Essex Film Office

In response to the rapid growth of the Film and TV sector, Essex County Council established a dedicated Film Office to support and encourage the expansion of the UK and regional film industries and to promote Essex as a go-to location for film and TV production.

The Essex Film Office is run by a dedicated team of staff who act as the primary point of contact for film makers and productions looking to film in the county from identifying locations to fit your brief through to securing permission to film.

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How can we help

Support for location managers and production teams

We want to make working in Essex as easy and seamless as possible, so we will act as the central point of contact co-ordinating local city, district and borough Councils and will assist location managers in obtaining permits to film on the highways and secure traffic management.

Being part of the county council means that we can support you quickly and effectively in obtaining the right permissions when you want to film in a location, which may have restrictions attached to it such as an historic ancient monument or Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

We also work with a range of private locations and business and as a Visit Essex partner we have access to a wealth of unique locations and accommodation options to overnight cast and crew.

Promote locations and crews

Our locations database is continually growing and provides access to a broad range of locations, from picturesque cottages to brutalist architecture and court rooms to country parks and vacant buildings – and everything in between.

Essex has a vibrant filmmaking scene which is why we are dedicated to building networks and showcasing the wealth of Essex based creative talent within the county. We are building our database of local filmmakers, crew and studio space all the time. If you would like to be added to our crew and supplier’s database, contact us here.

You can register to access the database here. Alternatively, if you are a location owner why not register your location and take advantage of the opportunities to be gained from listing your site or building as a location for filming?

Ensuring Essex is a film-friendly location.

We understand that any successful filming project relies on collaborative and joined up working. The Essex Film Office is working with local councils and businesses to streamline application processes so that everyone can benefit. By ensuring that Essex is a film-friendly county we want to support and encourage production whilst at the same time making the most of the opportunities that the filming activity can deliver in terms of boosting the local economy, creating jobs and encouraging screen tourism.

The Essex Film Office is a member of Film Offices:UK and is a Filming in England Partner.

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