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14th September 2017
With the release of American Assassin starring Michael Keaton and Dylan O’Brien, it’s time for London to celebrate its role in the big-budget production. Croydon, Kingston, Southwark and Islington all helped out with locations. FilmFixer manages the film office service for all these boroughs. Croydon played the biggest part, arranging for the whole of St George’s Walk, including every... Read more
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Nobody seemed very surprised at who, it transpired, dunnit, in this week's concluding episode of Strike: The Cuckoo’s Calling on BBC One. But nobody really minded and we can't wait for Strike's next installment this Sunday with the new two-part mystery The Silkworm. What resonated was the characterisation as Tom Burke’s grumpy private sleuth Cormoran Strike slouched his way... Read more
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5th August 2017
With the second and final episode screening on Monday on BBC2, Man in an Orange Shirt tells the wrenching story of illegal love between Michael and Thomas and the sadness it causes. The consequences of so-called criminal behaviour broke many of those who were prosecuted. It also explores the anger of a wife duped into a marriage that could... Read more
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14th June 2017
Locals will get a sneak peek at the new film Hampstead this week at The Everyman – ahead of the film's official release on the 23rd. Diane Keaton, Brendan Gleeson and James Norton star in the rom-com inspired by real-life local Harry Hallowes. Take a look at the trailer here. The real Harry Hallowes lived in a shack on... Read more
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10th June 2017
Fearless, the new ITV series starting on Monday, draws on the tense relationship between Suffolk and London locations to express the lead character’s complicated psyche. In the show, London-based solicitor Emma has spent her early career in Suffolk. Now, she is convinced her client has been wrongly convicted for the murder of a Suffolk school girl. Helen McCrory stars... Read more
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1st March 2017
Jane Tennison in 1973 might be a doe-eyed police newbie, a long way from becoming the iconic Prime Suspect character we last saw in 2006. But the series doesn't shy away from car chases, gunfire and explosions, in the prequel series starting on Thursday on ITV. Here's the trailer. London’s communities worked together with the production to make the... Read more
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22nd January 2017
Emily Watson and Ben Chaplin are steaming up our TV screens on Sunday nights in the BBC’s hot psychological thriller Apple Tree Yard – which starts tonight. Take a look at the trailer here. Watson plays a successful scientist and married mother of two, who starts up a risky affair with a stranger. The passion takes place in all... Read more
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20th January 2017
An extra air of truth was lent to Denial, a film about proving the truth, by shooting in the real law office the story's set around, in Camden’s Red Lion Square. Mishcon de Reya was based there in Summit House, when it took on the libel case against historian Deborah Lipstadt, forcing her to prove the truth of the... Read more
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14th November 2016
Lauded by TV critics, Zadie Smith’s ode to Kilburn life, NW, has made its way onto the small screen, showing on BBC Two, and it’s available to download on iPlayer. The tale of two friends from the same estate, now in their thirties, was filmed in Kilburn, of course, in June this year. Keisha, now called Natalie, (Nikki Amuka-Bird)... Read more
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Increasingly, London's housing estates are a canvas for uplifting, even gorgeous imagery. At last the film industry is seeing our homes through the loving, creative and aspirational eyes of those who grow up there. Thamesmead in Bexley in particular has been brought to life in the new IKEA ad, the Lucozade ad, and Selfridges' Shakespeare celebration. FilmFixer manages the... Read more
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6th October 2016
Lord Sugar can terrify whom he likes; for us, The Apprentice is one great big caper across some of our favourite London haunts, filmed between April and June this year. FilmFixer’s support is recognised on the credits this year, on behalf of our client boroughs Camden, Islington, Lambeth, Southwark, Haringey, Kingston, Merton and Lewisham. Most impressive is of course,... Read more
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3rd October 2016
As Black Mirror fans count down the days before the new series begins on Netflix – we’d like to blow your minds about the episodes filmed in London. They aren’t the ones you might expect. San Junipero, the first episode, is set in a sunny Californian beach town in the late Eighties. But it was filmed largely in Islington’s... Read more
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12th June 2016
ABC channel Freeform’s thriller, Guilt, sees an American student, Molly, murdered while studying in London. Her roommate, Grace, becomes the prime suspect. You’ll recognise many locations in the trailer. In Southwark, donations to local resident groups were made while filming around Butlers Wharf, where characters jog along the waterfront, and chat outside Browns brasserie. Selfies are taken along the... Read more
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6th May 2016
Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant graced the capital between May and July last year, while filming the biopic Florence Foster Jenkins, with a number of our buildings standing in for New York locations. Brixton Academy was used in Lambeth, including its back courtyard. Florence gets out of a cab, aghast by her surroundings, wondering whether the character Cosme McMoon... Read more
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David Hasselhoff’s TV mockumentary is back on Dave tonight in a new series – get ready for even more self-parodying mishaps. The first series last year, with Hoff based in a down-market hotel in Sutton, saw him auditioning for the role of himself in a biopic – a part which he failed to land. Tonight Hoff goes so far... Read more
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23rd April 2016
New Sunday night BBC drama Undercover has millions of us gripped – and possibly a bit confused. But we don’t mind, as we get behind Sophie Okonedo’s thrilling character – a top-flight lawyer, unaware her husband of 20 years is an undercover policeman spying on her. Shot between July last year and January, locations across London, in Merton, Southwark,... Read more
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8th April 2016
Croydon teenager treated to work experience with Kevin Costner and Tommy Lee Jones during local Criminal filming At last, London’s role in a huge Kevin Costner thriller hits the big screen, as Criminal – set to be a blockbuster – opens next week on April 15th. The excitement at the time of filming included a helicopter landing on Fairfield... Read more
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DATE: Wednesday 20th January 2016 TIME: 7.00-9.30pm WHERE: Goldsmiths Hall The Production Guild is running a locations department speed networking event to encourage new working relationships and opportunities. We're introducing location managers to less experienced locations personnel. The carousel networking format will ensure everyone has the chance to get to know each other in a stunning setting. Goldsmiths Hall... Read more
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23rd November 2015
The snow FX is settling, as the latest Christmas ad we helped hits the small screen today. Take a look here at Quality Street's new commercial, The First Sign of Christmas. The chocolate brand chose Clarence Way in Camden as its idyllic street, in which a father and daughter notice chocolate wrappers floating from the sky, and turning to... Read more
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5th November 2015
Kill Your Friends is a dark British comedy set in 1990s London at the height of the Britpop craze. Take a look at the trailer. Nicolas Hoult stars as the antihero Steven Stelfox, an A&R man working for a middling record label who'll go to extreme lengths to salvage his dwindling career. Kill Your Friends filmed all over London,... Read more
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16th September 2015
ITV’s eagerly awaited crime drama, Unforgotten, premieres in Everyman cinemas across London and England on Monday September 21st, before hitting our small screens in October. Click here for details. The Everyman Hampstead cinema, in Camden, will host a Q&A with some of the stars, broadcast live to the other participating cinemas. ITV’s head of drama Steve November has already... Read more
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8th September 2015
London’s most infamous gangsters terrorised large swathes of the capital – again – last summer, all with the support of residents. The result, the Kray twins biopic Legend, opens tomorrow. Just as Tom Hardy doubles up as both twins, much of London doubled up as the period backdrop to their notorious lives, from Islington and Southwark to Lewisham and... Read more
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26th July 2015
Agatha Christie’s publishers were always demanding more Poirot, so for respite, over more than 50 years, she retreated into the world of her favourite married couple, writing fresh adventures for Tommy and Tuppence. Dedicated by Christie, “to all those who lead monotonous lives in the hope that they may experience at second hand the delights and dangers of adventure,”... Read more
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17th June 2015
The former Baywatch and Knight Rider legend proves he is not afraid to make fun of himself in his new spoof reality series Hoff The Record, starting on Dave at 9pm tonight. In Kingston, the production filmed a stunt at the top of Blagdon Road Car Park. They also filmed at Spoon's Cafe; in Coombe Lane; West Coombe Lane;... Read more
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16th March 2015
Gravediggers at Streatham Cemetery in south London put their shovels to work for Sean Penn’s new action thriller The Gunman, opening on Friday this week (March 20th). Lambeth Council’s cemetery management team is used to accommodating filming but this was the biggest shoot they have helped with, so far. They dug the grave for the production, dressed it with... Read more
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9th March 2015
Paul Whitehouse’s humane and funny take on mental health care was partly shot in Kingston’s Cambridge Road Estate last summer. The four-part TV series, adapted from a Radio 4 show, starts tomorrow night on BBC2 at 10pm. You might recognise Cambridge Road Estate at the start of the trailer here. A donation to residents went toward an internet café.... Read more
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18th December 2014
In this festive season edition of our newsletter, we introduce one of our favourite teams. A merry band who make all the difference in delivering harmony between Londoners and big-budget movie makers. We wish you all jolly holidays and look forward to working on even more fantastic projects together in 2015. Peace and goodwill, between locals and filmmakers Who’s... Read more
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University student Jennifer Millar has been rubbing shoulders with Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot in her Kingston street. When the A-listers arrived to shoot Criminal over six days in Kings Road, Jennifer landed a job as a locations assistant. “I went to a residents meeting when they were talking about the possibility of the shoot... Read more
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26th August 2014
We have the waterfronts to lift any scene, be it a chase sequence, “that” kiss, or a chatty promenade. Potters Fields Park Film here for those iconic London shots: Tower Bridge, The Tower of London, Gherkin and the Walkie Talkie. Filming in this private park in the borough of Southwark is managed by FilmFixer. The park is named after... Read more
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14th August 2014
Cambridge Road Estate residents in Kingston are looking forward to a new internet café opening this month – thanks to donations from filmmakers including Paul Whitehouse. Residents Association chair Harry Hall says recent funding has been put toward opening the café where four computers with free internet access will be available. He said, “It’s going to come in really... Read more
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Welcome to our update, including a new regular feature in which we meet inspirational people from the industry. This quarter, we highlight the work of Jonah Coombes. Jonah's consistent approach to positive community engagement has long attracted our admiration. He discusses his efforts on shoots including Breaking and Entering, Rush, Paddington and upcoming Lady and the Van. Meet Jonah... Read more
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The British Film Commission has been working with the government and industry to address issues around planning for the temporary use of buildings and exterior space for filming. The British Film Commission said that it is very grateful to government, having recognised the economic and cultural benefits of film and television production, both on a national and local level,... Read more
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18th April 2014
News has been circulating about a far-reaching OpenSSL vulnerability called Heartbleed which makes it possible for third-parties to access data – even though the data was believed to be secure and encrypted as it passed between a web browser and a server. The security of all FilmApp’s client data is critically important to us. We would like to reassure... Read more
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16th December 2013
We’ve had a bumper 2013 in which film days doubled to over 6,500 and our team of fixers tripled to meet the new demands. With Islington, Lambeth, Kingston and Croydon joining FilmFixer this year, we have grown into the one-stop service for sourcing London locations and making sure filming across our boroughs is safe and well controlled. In addition... Read more
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6th July 2013
paper writing service In May, FilmFixer, the independent film office business, was awarded the contract to run the film offices of London boroughs Islington and Lambeth as well as retaining its role as Camden’s film office.  This makes FilmFixer the largest film office in the UK, responsible for over 6,500 film days per annum.  In addition, in March the... Read more
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6th May 2013
Karen Everett – joint founder FilmFixer Karen Everett has worked in the Film and TV industry for over ten years.  After a varied career as a freelancer, Karen began working with Little Wing Films as Head of Production, overseeing 14 feature films in total. Projects included Pure, Two Men Went to War, American Cousins and 9 Dead Gay Guys.... Read more

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