Hollywood comes to Elche

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Hollywood comes to Elche
ON LOCATION: Sizing up the Elche’s coast Photo credit: Elche city hall

LOCATION scouts from the UK and the US recently visited Elche on a familiarisation trip.

Brought here by the Costa Blanca Film Commission, the experts in finding the ideal setting for a film have also visited  Torrevieja and Alicante City as well as Benissa, Altea, Benidorm, Alcoy, Petrer and Jixona.

Most of the location managers have been involved with major productions including Game of Thrones, Godzilla vs Kong, Joker, The Purge and Captain Marvel, revealed Elche’s Tourism councillor who was there to greet the visitors.

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The scouts had earlier visited the Shooting Location Marketplace international trade fair that was included in the International Film Week held last month in Valladolid in northwest Spain.

The Elche Film Office cooperates each year with dozens of production companies that have chosen the city to shoot films, television programmes, and advertisements, Molina revealed.

El Palmeral, Elche’s palm forest which is the largest in Europe, is much in demand, the councillor said, as well as the city’s coastal area and its open spaces of great value, all of which the location scouts saw during their visit.


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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