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Features

Charting the Future Course for Film Commissioners

Charting the Future Course for Film Commissioners

New Zealand native Jaclyn Philpott made a bold move, traveling halfway around the globe to lead the L.A.-based Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) early in 2023. Read about her strategy for infusing new opportunities for members and growing this nearly 50-year-old institution.

Sundance Shorts Tour Returns to Rockford Dec. 2

Sundance Shorts Tour Returns to Rockford Dec. 2

Filmmakers Invited to Submit Short Films for 2nd Annual 815HORTS ROCKFORD, Ill., August 31, 2023: Call for 5HORTS! Local, national and international filmmakers are invited to submit short films to be considered for screening at the second annual 815HORTS. Scheduled...

History in the (Film) Making

History in the (Film) Making

With more than 550 one-of-a-kind historic buildings under its jurisdiction, the U.S. Government is a location scout’s dream.

Eyes of a Location Scout

Discover Filmmaking Through the Eyes of a Real Location Scout

Discover Filmmaking Through the Eyes of a Real Location Scout

Evan Chan embraces both the creative and the practical in his location scout role Even before Evan Chan finished his film studies at Capilano University (formerly Capilano College), he was already working in the film industry. Not surprising for someone who had spent...

Discover Filmmaking Through the Eyes of a Real Location Manager

Discover Filmmaking Through the Eyes of a Real Location Manager

With over two decades of experience in the industry, Location Manager Desiree Young discusses the joys, challenges and changes of her job By Tinder Kiely Desiree Young broke into the film industry working as a location scout for the beloved show Smallville, while...

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