Frances Mayes is best known for her book, ‘Under The Tuscan Sun’ – a tale about escaping the city for the beautiful life. For an upcoming PBS special called ‘Dream of Italy’ location producer, Fabio Di Segni worked with her in Cortona. He’s shared a few thoughts with us: We recently filmed a DREAM OF […]
Australian produced documentaries are gaining a growing reputation for their high calibre, attracting attention from film makers worldwide. From the outback, to stunning marine life, to an array of human stories, Australia offers an exhaustive range of possible documentary material. This potential is not going unnoticed. This year, Australian documentary festivals including, Melbourne Documentary Festival, […]
Looking to film in Turkey? Here are some of the best places to capture on camera
As Venezuelan authorities ramp up restrictions on the country’s media, the walls are closing in on journalists and film makers. Last month US President, Donald Trump, used his address to UN delegates to attack Venezuela’s socialist government. Venezuela’s President, Nicholas Maduro has come under increasing pressure from governments and NGOs across the globe to deal […]
Proposed border walls, a war on drugs and illegal immigration; Mexico has barely been out of international headlines this year. As international media outlets clamour for a piece of the action, fixers and journalists in the country are busier than ever. We have all seen stories of gun violence, desperate migrants and family separations play […]
Screening of a film portraying a homosexual romance in Kenya is adding pressure for changes to the country’s restrictive legislation. Will Kenya follow India and repeal its anti-homosexuality laws? And what will this mean for film making in the country? “Give thanks to freedom of expression!!!! WE DID IT!” Tweeted Kenyan film director Wanuri Kahiu. […]
The media industry is still failing to address lack of female representation behind the camera 2018 is widely celebrated as a year of unprecedented progress for female professionals in the media industry. Production houses pledge their support for gender equality left right and centre, and #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have dominated headlines- and rightly so! Yet, […]
Can documentary film makers and journalists take the lead in human rights campaigns, or are we taking advantage of refugee suffering?
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 […]