The Hunger Games: The Capitol Tour from Alvin Groen on Vimeo.
This week I’m back in Tblisi, Georgia in the Caucasus region of Eastern Europe. I’m working with the East European Cultural Partnership, advising Tblisi City Hall on the elements required to develop the film industry and support and promote production on location in the capital. I was last here with […]
In Podgarica, Montenegro as keynote speaker for the 3rd Annual Montenegro Film Forum. I spoke about the economic potential of a successful film sector, what international producers are looking for when they consider a country like Montenegro, and the role of film commissions in attracting those producers and laying the […]
So this was the culmination of my last few weeks in beloved Belgrade – devising and presenting a conference on preparing the Danube as a filming destination of choice. You can read about it here (thanks Moviescope) and here.
I’m off to Cannes. It’s going to be lovely. Grace of Monaco is the opening pic; it’s been thoroughly rubbished by the Grimaldis (no surprise there.) But could someone please explain that really odd accent?
To celebrate the start of the Mixed Reality conference, we went last night to Sweden’s oldest purpose built cinema in old Ystad, to watch the Bollywood supernatural horror romance (oh do keep up) movie 1920 Evil Returns – which was shot in atmospheric old houses all over the Skane region. […]
So I’ve arrived in the impossibly picture perfect Ystad, in southern Sweden, for the Mixed Reality Film Tourism conference. Here, in the Wallander heartland, I’ll be giving a broad-strokes overview of the whole film tourism phenomenon (and how it works) as well as looking at ways that tourism offices can […]
MovieScope Magazine has just released my latest article on Film Tourism and its potential as a film funding resource for filmmakers: The good news is that it could result in access to more funding and other marketing resources for films that showcase a particular location. We’re already starting to see […]