Film Location Services

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Film Location Services
(Asian Film Location Services)
Industry Film
Founded 1979 by Chandran Rutnam
Headquarters Sri Lanka
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Chandran Rutnam
Services Filming location, Location scouting, Location shooting, Film production
Website http://www.filmlocationservices.lk

Film Location Services which is now known as Asian Film Locations Services is a well known film location and production services company based in Sri Lanka. The company was founded by the Sri Lankan film maker Chandran Rutnam in 1979 and credited for the production of number of award winning films.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

Taprobane Pictures is its sister institution and studio for motion pictures and commercials.

History[edit]

Chandran Rutnam was doing jobs in Hollywood studios while he was pursuing his studies on a film school in Los Angeles. Rutnam's break in selling Sri Lankan locations to international film-makers came when he managed to convince John Derek, director of Tarzan the Apeman, to shoot the film starring his wife Bo Derek, in Sri Lanka rather than Africa.

Steven Spielberg refers to Rutnam as "Our most valued friend in the Far East".

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Water' the Best Foreign Film at Hollywood". The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd.(Sri Lanka). 2007-01-28. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  2. ^ "Deepa Mehta's film - 'WATER'". The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd.(Sri Lanka). 2006-04-30. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  3. ^ "Film company sues Mahaweli Authority, NFC". The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd.(Sri Lanka). 2007-01-24. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  4. ^ "Alimankada –Behind the scenes". Upali Newspapers Limited.(Sri Lanka). 2009-11-22. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  5. ^ "A 'land like no other' for film locations". The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd.(Sri Lanka). 2003-08-16. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  6. ^ "Breaking the artificial barriers". The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd.(Sri Lanka). 11/02/2007. Retrieved 2011-03-12.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  7. ^ "Water nominated for Academy Awards". The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd.(Sri Lanka). 2007-01-26. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  8. ^ "Hollywood gets Tsunami plea". BBC. 05/02/2008. Retrieved 2011-03-16.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

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