Like intercontinental wars of the past, Western Europe is battling with its Eastern cousins -- but this time it's not for land but for the lion's share of big-budget film productions.
Film commissioners mean business. The Assn. of Film Commissioners Intl. unveils today its slate of AFCI Global Initiatives, aimed at educating the professional and standardizing the profession.
Africa is now on Hollywood's map. The box office and award-garnering success of African-themed pics, from Fernando Meirelles' "The Constant Gardner" to Kevin Macdonald's "The Last King of Scotland"…
Want to convey moneyed Gotham or modern London? Need a transition shot that says more than 1,000 words of dialogue? An iconic location or landmark often conveys more background or exposition than a…
It seems as if every state in America is jumping on the incentive bandwagon -- and by the looks of their Web sites, that seems to be true. Daily Variety updates the latest developments around the…
The sun rising at dawn over the Forbidden City in China's ancient capital. Or a marketplace in the Ming or the Qing dynasty. Or a kung-fu brawl in a teahouse spilling out onto the streets of 1920s…
"Flying in over the black sand beaches and lava fields, I could see that Iceland had the rugged and unusual look we needed." Clint Eastwood's description of his first encounter with the location for…
In ABC's "Lost," each character has an elaborate backstory that takes place in myriad locations worldwide, such as the Iraqi desert, where Sayid Jarrah (played by Naveen Andrews) is a member of the…
After hosting the 2006 Winter Olympics, Turin and Piedmont got on a metaphoric ski jump and launched a public/private film fund that may land the northern Italian region a gold medal.
Chris Noonan's literary biopic "Miss Potter" may be set in London and Britain's beautiful Lake District, but 50% of the principal photography took place on the tiny, self-governing Isle of Man, just…