Code of Practice for Film-Makers

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We would expect all productions to adhere to these codes whilst filming in Essex.

Code of Practice for Film Makers

This code is directed at all filming with the exception of ad hoc filming e.g. TV news reporting.

The Code is not intended to be unduly restrictive, but aims at setting out good practice, reflecting the legitimate interests and concerns of those who may be affected by filming activities. The description “filming” refers to every type of filming. In particular, feature films, television productions, commercials, music promotion videos, corporate filming, student/short films and stills photography.

Download Code of Practice (PDF 0.45MB – March 2023)

This document is intended as a guide to the requirements of filming in Essex. It is not exhaustive and the Production must enter into a specific agreement before filming can be started. The Essex Film Office accepts no liability for loss, financial or otherwise, alleged to have been incurred as a result of these guidelines. This document, along with other documentation associated with the filming, forms part of the agreement to film. Please direct any queries regarding the guidelines to:

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