Are you looking for production fixers in Qatar?

2022 is turning out to be a very exciting year for Media Queen TV!  Not only are we five years old, but in addition, we are also counting down to some pretty amazing events. Later this year, we will be working with some of the best fixers in Qatar on the first FIFA World Cup™ in the Middle East.  2023 will see the return of the Qatar Formula One Grand Prix Motor racing for the start of a 10-year contract.   With 2024 welcoming the delayed FINA World Championships to Doha, Qatar, there is much to be excited about.

This year, for one of our main projects, Media Queen TV has provided production support to the Host Broadcasters of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.   Alongside this, we found the time to collaborate with some great local fixers to allow us to work on some great international film projects.

Filming Journey

During the last year, we have seen our slate of projects grow rapidly, and we have been excited to welcome so many new teams, helping them with their filming journey in Qatar. Our most recent clients have included; IMG, Jackpot Productions, Wing, ManotoTV, TalkSport, Bewegte-Zeiten, Alkass Sport and FIFA TV.

Filming in Qatar can be a fascinating experience. This compact location can offer you and your team a vast array of locations within short commuting distances. You will find the oriental vibes of this small Middle Eastern Gulf sitting alongside the extensive water-fronted coastline, nestled amongst some of the world’s best cutting-edge architecture.  Look a little further, and you can find the famous singing sand dunes.

Looking for fixers in Qatar? – How can Media Queen TV help?

Media Queen TV can offer your production a seamless and tailored service to guide you through filming in Qatar. We pride ourselves on having international production knowledge to help understand your local requirements. We have had the pleasure of assisting some of the best international teams in capturing the true essence of Qatar.

Undoubtedly the main slate of our production support work in 2022 has been Football related. Not only have we been part of a momentous opening film which was part of the all-important FIFA World Cup draw, but we are also very excited to have been part of a documentary to be aired on German TV later this year.

If your plans for the future include filming in Qatar, you need to connect with a local production company that can guide you through the filming process.  However, as the Qatar media industry is new and evolving, the requirements are constantly changing. It makes sense to have a fixer in Qatar on your side.  We can use our wealth of experience to connect you and your team to some of our best collaborators in Qatar.

What are the logistics of filming in Qatar?

The logistics of filming in Qatar are easy. With the rapid infrastructure growth ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, it’s easy to get around the city. Smaller than some of its GCC neighbours, the central city of Doha is a 20-minute drive to any of the city’s attractions.  The soft sand dunes are only a 45-minute drive away from the city centre.  Qatar’s accessibility and traditional values make it a filming mecca for many productions looking for breathtaking Middle Eastern backgrounds.

If you are looking for fixers in Qatar, we can offer you a one-stop shop for all your filming needs.  With our strong network of contacts and local knowledge of filming practices, Media Queen is your ideal TV production partner in Qatar. Contact me to discuss your next project.

What do location fixers do?

Who are Location Fixers?

If you’re looking to film abroad, you’ll be thinking about hiring a location fixer. Your friendly fixer is someone who lives locally and is familiar with their host country.  They have a great network of contacts who work with them to help you with your production planning, logistics, translation, location and crew sourcing, or anything else you might need.
Did you know that many local fixers have worked in TV in some capacity? This experience can help them to understand your production needs immediately.  They know the industry well and can work around the demands of tight budgets and schedules.

What does a Location Fixer do?

Before you arrive in your country of choice to film, a location fixer can help find you some great locations remotely. They can send you detailed notes and brief you on costs before you have even stepped foot on the location.  They are on hand to liaise with the government office to get your special visas and filming permits before you arrive, amongst other things.
Location Fixers are also a dab hand at sourcing local actors and extras via casting agents. They have a great network of contacts up their sleeve to find any behind-the-scenes crews you might need, such as camera operators, directors, gaffers, and sound engineers.  They can find costumes and props. Whilst working with work with teams of translators, make sure that all your pre-arrival paperwork has ticked all the correct boxes.

Your fixer can also help find excellent accommodation for you and your team to stay in and organise anything from airport pickups to aerial filming. Worried about travelling with excess baggage and tons of equipment, then your location fixer can fix this too – and will know where to hire locally.
These are just some of the things an excellent location fixer can do for you and help take the worry out of filming when not on common ground. They use their specialist local and cultural knowledge, alongside a great contact book to really make things happen for film, TV and commercials crews.

So, next time you’re looking to film abroad, why not look up the services of a location fixer and see how we can help you make your production run more smoothly.