Spanish filming locations market sets dates for late October
As part of Spain’s drive to consolidate itself as one of the world’s leading filming locations, Shooting Locations Marketplace has confirmed the dates for its second edition which will run from October 20-21, again taking place at the Feria de Valladolid, an hour by train north of Madrid.
The Market Square should return to its original format, which primarily welcomes location scouts, as well as producers, executive producers and representatives of film commissions in Spain and abroad.
Centered around one-on-one meetings, where commissions and service companies present potential filming destinations to directors, the Marketplace also features panels and presentations analyzing industry trends as well as success stories and drivers. that tip the balance when choosing one destination over another.
Representatives from 60 destinations are expected, including members of the Spanish Film Commission (Madrid, Andalusia, Vigo, Valencia, Canary Islands, etc.) and countries such as Portugal and Norway, which will participate for the first time. Other companies that have pledged to attend include hotel chain THB and the Seven Canary Islands.
More than 60 location managers from seven countries have confirmed their attendance so far. Spain represents 32% of the delegates, the United Kingdom 24% and the United States 30%. Other managers will come from Germany, Malta, Canada and Portugal.
The international stage managers who have confirmed for this year’s second edition British veteran Dan Connolly (“Devs”), Lori Balton (“Argo”, “A River Runs Through It”), Bill Doyle (“Mank”), Julie Hannum (“Tenet”) and Bill Darby (“Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again”), Georgette Turner (“Wonder Woman”).
Also included are Markus Bensch (“A Hidden Life”), Angus Ledgerwood (“San Andreas”), Peter Gray (“Guardians of Galaxy”), Scott Trimble (“Star Trek”), Chris Baugh (“Terminator: Dark Fate”) , Leann Emmert (“Transformers”) and Bill Darby (“The Mummy”).
The second Marketplace was announced as the number of shoots in Spain and the diversity of locations both increased.
“The work of film commissions has allowed more titles to shoot in more places,” said Carlos Rosado, president of the Spanish Film Commission, during a presentation in Madrid of Shooting Locations Marketplace. “We would like the Marketplace to consolidate as a meeting point for all film commissions in Spain.”
Shooting Locations Marketplace was launched last year just months after Spain’s PSOE government pledged 1.6 billion euros ($1.7 billion) as part of a Spain AVS Hub plan to boost film and television production in Spain, as well as its status as an international filming location.
“The audiovisual sector is a strategic priority for the industry,” said Luis Cueto, secretary at Spain’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, citing the government’s efforts to speed up the visa application process and facilitate visa applications. filming in national parks, railways and airports.
Shooting Locations Marketplace is supported by the Spanish Film Commission, ICEX Invest in Spain, the regional government of Castilla y León and the town hall of Valladolid, among many institutions. The Location Manager International Association and representatives from different countries helped promote the event as an international forum.