It’s been said directing films, commercials, TV shows and industrials is like commanding a small army.
At the end of each year P3 scouts the regions and production support centers that are the most committed to filming, so we can tally our list of the top ten places to film worldwide. This year’s challenge involved sorting a wide variety of global regions that offer filmmakers a host of amazing perks. Below is our final list of locations that we feel should be considered for film and television projects in 2013.
On October 28, the 18th Annual California on Location Awards (COLA) recognized talented film and television location professionals at the historic Huntington-Langham hotel in Pasadena. The COLAs are an annual flagship event created by the Film Liaisons In California Statewide (FLICS), a nonprofit organization of regional film commissions that promote and support California’s film and television production industry. The celebration highlighted the best of the best when it comes to scouting and managing the California locations that are ultimately seen on television and the big screen. In addition, various governmental sectors of federal, state and local public employees were recognized for their valuable services while facilitating California location filming in their jurisdictions.
The Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) recently held their annual Locations Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 15-16, 2012. Film commissioners from across the globe were in attendance to give exhibitors access to information regarding funds, financial incentives and services essential to aid film and television production. The show held conference sessions, panel discussions, mentoring roundtables, social events and workshops intended for industry professionals to gain essential insight in staying updated on today’s competitive market.
Obtaining optimal sound quality while recording on set can be an arduous task for production sound mixers. Let’s face it, exploding bombs, rapid-fire machine guns, massive tanks and even spaceships can get obnoxiously loud — and they can create challenging sound problems on set. To resolve these issues, Automated Dialogue Replacement (ADR), or the process of re-recording dialogue in post to improve or clarify the diction of the actors, has become an essential part of film and TV production.
Jeanne Cordova has been named Senior Vice President of Marketing, PR and Special Events for NBCUniversal Operations and Technical Services.
Digital Video Expo recently held an up close and personal event at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California. DV Expo continues to be a worthy destination for industry professionals to explore the latest technologies and hear directly from the pros how to get the most out of using the equipment on display.
Utah’s Legislature approved a nationally competitive increase in the tax incentive for film makers that will boost the motion picture tax incentive from 20 to up to 25 percent of the dollars left in the state in the form of a fully refundable post performance tax credit or cash rebate. Governor Gary R. Herbert signed House Bill 99, Motion Picture Incentives Amendments, into law. The Legislature approved an ongoing tax credit fund of $6.8 million for the Motion Picture Incentive Fund (MPIF).
“Our vision for the State of Utah is to be recognized as a premiere global business destination,” said Governor Herbert. “The expanded motion picture incentive will enable us to position Utah and its talented motion picture and digital media work force to compete on a global basis for the film and digital media industries. These are important industries to our economy’s future.”
The high-end film and digital camera and lens retailer, Fletcher Camera & Lenses, has recently hired Tim Caldwell as their Technical Service Manager.