Where else can producers tap into a global resource of local knowledge to research not only fiscal incentives but also locations, logistics, climate, casting, technicians, labor laws, work visas, customs, equipment, construction, installations, and all else associated with film production?
PSN sets the stage for shop talk amongst peers – producer to producer. We streamline overseas project development by matching scripts to vetted, local service producers in the most promising places for production. We don’t finance projects. We help determine where already financed scripts can get the best creative results for their available budget. This dialogue paves the way for sure footing as producers move into actual filming in a foreign country. It also inspires confidence in professional management of all paperwork and accounting to satisfy production company standards and secure local incentives.
Each PSN Partner is a full-fledged production service company with local expertise at all aspects of live action film production in its country. PSN Partners keep at the top of their game servicing commercial film productions for global brands. That same skillset primes them to deliver all local needs as the main unit support or 2nd unit for scripted productions.
PSN Partners regularly manage six-figure budgets for local production services of commercial films. Scripted narrative budgets for BTL services in select countries have well surpassed the €1 million mark at times. No matter the project’s scope, PSN Partners remain focused on their craft – to ensure a smooth and successful shoot on location.
Michael is an American producer seated at the helm of PSN where he evaluates production queries and channels them to Partners in more than 40 countries. Production work on commercial, entertainment, and factual shoots for clients from around the world during more than two decades is at the core of his 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