The new edition of theinternational film industry handbook The Location Guide launches this week.

An essential guide forlocation film-making worldwide, the new edition launches at a time whenproducers are being enticed by numerous financial incentives to shoot theirfilms in increasingly far flung locations.

The guide spans over 100countries with new locations surveyed including Uganda, Taiwan, Kuwait,Macedonia, the Dominican Republic and Brunei.

The Location Guide 2005provides film-makers with contacts and information for filming abroad orout-of-state. It includes contact details for film commissions, film boards andgovernment film liaison offices and studios; government incentives forfilmmakers and who to approach; location information and practical observationsfor filming; recent productions; and immigration and temporary entryrequirements. There are also listings for over 1500 production servicecompanies, location finders and fixers worldwide.

Murray Ashton, who foundedThe Location Guide in 1997, said: "There is an ever growing trend for producersto venture further a field in search of locations that will maximise productionvalue, and this is producing healthy competition between countries, locationsand facilities such as production service companies and studios. It is our aimat The Location Guide to provide these producers with the right contactsworldwide enabling them to make the best decisions on where and with whom toshoot"

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