So, this would sound like you are new then. I'm not an expert by any stretch of the imagination, but what I would tell you, is that, at this point at least, that you look toward European opportunities. Most states, though I'm not sure a "state" is the right term to use, not being versed in countries within the EU, but by comparison, states within the U.S. have a film commission of some sort, and my sense is that, in Europe, the same thing exists. I don't think think there's a film or history office that doesn't exist in one form or another across most countries. Perhaps tracking that down will become part of your pilgrimage to a goal. In the U.S. it's euphemistically referred to as "paying your dues."
I suppose, as in life, we all pay that toll in one form or another