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FIVE production companies chose Benidorm for their publicity campaigns in October, the Film Office revealed.

Not surprisingly, all selected the resort’s most emblematic spots, including Kitten Production which began location shooting Lacoste’s spring-summer fashions at the end of last week.

The town hall’s Film Office and Visit Benidorm tourist board were once again on hand to smooth the way for a 100-strong team from Kitten Production who spent three days preparing photographs, videos and reels for the social media.

Earlier this month, the Film Office handled arrangements for a promotional video for leading Polish footwear brand, a short local film, a documentary-reality show for a UK television company and a television programme for RTVE, Spain’s state broadcaster.

The Film Office was also present at the recent Shooting Locations Marketplace in Valladolid, a trade fair which the organisers described as a “boutique event” for the audio-visual sector filming destinations and locations.

Benidorm town hall since revealed that location scouts from the UK and the US will soon be visiting the resort on a familiarisation trip to see first hand all that the municipality has to offer.

Linda Hall

Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.



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