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Shooting in the USA

Tuesday 23rd June 2015

Procam provides a full range of UK and US rental services, offering:

• Local offices throughout the UK and in New York

• Expert knowledge and advice on shooting in the US

• Close relationships with the local production community in New York

• A dedicated point of contact to handle your enquiries while filming


Why shoot in the USA?

The international market is rapidly rising in prominence for the UK’s independent production sector. According to Televisual magazine’s annual ‘Production 100’ survey, the international market contributed to 28% of revenue generated by the top 100 independent production companies in the UK last year. 10% of this comes from selling rights abroad while the remaining 18% is due to commissions from international broadcasters. Some indies even say more than half their revenue now comes from international broadcasters.

Due to this huge surge in international production, we have made a key move to cater for UK producers shooting in the US. We recently acquired US-based camera rental expert Hotcam New York, whose rental credits include top productions The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Million Dollar Listing, American Pickers and Billy on the Street. Already we have adapted and expanded Hotcam New York’s range of services to mirror the extensive range provided by our UK offices in London, Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh. This includes kit and crew rental, project management, workflow consultancy, training and 24-hour support.

Offering a seamless service

We are now able to support our UK-based clients shooting in the US effectively by offering UK customers a seamless experience when booking cameras and crew in the States, accompanied by our renowned product expertise. We are pleased to announce that Mark Schwietering has joined the Hotcam New York team this month. Some of you may remember Mark as he worked in the London office for five years before moving to the US where he has been working for a facility company for the past three years. Mark is well placed to offer consistent advice and handle all enquiries as he has worked on both sides of the pond. Whether it’s technical advice or dealing with local obstacles, Mark and the team are on hand to help, whatever the situation.

Our New York office is a true home-from-home for our UK clients shooting in the US. We buy the same equipment for all our offices and offer the same bespoke kit service that we are known for in the UK. Coming to Hotcam New York for your US productions brings into play extensive knowledge in local geographies. New York and the US in general can be a tricky place to shoot but we make it easy, by sourcing crews and utilising great relationships with the local production community and the New York Mayor’s Office. Our people in Hotcam New York have been in the business for more than 30 years so have well-honed experience and expert knowledge of the local area and legalities of shooting in the US.

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