On location

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On location
HIGH UP: British and American location scouts on Benidorm’s Sierra Cortina Photo credit: Benidorm town hall

A GROUP of international location scouts recently visited Benidorm following the recent Shooting Locations Market Place trade fair in Valladolid.

The experts in finding the best locations included Karen T Salva from the US, best-known for Joker and Now You See Me, as well as Briton Robert Boake, who won the Location Managers Guild Award for his work on the fifth Game of Thrones season.

The group were welcomed by acting mayor Ana Pellicer who emphasised Benidorm town hall’s commitment to providing locations for films and audio-visual productions.

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The location scouts toured the town’s most iconic settings, visiting the terrace of Hotel Bali, Europe’s tallest hotel, and were shown Sierra Cortina which is inland but still inside the Benidorm boundaries.

They also went up to the Les Caletes tower in the Rincon de Loix and saw the sunset from the Cross, high up on the Sierra Helada.

The Old Town, the remodelled Avenida del Mediterraneo and even the British Zone in Calle Gerona were also included in the tour.


But, as municipal sources pointed out afterwards, the scouts are looking not only for colourful and interesting settings but also facilities, accommodation, technicians and logistics assistance, all of which is easily accessed in Benidorm.

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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