FILMING POLICY UPDATE : COVID-19
Newham Film Office is accepting enquiries & applications for filming & photography.
We have developed additional COVID-19 T&Cs detailing actions and requirements that productions must factor into their filming applications – all will be subject to agreement & approval on a case by case basis.
Productions must allow for sufficient/additional lead time for planning, liaison and review of COVID-19 measures and requirements and appreciate that not all locations will be currently available to accommodate filming.
National restrictions in England from 5th November 2020
The UK Government has provided guidance which provides confirmation that COVID-secure film and TV production, in studios and on location, can continue in England under the new regulations.
From midnight on Thursday 3rd December, London will enter Tier 2: High level of alert to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
While this maintains certain restrictions around households mixing, particularly in indoor social settings, the intention of the Local COVID Alert Levels is to enable ‘work’ activity to continue at all levels – including film and television production – so long as businesses are operating in a COVID-secure manner. By following the approved COVID-19 guidance highlighted below, Film and TV production will be able to continue in the Capital until further notice.
Newham Film Office is responsible for managing all filming and photographic permissions in the borough.
Newham is in East London. Host to the 2012 Olympic Games and flanked by the rivers Lea, Roding and the Thames, Newham provides an excitingly diverse range of locations from parks and open spaces to old industrial areas and dense residential neighbourhoods.
Our iconic locations include an airport, a football stadium, two university campuses and an empty hospital. All of these are available for film. Newham Film Office is uniquely positioned to help filmmakers to source, plan and manage location shoots with ease and efficiency.
Here to help
Newham Film Office recognises the cultural and economic importance of the film industry to the borough, London and the UK at large.
We promote filming and make the process of obtaining permission in Newham quick and easy.
We look forward to working with you soon and helping you manage your shoot.
We believe in
Pressure on London streets from all who live, work and travel through has never been greater, so professional behaviour and a commitment to ‘best industry practice’ is essential.
The Film Office
Newham Film Office is managed by The Film Office.
We provide a one stop shop for all enquiries and applications to film within the borough. Our professional management and expertise ensures filming takes place in a safe and controlled manner whilst minimising disruption for local residents and business.
The London Filming Partnership – Newham is a signatory and we are committed to making the borough a welcoming place for productions whilst ensuring our borough residents enjoy the economic benefits of filming with minimal inconvenience.
Our company affiliate membership to The Production Guild – the UK’s premier film and TV industry membership organisation for professionals working across production – aligns with our requirement and encouragement of professionalism in UK production practices.
We look forward to working with you soon.