Location Scout Resource: UK

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Location scout resources particular to the European Union country of the United Kingdom (Great Britain)

including film office information and other references and data of interest to location scouts, location managers as well as other production personnel.


British Film Commission

British Film Commission

British Film Commission

The British Film Commission, formerly the Office of the British Film Commissioner, works to promote the UK as the best place to produce feature films.


Location Scout Spotlight: Yorkshire Dales UK - Matlock Mercury

Location Scout Spotlight: Yorkshire Dales UK – Matlock Mercury

Location Scout Spotlight: Yorkshire Dales area, United Kingdom / Great Britain / England

can never decide just how to to refer to it LOL 😉

Famouslocations.com has 3.9 million locations for film scenes in its archive and reveals that the Red House Stables in Darley Dale played a key role in the filming of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. …

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Possibly filming locations in the Yorkshire Dales, UK area

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Yorkshire Dales UK at Amazon


Location Scout Spotlight: Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Location Scout Spotlight: Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Location Scout Spotlight: Aberdeenshire and Shire, Scotland

Aberdeenshire and Shire Film Office

Welcome to the Aberdeen City and Shire Film Office website. We offer a free, confidential service to UK film production companies wishing to locate in Aberdeen City and Shire and also in kind support to indigenous filmmakers.

Possibly filming locations in Aberdeenshire and Shire, Scotland

Wikipedia

Wikipedia

Aberdeenshire – Wikipedia

Aberdeenshire (Scottish Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain, Scots: Aiberdeenshire) is one of the 32 unitary council areas in Scotland and a lieutenancy area.

The present day Aberdeenshire council area does not include the City of Aberdeen, now a separate council area, from which its name derives. Together, the modern council area and the city formed historic Aberdeenshire – one of the counties of Scotland formerly used for local government purposes. Within these borders, the County of Aberdeen remains in existence as a registration county.

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Amazon

Aberdeenshire Scotland at Amazon


St Albans Cathedral by Michael Reeves / Wikipedia

St Albans Cathedral by Michael Reeves / Wikipedia

Location Scout Spotlight St. Albans Abbey / Cathedral, Hertfordshire, Great Britain

Wikipedia

Wikipedia

St Albans Abbey – Wikipedia

St Albans Cathedral (formerly St Albans Abbey, officially The Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban) is a Church of England cathedral church at St Albans, England. At 84 metres (276 ft),[1] its nave is the longest of any cathedral in England. With much of its present architecture dating from Norman times, it became a cathedral in 1877 and is the second longest cathedral in the United Kingdom (after Winchester). Local residents often call it “the abbey”, although the present cathedral represents only the church of the old Benedictine abbey.

St Albans Cathedral by Michael Reeves / Wikipedia

St Albans Cathedral by Michael Reeves / Wikipedia


Herts (UK) Advertiser24

Herts (UK) Advertiser24

St Albans Abbey is favourite location for film directors – Advertiser 24

ST ALBANS Abbey is fast becoming a familiar backdrop for film directors in search of a stunning location. Ewan McGregor is the latest big name joining the …

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St. Albans Cathedral

St. Albans Cathedral

Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Hertfordshire, UK


Independent - Hollywood - Cardiff

Independent – Hollywood – Cardiff

On location: California, Cannes… and now Cardiff – The Independent

Cardiff is not the first name that springs to mind when discussing glamorous film-making locations, but the Welsh capital is, increasingly, becoming the movie and television producer’s venue of choice. For many years the city was best known for its …

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Possibly filming locations in Cardiff, UK area


Sleepy Hollow Thames - NYT

Sleepy Hollow Thames – NYT

New York Times | Film | Sleepy Hollow, on the Thames

By Matt Wolf | Published: April 11, 1999

It was a clear, brisk March morning in the Chilterns, a pastoral stretch of England?s Thames Valley, to the west of London, and the film director Tim Burton was looking skeptically at the sky. “What we really want is lousy weather,” said Emmanuel Lubezki, the cinematographer, who shared Mr. Burton’s concern over glimpses of sun in a country where clouds can prevail for weeks on end. Before long, the elemental status quo was restored, the skies darkened and an essential gray returned to “Sleepy Hollow,” a movie being freely adapted from Washington Irving?s American classic.

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Lynn News UK

Lynn News UK

Kingdom comes to South Lynn – Kings Lynn News

LYNN has been playing host to the Kingdom filming crew this week – as a location far removed from the popular ITV1 series’ usual Norfolk setting. For actor Stephen Fry, who plays the lead role of country solicitor Peter Kingdom, and ex-Emmerdale …


Location Manager Death - RB Observer UK

Location Manager Death – RB Observer UK

Location Manager Dies From Asbestos Poisoning

Sadly and unfortunately, a British film / tv Location Manager has died of asbestos poisoning contracted while on the job.

Rye and Battle (UK) Observer | TV man’s death blamed on film site clear-up | INQUEST TOLD OF EXPOSURE TO ASBESTOS | Published Date: 29 August 2008 | By Observer news | via Google News

A TV production manager who worked on hit shows London’s Burning, Upstairs Downstairs and On The Buses died from asbestos poisoning he contracted while on set of another ITV show.


BBC - Casualty

BBC – Casualty

BBC to reveal Casualty filming location – guardian.co.uk

The decision on the future filming location of BBC dramas, including Casualty, is expected to be announced tonight by the director of BBC Vision, …


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Wittertainment Movie-Going Rules of Conduct

Wittertainment Movie-Going Rules of Conduct

Wittertainment’s Cinema Code of Conduct

In this week’s edition of Mark and Simon’s film review programme Dr Mayo suggested cinemas should adopt a Code of Conduct. Mark agreed and his initial rules were no kicking, no talking and no texting.

How to Behave in the Cinema

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  • Kermode & Mayo’s Film Review

  • Press Trust India (PTI)

    Press Trust India (PTI)

    Indian film-maker selects Coventry as location for next project – Press Trust of India

    London, October 20 (PTI) India's noted film company Rajshri Productions has chosen the east Midlands city of Coventry as the location for shooting of their …

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    Wikipedia

    Wikipedia

    UK Film Council – Wikipedia

    The UK Film Council (UKFC) was a non-departmental public body set up in 2000 by the Labour Government to develop and promote the film industry in the UK. It was constituted as a private company limited by guarantee governed by a board of 15 directors and was funded through sources including the National Lottery. John Woodward was the Chief Executive Officer of the UKFC. As at 30 June 2008, the company had 90 full-time members of staff. It distributed more than £160m of lottery money to over 900 films. Lord Puttnam described the Council as “a layer of strategic glue that’s helped bind the many parts of our disparate industry together.”

    On 26 July 2010 the Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition announced that the council would be abolished; Woodward said that the decision had been taken with “no notice and no consultation”. UKFC closed on 31 March 2011, with many of its functions passing to the British Film Institute.

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    United Kingdom – Wikipedia

    The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK, the U.K. or Britain) is a sovereign state located off the north-western coast of continental Europe. The country includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK that shares a land border with another sovereign state—the Republic of Ireland.[nb 6] Apart from this land border the UK is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea, the English Channel and the Irish Sea.


    FatCat Production Directory

    FatCat Production Directory

    Location Scout Resource: The FaTCaT Directory of UK Film and Television Production

    British Film And Television Production And Post Production Directory


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    Location Scout articles pertaining to BBC (British Broadcasting Company)

    …lie herein – mostly excerpted news / links about the BBC as might relate to location scouting.

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    BBC (British Broadcasting Company) – Wikipedia

    The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcasting corporation headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is the largest broadcaster in the world by number of employees, with about 23,000 staff. Its main responsibility is to provide impartial public service broadcasting in the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.

    The BBC is a semi-autonomous public service broadcaster that operates under a Royal Charter and a Licence and Agreement from the Home Secretary. Within the United Kingdom its work is funded principally by an annual television licence fee, which is charged to all British households, companies and organisations using any type of equipment to record and/or receive live television broadcasts; the level of the fee is set annually by the British Government and agreed by Parliament.


    BBC - Planet Earth

    BBC – Planet Earth

    USA WEEKEND Magazine / BBC: A Hollywood Location Scout Explores

    USA Weekend Insider

    A Hollywood Location Scout Explores – An offbeat look at a new release – Planet Earth: A Hollywood location scout explores this breathtaking BBC hit documentary – By Frappa Stout

    The series, which took five years to complete, ranges all over the world, including the Arctic. The DVD box set is available in three formats: standard definition, HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc.

    THE PLOT:

    No stone or species goes unexplored in the British Broadcasting Corp’s ambitious documentary Planet Earth, which is the first DVD to crack Amazon’s top-10 list in three formats.

    Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, the 11-part series took five years to complete. The filmmakers (there were 71 camera people) circled the globe to capture nature and wildlife from each continent in stunning high-definition. Settings include deserts, caves, jungles and ice worlds.

    OUR INSIDER:

    Mike Fantasia is a Hollywood location manager whose work on “Memoirs of a Geisha” won him the 2005 Location Professional of the Year award. His 30-plus films include “The River Wild”, “Dante’s Peak” and “Seabiscuit”. Fantasia was the U.S. Forest Service liaison for Steven Spielberg’s 1989 movie “Always”. Since then, he has secured locations for globe-hopping films like “Catch Me If You Can” and “Munich”. He’s now scouting the next Spielberg film.


    BBC-TV - Casualty

    BBC-TV – Casualty

    BBC to reveal Casualty filming location – guardian.co.uk

    BBC to reveal Casualty filming location – guardian.co.uk

    The decision on the future filming location of BBC dramas, including Casualty, is expected to be announced tonight by the director of BBC Vision, …

    BBC-TV - Casualty

    BBC-TV – Casualty

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    United Kingdom at Amazon