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 ‘Tis the season for long shoot days and warm weather down south.

The payoff is on screen and in the details of the projects producers have shot with our PSN Partners in Africa, Oceania, and South America.

We’ve collected a few of our Partners’ favorites to share for a little inspiration.

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The Austrian Alps are a singularly enormous mountain range with towering peaks thousands of meters high offering breathtaking panoramic views. The exceptional locations here have inspired many filmmakers to capture the luxury, sport, adventure and intrigue.

The Alps have always drawn spy stories.  The Living Daylights, featuring Timothy Dalton as Bond, was shot in Begrenzt in the Alps in 1987.  Quantum of Solace was filmed in Feldkirch in 2008, starring Daniel Craig. Maybe this has something to do with the quirky fact that Ian Fleming actually learned to ski in Tyrol while he was studying in a school run by a former British spy.

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Peru is an emerging shoot destination sure to surprise many producers outside Latin America.  The quality shoot support on hand to help capture a colorful variety of locations and faces ensures fresh results in camera at costs that are hard to beat in neighboring countries. 

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Nothing beats a familiar face in a strange land.  No surprise then that local production service management is a top reason for the success of overseas shoots. That’s just one determination from the first PSN industry survey of content creators working in foreign countries.

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To meet the demands of producers shooting overseas, PSN has vetted new Partners in Czech Republic, Serbia, Belgium, and Malaysia and incorporated them into its one-stop shop resource.   The Network now offers local shoot support in nearly 50 countries.  

Read more in this recent LBB article.

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Hungary and Hollywood have an affair that has lasted more than a century. And a boost in the film incentive is sure to keep the flame burning. 

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The upside of ad industry disruption is a growing awareness and willingness amongst producers to try something fresh.  The Location Guide’s Managing Director, Jean Frederic Garcia, caught up with us for a seaside chat at Cannes Lions 2018 to learn how Production Service Network cooperation with producers provides safe harbor to those caught up in the stormy demands of today’s campaigns.  Watch the video here.

JF:  Welcome to the Location Lounge, Cannes Lions 2018.  Hi, Michael.

MM:  Hello, Jean Frederic.

JF:  So here we are, once again.

MM:  Oh yes.

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Russia 2018 has already delivered some memorable moments.  Viewership of the global event dwarfs even the Super Bowl so advertisers pour blood, sweat, tears, and money to score.  

PSN Partners in Spain, Romania, Mexico, Colombia, and Brazil have all participated in the production of campaigns airing during the World Cup.  Following a series of articles about their work in LBB, we’ve gathered up these interviews with our Partners from behind-the-scenes.

Albert Soler, Service EP at PSN Spain, kicks it off with insights about the critical local support provided to Bruce Hunt directing a Radical Media UK production for a Lay’s spot featuring Lionel Messi. 

Q: Why shoot ‘Lays Re-United’ in Spain?

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We got a few Lions amidst our Partners this year!

Little did they know it while mingling at our Cannes Soirée, but PSN Partners – once again - worked on award-winning projects.  Can you find one of our Lions in photos with our Soirée guests published on the PSN FB page?  Can you find yourself and your friends new and old?

We’re glad that so many of you could join our pre-Lion celebration this year.  And we hope to see you next on location for an overseas shoot.  Sign up for our monthly newsletters of latest PSN Partner work worldwide and get inspired!

Now here’s a look at the four commercial projects produced with PSN Partners that won 7 Lions between them.  

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Weather patterns and their impact on seasonal harvests shape the flow of film and photo shoots to overseas destinations. In Southeast Asia, it'll soon be time to shoot the lotus flower in all its splendor.

Learn about the recent experience of producers from a US beauty campaign for LVMH in this blog by our PSN Vietnam Partners.

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