James Bond Filming in Austria Brings Value Creation, Employment and Know-How Transfer – Austria Profits as a Film and Tourism Location.
In spite of tough international competition, the FISA funding model for Film Location Austria served as the basis for convincing the James Bond producers of the advantages of filming in Austria.
“After long negotiations, Location Austria in cooperation with Cine Tirol and Cine Styria, was able to convince the producers that Austria fulfils the requirements for this project perfectly”, says Arie Bohrer/Location Austria.
Starting in the middle of January 2015, the 24th James Bond film will shoot at different locations in Austria for a period of four weeks. Pre-filming work is scheduled to take place in Austria as of December 2014. The crew of over 500 film professionals, including 150 from Austria, will gather together to shoot the film in locations such as Sölden and Obertilliach in Tyrol and Altaussee in Styria.
Not only Austrian filmmakers but the entire tourism industry benefits from film productions of such magnitude. Some 30,000 overnight stays were booked for hotels in Tyrol, Carinthia and Styria. The added value of film tourism on the part of moviegoers identifying the Austrian Alps and lake backdrops in a popular films is also becoming increasingly important. One outstanding example is the “Sound of Music” tour in Salzburg, which attracts 300,000 visitors each year.
During their General assembly in Turin-Italy, where they were invited by the Film Commission Torino Piemonte, the Filming Europe-EUFCN members voted to renew part of the association board of directors.
The elections resulted in the following board:
Truls Kontny - President
Film Commission Norway
Mikael Svensson - Vice-President
Oresund Film Commission
Valérie Lépine-Karnik - General Secretary
Brodie Pringle - Treasurer
Andrea Rocco - Board member
Genova Liguria Film Commission
Carlos Rosado Cobiàn - Board member
Film Commission Spain
Christiane Raab - Board member
Berlin Brandenburg Film Commission
Jacques Paul Georges Mer - Board member
Algarve Film Commission
The staff and current board of Filming Europe-EUFCN are happy to welcome new board members and look forward to starting working with them for the growth of the Association.
EAVE organises an EAVE ON DEMAND session in co-operation with EUFCN / Filming in Europe from November20-21 in Torino, Italy for EUFCN members.
The 2-day tailor-made workshop for EUFCN members will increase the participants’ knowledge about co-production, share experiences and provide inspiration on how to make the cooperation between film commissions, funders and producers in Europe even more efficient. Co-production is a more and more vital in the audiovisual industry and film commissioners can play a crucial role in this new scenario. The EUFCN network is a meaningful resource to build collaboration and share experience along members and countries, the right entity who could open a discussion on this subject with the guidance of EAVE experts and professionals.
The Filmkulisse Bayern initiative offers valuable services for the film and tourism industries and takes advantage of synergies between the two.
The FFF Film Commission and Bayern Tourismus Marketing work together closely to optimally support both sectors. Patron of the initiative is the Munich-based actress Veronica Ferres.
HBO is pleased to confirm that a portion of season five of Game of Thrones will be shot on several natural locations in the Province of Sevilla. Specifics on the locations will be announced closer to the time of production.
This filming, set to take place later this year, is being done in full collaboration with the Andalucía Film Commission through their president, Carlos Rosado, the Sevilla Film Office and the mayor of Sevilla, Juan Ignacio Zoido, and the Osuna Film Office and the mayoress, Rosario Andújar.
Providing production services in Spain is Peter Welter Soler with Fresco Film Services. CANAL+ is the broadcaster of GAME OF THRONES in Spain.
Based on the bestselling fantasy book series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” by George R.R. Martin, HBO’s GAME OF THRONES concluded its ten-episode fourth season in June and will begin filming its fifth season in Belfast later this month. The series, executive produced and written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, is an epic story of treachery and nobility, set on the continent of Westeros, where summers and winters can last years.
Official press release from HBO