Eleven thousand film days and still counting – FilmFixer will continue working for the benefit of Camden, Islington and Lambeth residents in the film officer role
The “triborough contract” for the service has been awarded again to FilmFixer, which has been managing the role for the three councils for five years now.
FilmFixer director Karen Everett says, “In total, since 2013 we have provided permitting for 11,345 film days for Islington, Camden and Lambeth.
“We are delighted to continue in our longstanding relationship with these three boroughs, that sit at the heart of the 16 London boroughs we serve.
“Lambeth, Islington and Camden are firmly on the global film location map, with just about every major production that comes to London filming in at least one of the three.
“The value of film days to the local community is not so much in the number but in the quality of the production and the courtesy and respect it affords local people.
“These three boroughs are no strangers to high-end Netflix series such as The Crown, and the Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts and the James Bond franchises. Paddington Bear has famously settled into a Camden street as his movie home and upcoming big films such as Mary Poppins and Christopher Robin have also been filming across the three council areas.
“Our model is to ensure filming is beneficial to residents as well as respectful and considerate and we work closely with good location managers who take their roles in the community very seriously.
“We’ve developed such a reputation that many location managers visit us first when looking for multiple locations for complex productions and TV series’.
“We’re extremely proud of the record so far in encouraging productions to make donations to resident groups by way of thanks, and provide training and work opportunities for local young people looking for a break in the business.
“We’re going to be focussing even more attention on this aspect of our work, by formalising the training we provide local young people, to help prepare them for opportunities with productions filming on their doorstep. Young people interested in these opportunities should contact us at the relevant email address: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We encourage residents to join their local tenants and residents association if they’d like to be more involved in the filming going on around them, as productions tend to work with these groups as neighbourhood representatives.
“To keep residents informed, news about filming and local film opportunities is always updated at the relevant local authority site, www.islingtonfilmoffice.co.uk; www.camdenfilmoffice.co.uk or www.lambethfilmoffice.co.uk.”