What we Do

The Essex Film Office is a one stop shop for all filming enquiries in Essex, working with productions of all sizes from students to feature films. Our aim is to make filming and photo shoot production as smooth as possible, while minimising the impact on local communities. 


We provide end to end support from location finding to securing permissions and liaison with sites, parking, traffic control and can help by sourcing local talent and suppliers. 

Essex Film Office is based within Essex County Council, we liaise with all the necessary departments and key local contacts on your behalf to ensure all your production needs are met quickly and efficiently. 

We're Here to Help​

  • We manage filming on highways, land and properties managed by Essex County Council.
  • We promote Essex as a filming location.
  • We minimise the impact on residents and businesses via a film permit process and a filming code of practice.
  • We encourage inward investment via our Film-Friendly Partnership.
  • We market our talented local crew to incoming productions.
  • We Engage with partners to maximise the opportunities from screen tourism
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