On 26th May, the Málaga Film Commission held a conference dedicated to the management of film productions for technicians from municipal administrations. It was given by industry professionals Piluca Querol (director of the Andalucia Film Commission), Paulino Cuevas (producer and lawyer at Euromedia) and Enrique Guadamuro (location manager in series and films such as 'The Crown', 'Terminator' or 'Game of Thrones'). Among the attendees were representatives from 8 municipalities of the province from Antequera, Benalmádena, Coín, Cártama, La Axarquía, Torremolinos, Ardales and El Burgo.
The activity took place throughout the morning at the centre of contemporary culture of the Diputación de Málaga, La Térmica. During the masterclass highlighted issues related to the management of film and advertising productions. This course comes in the present context of a boom in Malaga's municipalities, given the strong development experienced by the film industry in the province over the last 10 years.
Major productions have already used locations in Malaga, such as 'Warrior Nun' or 'Black Mirror'. This reality shows the clear trend of attraction of the sector for the diversity of locations offered by the municipalities of Malaga. A recent example was the entry among the five finalist locations for the 'Location Award' granted by the European Film Commission Network in 2021. The nomination came thanks to the locations that the province as a whole lent to the filming of the fourth season of 'The Crown'.
The training instructed the different technicians of each municipality on how to deal with the management of productions of all kinds (fiction, advertising...), realitiesvideo games). The importance and benefits of knowledge of one's own territory, the preparation, tools and technical resources necessary based on the regulations in force, and finally the dynamism of attracting production companies and clients for the economy, employment and the impact on tourism in the province were highlighted.