we can help you find the perfect filming location, crew, or facility, and apply to film in England outside of London.
COVID-19 Industry Disruption & Advice
We know from our contact with location managers, freelance crew and Film Offices partners, that COVID-19 is having a very serious and immediate impact on productions across the country. We are working very closely with the BFI, colleagues in the Creative Industries Federation and the wider sector to make sure these challenges are fed directly into government planning and policy development.
We have collated current advice for our fantastic freelance film & TV crew community in England who are affected by COVID-19 and its fallout – find out more here.
Creative England is the first port of call for productions looking to film in England, outside of London. Our Production Services team offer free comprehensive production support to Film and high-end TV productions. Alongside our Film Office partners and our Regional and National networks, we are on hand to help at every stage of production, from early feasibility to post. From people to locations, our team can help you find and access the industry’s finest to gain filming permissions and facilitate a smooth shoot.
England is a country steeped in filmmaking history. Its wealth of diverse locations are represented on Creative England’s database which is completely free to use. As part of our national production liaison service, Creative England manages a database of over 10,000 filming locations across England. From stunning landscapes and stately homes to urban slums and ultra-modern offices, the database has everything you need to find the perfect locations for your production.
You will need to complete a short registration form to access the database. The information collected enables us to track production across the English regions and deliver this service free of charge.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for, the Production Services team can provide comprehensive support and specialist local expertise, liaising with regional and national partners.
Our production services team works closely with local authorities and film offices across the English Regions to facilitate the filming needs of feature and drama productions. Through these partnerships, our team helps to ensure that wherever in the country your project wants to film, you can get the answers and the support you need, fast.
You can apply to film or submit your enquiry here.
The national crew & facilities database lists thousands of crew and facility companies based outside Greater London. From runners to riggers, honeywagons to hairdressers, caterers to camera operators, the service puts productions in touch with people working in every English region across all genres of production.
In addition to the crew database, we also offer a free bespoke service, including advice and guidance, and post out film and TV jobs to the crew database and through our Twitter feed @filminengland
Productions that have used the crewing service to search for crew and use the job posting service include Peaky Blinders, Tolkien, Official Secrets, The Spanish Princess, Killing Eve, Curfew and War of the Worlds.
In the last financial year the Production Services team supported a record £102 million of location filming incorporating over 1500 productions, including 87 features films and 98 TV dramas, shooting across the English regions.
So if you’re trying to find a job in film or TV or looking for crew or facilties for your shoot, why not register on the database.
If you are planning to film in one of the other UK nations or in London and would like to review crew local to these areas please visit Wales Screen, Creative Scotland, Northern Ireland Screen and Film London.
England’s filming locations have never been in greater demand. In the last year we supported nearly 1000 productions shooting on location outside Greater London.
Your property could be just what filmmakers are looking for, whether it’s a country pub or a medieval castle, modern office or manor house. If your property is based in the English regions, outside Greater London, then you can register on our free database. Before registering please read our resources filming location hints and tips and photographing your property.
Once registered, you can amend your entry, add images or change contact details via the “Register your property” page.