We take a look at some of the most challenging locations to film, hearing from those who have braved them.
Media production takes us to all corners of the globe. From sweltering deserts, to sub-zero ice caves; the bustling metropolis to remote highlands; members of World Fixer have seen it all. We asked fixers, journalists, and producers to reflect on the best and most challenging locations they have filmed in. Mandy Li, Fixer, China […]
Inter-Korea relations appear to be making progress, will this open up more filming opportunities in North Korea? In August a group of mostly elderly South Koreans crossed into North Korea to reunite with family members many haven’t seen nor heard from since the Korean War broke out 68 years ago. The reunion has excited global […]
Media awards are not just for Hollywood’s elite Coveted prizes like the BAFTAs, Oscars and Golden Globes receive extensive coverage; yet many smaller awards for independent media production go unannounced. Each year prizes are presented for outstanding feature films, documentaries, investigative journalism, photography and many other fields of media production. Awards are an excellent way […]
Media professionals warn censorship risks hampering production in Turkey The Kurdish-Turkish conflict, opposition to President Erdogan’s administration, and now trade relations with the US, have provided abundant content for the international media. The country is also a corridor between Europe and the Middle East, and a vantage point for reporting on Syria’s unrest, the rise […]
China is becoming an increasingly popular location for filming and media production. From the bustling street of Shanghai to the snowy peaks of the Himalaya’s, the country provides an ideal backdrop for scripted dramas, documentaries, and commercials. We spoke to Mandy Bueschlen Li, an award winning local producer, director and fixer who has worked with […]
The UK’s exit from the European Union could have substantial implications for fixers, producers, journalists and crew members across the globe. Since the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union, there has been considerable debate over the implications for the audio-visual industry. As us media professionals know, the industry is heavily dependent on […]