LocationEXPONews | October 2017
October 2017

Malta – The Mediterranean's Mini Hollywood


Malta is no newcomer to the international film scene. Be it blockbusters or much smaller independent productions, Malta has done it all. Murder on the Orient Express, Assassin's Creed, By the Sea and 13 Hours are among the most recent productions which made use of Malta's versatile locations. A strong film infrastructure, the world-renowned film tanks, professional English speaking film crews and the up-to 27% cash rebate all make Malta a very attractive filming destination.


Georgia Becomes Eastern European Hotspot Of Production


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.


Oregon Opportunity


From EP Financial Solutions: As one of the most geographically diverse regions in the USA makes the state of Oregon one of the most desirable locations for film and television projects. Containing volcanoes, dense forests, beautiful coastlines, small towns and vibrant cities, Oregon offers filmmakers high production value with convenience – not to mention a 20% rebate on qualified spend. Productions that have shot here include Wild, Green Room, and the television shows Grimm and The Librarians.


San Diego: Where The Backlot Meets The Beach


San Diego is known for its breathtaking beaches, but there is so much more to discover. Find out why MovieMaker Magazine ranked San Diego in the top 15 cities to live and work as a moviemaker in 2017. Besides having film-friendly locations and additional incentives through the California Film & TV Tax Credit Program 2.0, San Diego offers streamlined, fee-free City/Port locations/permitting, talented crews/support services, and dedicated Film Office staff that are with you every step of the way.


Next-Gen Television Production Facilities At Founders Studios


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.  

The Hub Design, by filmmakers, emphasizes technology and common sense from the ground up. Bookings open for first quarter 2019.


Chile Launches Program For Audiovisual Investment Support


As part of its objective to join the international circuit of locations offering incentives, Chile has begun a pilot program this year aimed at attracting international productions to film in the country. The productions that spend a minimum of US $2 million in Chile, can apply for a return of 30%, with a cap of US $3 million. The influx of foreign productions in Chile is increasingly recurrent and this has meant a great contribution in knowledge and experience.


Norway – New Incentives And Fresh Locations


Norway is becoming an increasingly sought-after location for international film and TV productions, with new incentives and funds, a business-friendly environment, world-class talents and production services. The country's stunning locations are fresh on the big screen, and the domestic industry delivers high-end production value on moderate budgets. Meet Western Norway Film Commission at LocationEXPO to discover opportunities for your next project.


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