Society for Economic and Social Promotion and Development of La Palma - SODEPAL



La Palma Film Commission to hold meetings with localisers from the best international production companies

Within the framework of the III Shooting Locations Marketplace, to be held on 17 and 18 October in Valladolid, the Isla Bonita will be promoted as a film location to representatives of Universal, Warner, Lionsgate and Paramount.

The La Palma Film Commission, a project of the Cabildo de La Palma managed by the public company Sodepal, will be present at the III Shooting Locations Marketplace, a strategic boutique event in the audiovisual sector for territories that are bidding to be shooting destinations, which will take place on the 17th and 18th of October. 

Organised by Feria de Valladolid and the Spain Film Commission with the sponsorship of the City Council of Castilla-La Mancha, the meeting will welcome international professionals working on high-budget productions worldwide. 

Specifically, the event brings together representatives of destinations such as the Isla Bonita with localisers, production companies and service providers. According to the organisers, 77% of the participants come from the USA and the UK; the rest come from Spain, Switzerland, Canada, Italy and Germany.

For the president of the Cabildo, Sergio Rodríguez, "attending events like this is key to the positioning of the island, as it is such a specific international market". "These are places where we must be present whenever we have the opportunity, because it puts the territory in direct contact with the professionals in the sector responsible for locations, in other words, those who decide, or have a large part of the final weight in the decision of where to shoot," he explains.

In this sense, it is worth mentioning that the La Palma Film Commission has scheduled meetings with location managers for projects by companies such as Universal Pictures, Warner Bros Pictures, Lionsgate, Paramount, 20th Television, Focus Features, Marvel Studios, Disney, Netflix and Apple TV, among others. 

"Attendance at this meeting is in line with the Cabildo's government group's commitment to a strategic sector such as the audiovisual sector, an engine of economic diversification for the island with great potential for growth and the capacity to create professional opportunities on La Palma", said Miriam Perestelo, Councillor for Economic Promotion and Digital Transformation of the Cabildo and CEO of Sodepal.

This is an event that La Palma will attend under the umbrella of Canary Islands Film, the Canary Islands Government's audiovisual promotion brand, which in turn is a partner of the Spain Film Commission.