LocationEXPONews | January 2018
January 2018

Film Madrid: A Public Initiative Supporting Audio – Visual Activity In The Region Of Madrid


Film Madrid, or the Region of Madrid Filming Promotion Office, opened its doors at the beginning of 2016 to ensure a first-class shooting experience and attract further productions to the Spanish capital region and surrounding area. The organization's purpose is to draw international attention to the skills of the highly qualified technicians based in the region and put producers in touch with local talent.


How To Get 350,000 Euro In The Heel Of The Boot, In Puglia!


Georgia, located in the Caucasus region has emerged as Eastern European hotspot of international production with its newly launched film industry incentive “Film in Georgia” offering 20-25% rebate on qualified local spend, diverse locations, film-friendly society and developed infrastructure. On top of the above mentioned production costs are much lower across the board with average daily budget of shooting a feature film at around $15,000 – $25,000.


St. Bernard, LA Home To The Ranch Has Additional 3.5% Rebate


The Ranch Film Studios, in St. Bernard Parish only seven short miles from downtown New Orleans, Louisiana, offers over 200,000 sq ft of the most affordable stage, flex and office space in Louisiana. As Louisiana continues to be one of the strongest film tax incentive states over the past 15 years, The Ranch has had the luxury to host movies such as Terminator:Genisys, Deepwater Horizon, Daddy's Home and Underwater to name a few. Come see why Louisiana is the best place to film period!


Exploring Finland's Diverse Landscapes And 25% Cash Rebate


This year has brought a long-awaited boost to the Finnish audiovisual industry, with the launch of the new 25% cash rebate in January of 2017. Available for features, documentaries, scripted TV drama, and animation, the incentive aims to attract a larger number of international productions in particular to come and shoot in Finland's diverse landscapes and utilize the production services of the talented pool of professionals. Wild natural landscapes and contemporary and urban cityscapes await.


Action In Austria


From EP Financial Solutions: From the sweeping mountain scenes of “The Sound of Music” to the pulse-racing action sequences of Point Break, Austria has long been a favored destination for international production. Whether you are scouting for a medieval village, a fairy tale castle, or a bustling metropolis, you are sure to find the right scenic backdrop somewhere within Austria's borders. Recent films to take advantage of the country's 25% grant on qualified spend include “Eddie the Eagle” and the upcoming “Red Sparrow”. The first studios in Georgia were buildings converted from other uses such as warehouses and factories. As the film industry has matured so have the industry's expectations. Founders Studios is filling the gap in Georgia production with facilities specifically designed to maximize efficiency, speed, and safety for narrative television production and movies.


Be Scene In Oklahoma


Oklahoma's film industry has flourished due in part to the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program, one of the strongest competitive incentives in the U.S. The state is currently experiencing a cultural renaissance, and its cities are emerging as some of the nation's top places for business and economic development. Oklahoma's diverse, film-friendly locations and skilled crew have set the scene for a number of films including the forthcoming releases “Wildlife” and “I Can Only Imagine”.


700 ISLANDS: Infinite Possibilities; Filming In The Caribbean


The Caribbean is expanding as a hub for film and television productions as governments renew their commitment to adopt proactive programs in 2018 to revamp incentives, increase the number of sound stages, develop regional capacity for production crews and streamline support services and infrastructure to meet international standards. Renewed interest in the Caribbean is attracting new productions such as “Honey Moon in Paradise” to the region as filmmakers from around the world look to maximize production spend by utilizing European, American and Caribbean incentives programs all in one geographic area.


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