Diverse locations, an appealing urban vibe of old-meets-new and a 20% cash rebate are putting Georgia on the map. Louise Tutt reports.
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When Samuel L Jackson came to shoot Big Game in Munich in the German region of Bavaria in 2013, he made sure to visit Oktoberfest and sample some famous German beers.
Lapland spans the northern reaches of Finland and borders Sweden to the west, Norway to the north and Russia to the east. As a result of Lapland’s extended wintry conditions, its myriad ski slopes are a major international appeal and the Pyha and Luosto resorts are both within a 90-minute drive of Rovaniemi, the regional capital.
Longtime Super Bowl advertiser Hyundai purchased two 30-second in-game TV slots during the February 2016 climax to the NFL season. Hiring four world-class directors from Santa Monica-based Biscuit Filmworks to help create their Super Bowl 50 ads, Hyundai faced-off in the first quarter of the game with The Chase. Directed by Aaron Stoller, the brief thriller ad shows two hikers being chased through the woods by hungry bears, before escaping in their new 2017 Elantra — thanks to the car’s remote-start function.
South Australia has a lot to offer filmmakers. Its capital, Adelaide, is home to a thriving screen production community, with innovative heads of department and in-demand visual-effects companies. And the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) offers a number of incentives that make production in the state attractive for footloose feature films and television series. These include payroll tax exemptions, production and post-production support for eligible projects that meet local spend quotas, and a generous location scouting grant.
Ticino Film Commission, the region that includes Locarno, is hoping to put Switzerland on the speed-dial of the world’s leading location managers.