State film office launches online location database
Is it Switzerland or the White Mountains? North Carolina or the North Country? A colonial fort or the Fort at No. 4 living history museum?
Many places around New Hampshire can play double roles for locations in films. To make it easier for film scouts at home and around the world to find just the location they want for their projects, the New Hampshire Film and Television Office has launched an online database of locations across the state available for filming.
Created expressly for film offices and commissions by dot.org Group Inc. of Charlotte, N.C., Reel-Scout is a project and client management system supported by a sophisticated, fully-searchable digital library. The library is Internet-based, accessible to its users at any time and from anywhere in the world. Reel-Scout will not only help the state’s film office manage digital images, but will also help manage all project, location and contact assets simultaneously.
“I am excited that our film office and filmmakers around the globe can connect with New Hampshire by utilizing a tool like Reel-Scout,” said Matthew Newton, film specialist managing the New Hampshire Film and Television Office. “This service truly is the backbone of our infrastructure. Not only will we be able to use the service to market and promote New Hampshire as a filming location, but we will now be able to perform a number of new tracking methods to get a better picture of how film and television production is affecting the Granite State.”
Newton said the library currently has 46 locations, but he said he is “adding more every day.”
He also said the film office is actively seeking property owners that may be willing to have their home or business available as a film location.
“We will provide them with all the information they need regarding how to host a film or television production and how they can submit their digital photos of their property for inclusion in the online library,” said Newton.
The location library is available on the New Hampshire Film and Television Office’s Web site, nh.gov/film. For more information, call 271-2220. — CINDY KIBBE