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There’s good reason that producers of overseas projects choose their local shoot support with much trepidation.  The very success of their film or photo project is at stake.

Whether it be while participating on a panel of experts at AICP meetings about foreign production or simply talking shop with producers the world over, the stories I hear from the trenches constantly remind me of how critical it is to work with a reliable, boots-on-the-ground partner.

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A smooth path to a successful shoot overseas is our aim.  Whether you’re driving, cycling, hiking, sledding, or even dancing, you can count on PSN Partners to set the stage with reliable shoot support.

Look no further than recent Partner work in Spain, Romania, Iceland, Egypt, and Denmark for films demonstrating our work on the move for brands like Axe, Citroen, and Carlsberg.

We’re the local partner of content producers, strategically positioned to facilitate overseas film and photo shoots worldwide.

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PSN Partners are known for local knowledge to facilitate film and photo production in their individual countries worldwide.  Our offering tips for visitors to Cannes Lions might sound a bit like turning things on their head.

Yet as nearly half the 44 PSN Partners prepare to rendezvous on the sands of the Croisette, where we’ll once again host our Cannes Soiree, we’re immersed in social media abuzz with queries from first-timers anxious to tap into the experience of the initiated.

The editorial team at LBB caught up with several of our Partners around the globe to compile this article sharing a few of our personal recommendations.

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Technology innovation that makes a difference is at the heart of a brand awareness campaign that Nissan recently launched in Spain.  Conceived by TBWA Spain, developed by Glassworks, and portrayed in a film produced by PSN Spain, the project adds a layer of safety to one of the world’s most dangerous professions – barnacle harvesters braving the treacherous waves on Spain’s Coast of Death.

LBB profiles the story from behind the scenes in this article.  

 

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Shoot for the sky.  Whether it be in-flight, atop snowy peaks, or urban rooftops, PSN Partners are reaching new heights at locations for recent shoots in Europe and North and South America.

And why not?  We’re putting the world at producers’ fingertips to help ensure smartly planned and well executed shoots for brands like Mastercard, Android Wear, KFC, Jordanian Airlines, and more.  The sky is the limit, for now at least. Take a look here at the latest.

Think global but shoot like a local with Production Service Network.

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Nicolas Bétrancourt serves up production services in France with the knowledge and experience gained producing his own projects worldwide.   As the PSN France Partner, he offers a few keys to successful production in France in this recent discussion.

Q:  Nicolas, what could be the best reasons to shoot in France?

A:  Well, there are too many to list here but…seriously, French locations are renowned worldwide.  Of course, one may think about our historical monuments, Paris the romantic city, etc. But think about the Alps, the wild shores of Brittany, the wide beaches of Normandy, and the contemporary buildings.  I know of at least 20 cities where we could easily shoot cinematic sequences!

Q:  But in France the problem is still the language, isn’t it?

A: Ah! While that was true 10 years ago, our crew nowadays are almost all fluent in English. The young guns, new generation travels quite a lot. Many DOP’s, steadycams, and post-production folks are well-known abroad, and that’s thanks, in part, to being able to work in English. 

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Gritty sports on the streets of Peru for Gatorade contrast with a Mitsubishi Motors Australia road trip or Mercedes dreamscapes of Spain.  Key to the creative execution of each was the choice of location.  

Check out these recent films and more shot on location in Hungary for TP Link and Chile for Booking.com.  Get inspired!  Call on PSN to find your ideal location.

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This month’s opening of a horizon tank in New Zealand adds a new dimension to the local film industry.  PSN Partners in Asia Pacific, the Americas, and Europe are now strategically positioned to provide full shoot support in countries with operational water tanks.

Commercial filmmakers shooting a project that calls for a tank can often contain costs by choosing to shoot in a country where the rest of their creative brief can be accomplished.

PSN Partners in Mexico, Ireland, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Romania, and Australia have contributed to a newly published article in LBB that features the new water tank near Auckland while offering specs of other tanks worldwide.

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And all the while having fun at it!  After all, a bit of mischief keeps us on our toes.  So let the kids race sports cars and fly that drone at the airport.  And film it all to remind us that where there’s a will there’s most definitely a way when it comes to PSN shoot support worldwide.

Happy viewing of these films and more in our latest newsletter.

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Producers shooting film and photo projects overseas have good reason to look south.  While this may be the season, there are lesser-known advantages that make countries like New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Uruguay, and Chile worth considering year-round.  

Need a state-of-the-art water tank?  A Russian arm?  How about babies galore?

LBB surveyed PSN Partners in each country, and their clients, about exchange rates, visas, drone flights, infrastructure, and more to share the results of that research in this article shining a spotlight on work and pleasure on the other side of the Equator.

 

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