3 Things You Should Know When Filming in Monaco
Fresh off a successful shoot at the Monaco E-Prix, we’ve learned a thing or two about the challenges of filming in the famous Principality.
Here are three things you should know when filming in Monaco:
- Allow plenty of time for location permissions. The Monaco Government Communications Department are famously meticulous when it comes to permissions, particularly if you want to film at the Casino, Casino Square, Café de Paris or Hotel de Paris. The website says to allow 15 days but aim to get your forms in as early as possible. And if you’re shooting a fiction film, be aware that you’ll have to submit your forms in French.
- Plan Where You’ll Eat. Unless your shoot is being bankrolled by an eccentric billionaire, your per diem is probably not going to cover much more than a starter in a lot of Monaco restaurants. Save time pounding the pavements by planning where you’ll eat in advance. Rue Princesse Caroline is a good spot for some of the more modestly priced restaurants.
- Prepare for hot weather. Temperatures in Monaco shoot up much earlier than the UK. And, as I discovered, the bald men amongst you may find yourselves shelling out €20 for a Ferrari branded baseball cap if you haven’t packed appropriately. Sun cream and shorts will be as valuable as your call sheets and risk assessments!
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Simon Cross, ABB Formula E Branded Content Production