over the London street in March 2016 before visiting Hampstead Heath and Blythe House in West Kensington.
Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant has laid out his intention to allow the state’s film incentive programme to sunset in 2017. Bryant’s proposed budget for the 2018 fiscal year which begins July 1st, brings the investment of the state incentive into question and criticises its long-term value.