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Michael

Michael

Production work on commercial, entertainment, and factual shoots for clients from around the world during more than two decades is at the core of Michael’s experience.  Highlights from his years managing production service budgets ranging from modest to over 1 million euros include feature film, sport celebrity shoots, primetime TV programming for all major US & UK channels, and events as diverse as motocross and a papal visit.


This Los Angeles native with a traveler’s soul started his own production service company overseas to share with fellow production professionals the wonders of shooting film, photo, and video projects across Spain and Portugal – the sunniest corner of Europe.  Michael is as quick with a smile as he is committed to no-nonsense production workflow delivering cost-effective, quality results you can see in frame.  He founded the Production Service Network in 2014 to accomplish that worldwide.  He manages PSN from his base in Madrid, Barcelona, or most anywhere he has an Internet connection.

Look no further than latest Partner work to see how PSN puts a world of possibilities at producers' fingertips. Click here for more.

We're looking forward to PSN reaching new heights with you in 2019.

See on you set!

Michael

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The VR expertise of our PSN Canada team reaches new heights at the International Space Station this year.  The ISS Experience produced by TIME and Felix & Paul Studios, with production service by PSN Canada, will showcase life in space like never before.

Producers announced the project at Sundance and shared a trailer you can view by clicking here.

 

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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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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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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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Choosing the optimal location for a production isn’t all that different from casting the ideal on-camera talent.  The look is what catches the eye.  But it is the performance -and all that makes it what it is – that convinces creatives and captivates an audience.

PSN Partners are experts at locating, permitting and servicing below-the-line production needs in their territories worldwide. 

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Industry insights keep you primed for our fast-paced and multi-faceted world of production.  Here at the helm of PSN-Production Service Network, I’ve enjoyed the privilege of talking shop with a number of producers worldwide.  Conclusion?  Your experience is very worth sharing.

Where are the standout locations that you’ve shot at overseas during the past year?  What makes the top 3 memorable – for better or worse?  

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