Moving four spirited kelpies and 40 cast and crew to remote parts of Australia gave Stage and Screen a special affinity with the new feature movie, Red Dog.
Start by casting the best
Let’s be real, making films is 99 per cent hard slog and 1 per cent glamour. So we keep the travel component as stress-free and as streamlined as possible. Because at Stage and Screen we understand that filming schedules change, budgets are tight and VIPs can be demanding. But when you start by casting us as your travel management company, an award-wining performance is guaranteed.
The best pre-production planning starts here
Blame it on Hollywood, but the film industry is nowhere near as exotic as it’s portrayed to be. At Stage and Screen we understand the detail that goes into every minute of filmed footage, which is why we put our heart and soul into making your travel management seamless, flexible and as streamlined as possible.
We’re pros at talent scouting
You won’t find our story on the silver screen, but Stage and Screen has been rolling out the red carpet for our star clients for some thirty years. Casting ourselves as experts in film production travel management, we have gathered a passionate and experienced team who understand the pressures, budget constrains and changing of schedules that are all part of getting an idea from script writing, to film premiere.
So choosing Stage and Screen to manage every aspect of your travel program, is a bit like scoring your dream cast. As your travel management partner we can manage:
- All bookings across air travel, accommodation, ground transport, transfers
- Best fare/rate of day for domestic and international travel
- Travel policy development and deployment
- Credits on hold
- Online bookings
- Supplier negotiations / group travel negotiations
A stellar cast
The film business is like no other, and so is our knowledge of the industry. Stage and Screen know that a great end product is the result of hundreds of small decisions you have to make every day. So we take the pressure off my ensuring that our travel decisions are spot on. From double-checking logistics to make sure your props arrive on time, to managing flight changes for a last minute cast change.
And because projects run according to their own schedule, Stage and Screen’s 24/7 travel support is your ticket to peace of mind. Our after-hours team is staffed by in-house Stage and Screen travel managers, right around the clock.
We can also provide support for:
- Freight and logistics
- Event and group travel
- Last minute or emergency bookings
- Visas and passports
- Waivers and favours
- Duty of care and global traveller security
Exclusive rates win critical acclaim
While you’re crafting scripts, we’re busy negotiating exclusive pricing specifically for the film industry, saving you up to 30% on standard hotel rates. Using our star power, buying strength and strong partner relationships, we can save big dollars of everything from VIP hotel suites, to long-term apartment accommodation.
As part of the Flight Centre Travel Group, we also have access to more domestic and global airfare deals than any other travel provider in our industry. This includes securing first-class VIP travel, excess production luggage discounts and heavily discounted inbound fares. Plus our special rates extend to car hire, exclusive car insurance allowances, crew mini buses and charter planes.
Our technology has special effects too
3D animation, CGI and visual effects technology have reinventing the film making process and Stage and Screen’s travel tech is also setting new benchmarks. Exclusive Stage and Screens apps and digital trip management solutions are streamlining processes, eliminating paper documents and up-dating travel information in real time, 24/7.
From the traveller, to the person approving bookings, we bring together the power of both people and technology to give you a truly seamless travel program experience. Stage and Screen can tailor your travel to include:
- Customer online portals
- Online Booking Tools
- Trip approval
- Travel apps
- Travel risk management
- Expense management
- Travel reporting
Ready for mission impossible
Film production can take you to some pretty questionable, remote and downright dangerous locations. We know! Because Stage and Screen has been there to support travellers in scenarios ranging from natural disasters, to civil unrest and border closures.
We go above and beyond to ensure traveller safety and to mitigate risk, using the latest global travel intelligence and technology to support travellers and keep them up-to-date. And should a situation require swift action, we have the industry contracts necessary to put a plan in place quickly – from hiring charter planes, to securing emergency accommodation.
Even blockbusters have a budget
We can’t stop the studio bean counters from breathing down your neck, but we do work overtime to maximise your travel budget. Plus Stage and Screen’s range of flexible finance solutions can help you manage cash flow by spreading costs over the course of your production.
With Stage and Screen managing your film travel, you have the freedom to tailor your payments and accounts to your circumstances. Pay your way and choose from a 7 or 14 days trading account or credit card with enhanced data. We offer an end-to-end payment process including invoices that can be customised to suit your individual business and travel requirements.
Returns better than the box office
Long before the reviews and box office results are in, Stage and Screen will show you travel management solutions that deliver impressive returns. At Stage and Screen we’re all about providing you with measurable results and tangible returns on your travel investment. Using a range of travel strategies, tech tools, exclusive rates and in-depth reporting we can ensure your organisation is travelling cost efficiently and safely, while gaining maximum value from your travel spend.