Whatever type of property you own - be it a house, flat, pub, restaurant or houseboat - you may be able to make money by registering your property for filming.
To register your property for filming, you should fill in a property registration form(pdf, 29KB). Return this to us along with a disc containing editable photos of your property (we ask for this because we may need to adjust the colour or brightness for our website).
We can then advise you on the suitability of your property for filming.
Take a moment to read through Film London’s recently issued guidelines for owners of private properties(pdf, 19KB) who would like their properties used for filming.
For advice contact us by email at email@example.com, or by telephone on 020 8487 5157.
Once you have sent us the completed property registration form and photos, we will advise you whether your property is suitable for filming.
If we turn down your property, it will be for a good reason. It may be too small, parking may be difficult or it might be in an area heavily affected by plane or traffic noise.
If your property is suitable we will then email you a contract to sign. The contract will detail what we will do for you, what our charges will be and when we will invoice you.
We are supportive of filming in the borough and have had a Filming officer for over 20 years to manage filming enquiries. We invite the positives that this brings but we make also sure we consider the impact on residents and businesses to reduce any negative effects. Filming can raise the profile of the borough within the film and television industry and encourage in visitors keen to see locations featured on screen.
Income is generated by renting out Council owned land and property, by suspending parking bays and issuing parking dispensations to facilitate filming on location. All of this income is then re-invested in our services.
In addition to raising income for us, we also encourage productions to donate to local good causes in conjunction with Ward Councillors. Many different charities, local groups and traders' associations benefit from film-makers' donations with some local groups relying heavily on these donations to fund activities or projects that will benefit the local community. In the last year, we have achieved donations for Church Street Traders' Association, Off The Record, ETNA, Friends of Richmond Green, HANDS, Twickenham Salvation Army and SPEAR to name a few.
We work very hard to try to ensure that all filming that takes place in the borough runs as smoothly as possible.
Filming can be an enjoyable, positive experience, however sometimes it can upset or disturb residents.
If you have had a good experience or would like to say thank you to a well-behaved film crew, pass on your comments by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have been inconvenienced by a film crew working near your home or office, let us know at email@example.com.
We will work quickly to try and resolve any problems and will always get back to you to let you know what action we have taken in response to your complaint.
Updated: 22 November 2018