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Stratford Town Centre Improvements

Stratford Town Centre Improvements

In Autumn 2017, Newham Council started works to introduce two-way traffic around the town centre to make living in and travelling through Stratford easier and more enjoyable for all their residents and visitors. The road works are progressing well and are due to be completed by spring 2019. The entire town centre changed to two-way on Monday 22 October 2018.  There are now new separated cycle...

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Newham Dockside: Bollywood's Busiest Airport?

Newham Dockside: Bollywood's Busiest Airport?

Since its grand opening in 2010, the impressive Newham Dockside (Building 1000) The productions are mainly looking for large open plan office spaces, meeting rooms, receptions area or modern corridors - Newham Dockside provides these in abundance. But did you know that one of Newham's most iconic modern buildings is also the favourite set for Bollywood productions?  With the lower level of...

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The Boleyn Ground's Grand Finale in Cinemas September 2018

The Boleyn Ground's Grand Finale in Cinemas September 2018

The highly anticipated action feature film starring Dave Bautista and Pierce Brosnan releases on 7 th Back in May 2016, West Ham United played their last match at their then stadium - the Boleyn Ground. Two years later, movie goers and football fans get to see the iconic East London stadium return to life in this action-packed film starring WWE wrestler Dave Bautista and ex-007 Pierce...

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McQueen: In Cinemas Now

McQueen: In Cinemas Now

Friday July 20 th Back in July 2017, Salon Pictures got in touch with the Newham Film Office, managed by The Film Office to arrange filming in Newham around Alexander McQueen's childhood home on Biggerstaff Road. The new documentary, released worldwide Friday 20 th The production did a number of shots in the streets around Stratford as well as filming the interviews in his...

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Richard Gere in Newham: Did you spot the “Pretty Woman” star walking down the street?

Richard Gere in Newham: Did you spot the “Pretty Woman” star walking down the street?

A few months ago, Newham Film Office was contacted by the BBC as they were in preproduction of a new drama series "MotherFatherSon". The brand-new eight-part drama series from best-selling author and screenwriter Tom Rob Smith (Child 44, The Farm, London Spy) will see Richard Gere returning to TV for the first time in almost thirty years. As part of their filming the production were looking...

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Anthony Nolan’s 'Be a Life Saver' Campaign in Newham

Anthony Nolan’s 'Be a Life Saver' Campaign in Newham

A new campaign film We were delighted to support the campaign in helping Lamar Roberts tell his story by facilitating filming in both Newham & Tower Hamlets for the majority of the inspiring film. Working with RAW Audio the Newham Film Office, managed by The Film Office, provided the flat interior The Carpenters Estate Old Market Square Games Court The campaign, fronted by potential...

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The Corrupted: A crime thriller with a five-star cast comes to Newham.

The Corrupted: A crime thriller with a five-star cast comes to Newham.

Naomie Ackie, Hugh Bonneville, David Hayman and Sam Claflin joined Timothy Spall in the contemporary crime thriller The Corrupted from director Ron Scalpello. The production contacted the Newham Film Office, managed by The Film Office, back in February 2018 as they were looking for a Council Estate Set ahead of the 2012 London Olympics, the film follows Liam (Sam Claflin), an ex-con trying to...

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"Save Me": A Sky Atlantic Drama in Newham

"Save Me": A Sky Atlantic Drama in Newham

In 2017, World Productions contacted the Newham Film Office, managed by The Film Office to discuss a new project written and created by Lennie James (The Walking Dead). The 6-part Drama made by World Productions on behalf of Sky and produced by Patrick Schweitzer (The Interceptor, Doctor Who) told the story of Nelly, a charismatic man from a South London estate, who is accused of abducting...

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Award Winning Animator Makes a Stop (Motion) in Newham

Award Winning Animator Makes a Stop (Motion) in Newham

This month Bluelight Stopmotion production transformed one the Newham Film Office's Empty Flat The project directed by award winning animator Robert Morgan was a tester for the BFI. The director was given the opportunity by the BFI to provide them with the necessary footage to release funds for an animated feature film. Working with the Newham Film Office, managed by The Film Office, the...

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Did you spot Newham in Black Mirror?

Did you spot Newham in Black Mirror?

Back in May 2017, we were contacted by Black Mirror Productions for Series 4 of hit Netflix show 'Black Mirror'. The dystopian hit-series created by Charlie Brooker was looking for a controllable road to film night scenes as part of the series' finale episode 'Black Museum'. The scene involved doubling London for New York with one of the main characters of the episode - Dr Dawson (Daniel...

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Queen’s Market Welcomes Lucky Man 3!

Queen’s Market Welcomes Lucky Man 3!

This November, Newham saw the return of the superhero television series: Lucky Man. The series written by comic book writer Stan Lee and Produced by Carnival Films for Sky One, follows the story of Murder Detective Harry Clayton (James Nesbitt) who is granted the power to control Luck through an enchanted bracelet. The third series goes international by taking Harry to Hong Kong looking for...

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Jack Whitehall & Rosie Perez: Bounty Hunting in Newham!

Jack Whitehall & Rosie Perez: Bounty Hunting in Newham!

Earlier this year Newham welcomed multi-talented comedian Jack Whitehall as he worked on a new 6 episode Comedy Drama series 'Bounty Hunters' for Sky One. The series includes a stella cast including Oscar-nominee Rosie Perez, Robert Lindsay and Charity Wakefield. Fresh off the success of his Stand Up comedy shows, Jack Whitehall wrote and stared in this new series following...

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Docks, Grand Designs and Returning Royals

Docks, Grand Designs and Returning Royals

It was a month of true contrast in Newham as productions turned their cameras to drastically different locations in the borough. As part of their IV season the E! drama had been filming around East London, and for an episode of their returning series they came to visit…the East Ham Mortuary   To facilitate filming at this location the Newham Film Office and the Mortuary Manager, Alan...

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Annabelle’s Haunted House comes to Newham

Annabelle’s Haunted House comes to Newham

This summer the Newham Film Office was thrilled to see a new immersive experience based on Annabelle: Creation, sending shivers down the spines of a terrified audience.  Ahead of the release on 11 th Old Town Hall, Stratford The new film based on the possessed doll Annabelle from the Conjuring universe sees a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered...

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Newham - London's new filming hotspot!

Newham - London's new filming hotspot!

Bombs, Stunts, Explosions - 2016's top TV Dramas, Hollywood & Bollywood Blockbusters, Athletics World Championships, Top Fashion Still Shoots, BBC Christmas Idents and Great British Bake-Off. The Newham Film Office has seen it all over the past couple of months. Film Officer Director Dominic Reeve-Tucker says "Filming in Newham has been on the increase and we are delighted to...

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Production Manager Training Scheme

Production Manager Training Scheme

Production Manager Training Scheme Are you working in production or post production and feel ready to move into production management?  If so, The Production Guild's Production Manager Training, taking place from the 6th - 31st March 2017 at Pinewood Studios, is designed to give you the skills and confidence to make a transition to production management working in film. For more...

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Upton Park's Grand Finale with action-feature, Final Score

Upton Park's Grand Finale with action-feature, Final Score

High octane feature film, Final Score, The story, written by the Lynch brothers and directed by Scott Mann, is set at a major sporting event during which the stadium is seized by a group of heavily armed criminals demanding ransom. An ex-soldier must use all his military skills to save the 35,000 capacity crowd, one of which is the daughter of his fallen comrade. Principle filming took place...

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Wall to Wall bring their latest series to Newham - The Victorian Slum

Wall to Wall bring their latest series to Newham - The Victorian Slum

Wall to Wall Productions worked with Newham Film Office to facilitate their filming and production offices on their latest production, "The Victorian Slum" for BBC2. The series starts Monday 10th September at 9pm. The production used Alice Billings House in Stratford as the main location for their TV Series. In this living history series, one corner of the East End of London (Alice Billings...

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First Stop, Newham... Next stop, Rio!

First Stop, Newham... Next stop, Rio!

Earlier this year we worked with Blink Productions on Channel 4's commercial for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio. S cenes included filming wheelchair athletes training on Royal Albert Way from a tracking vehicle. Newham Film Office arranged a road closure to be in place and liaised with the production to ensure the safety of the athletes, crew and the general public. Although the...

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Opening doors to the film and TV industry with the Production Guild

Opening doors to the film and TV industry with the Production Guild

Opening doors to the film and TV industry Film and TV runner training for under-represented groups. Do you have a passion for film but lack the opportunities and confidence to take that first step? The Production Guild are running a two-day course, 'Opening doors to the film and TV industry', designed to help 40 people from under-represented groups gain the knowledge and contacts...

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The Shortest Nights: A Celebration of Short Film

The Shortest Nights: A Celebration of Short Film

Next Sunday, head over to The Shortest Nights by Short Sighted Cinema, a midsummer celebration of short film. The event will showcase 6 new cutting-edge programmes featuring the work of emerging British filmmakers, with summer festival vibes at The Yard Theatre in Hackney Wick. This year, see films that explore identity across cultural differences in ' WITHOUT BORDERS TRUTH & B*LLOCKS THIS IS...

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Assistant Co-ordinator Training

Assistant Co-ordinator Training

Assistant Co-ordinator Training   If you are a junior, runner or production assistant looking to progress your care er in production, the Production Guild's Assistant Co-ordinator's intensive training programme will give  you  the career boost you need. This unique course is designed to equip you with the skills to move up into the ro le of Assistant Co-ordinator. This 6...

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Family Swap

Family Swap

Families wanted for brand new Channel 5 social experiment TV series. Hat Trick Productions are looking for families to take part in a prime time documentary series exploring the wealth divide in modern-day Britain. In each episode, two families with very different incomes will swap homes and budgets for one week. If you're interested in finding out more and potentially taking part, then...

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Want to work in film or TV?

Want to work in film or TV?

Are you ready for action? Your career in film and TV starts here. Are you passionate about film and TV but don't think you have the skills or experience to get started? Then The Production Guild's latest course is perfect to gain insight into the industry and the best part - it's free!  The five-day course 'Preparing to work in film or TV' will prepare you to take your first steps...

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Marcella in Tower Hamlets and Newham

Marcella in Tower Hamlets and Newham

The Film Office supported filming for this exciting new series in Tower Hamlets and Newham throughout the months of November 2015 through to March 2016. Standout sequences involved stunt & SFX scenes in North Woolwich while collaborating with with the Civil Avitation Authority The MET Police RODMA Greater London Authority. We facilitated filming at our locations in our client boroughs...

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Newham Filming On The Rise!

Newham Filming On The Rise!

2015 was a busy year for Newham Film Office with Newham Leisure Centre proving a popular location that hosted multiple film shoots including upcoming American comedy war film War Machine, directed and written by David Michôd, starring Brad Pitt playing a military general. 2016 has started with a bang with Newham welcoming a variety of productions and fast becoming the go-to borough in London...

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Unicef UK's #WorldUpsideDown comes to Newham

Unicef UK's #WorldUpsideDown comes to Newham

Newham Film Office were delighted to help facilite Unicef UK's latest campaign, #WorldUpsideDown. The campaign comes ahead of the first ever World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016, and Unicef UK is at the forefront on changing how the world responds in emergencies. The short film, produced by Thomas Thomas Films, was filmed in our client Borough of Newham at the Royal Victoria Gardens...

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Production Manager Training, Pinewood Studios

Are you working in production or post production and feel ready to move into production management? If so, The Production Guild's Production Manager Training, taking place from  Monday 8th Feb to Friday 4th March For more information click here . To receive an application pack please email  pg@productionguild.com th This course is subsidised through Creative Skillset. There is...

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Family Television Casting

AN OPPORTUNITY FOR A FAMILY TO TAKE PART IN A TV PROGRAMME We would like to tell you about an opportunity we have received from the Casting Executive at Wall to Wall Media. They are looking for families with children/teens aged 10 and up to take part in a new TV series. The programme is a special primetime five-part living history series on the Victorian East End of London for the BBC - with...

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Post Production Co-ordinator Training

Are you working in the film industry as a production assistant, assistant production co-ordinator or production co-ordinator and interested in moving to post production? Or have you taken time out of your career and need to increase your skills?  If so, The Production Guild's one week intensive Post Production Co-ordinator Training taking place on Monday 7th December - Friday 11th...

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Production Guild Assistant Director Training

Taking place from 9th to 14th November and the weekend of 21st - 22nd November at Pinewood Studios. Are you a 3rd AD that needs to gain the necessary skills and knowledge to make the move to 2nd AD smoothly? Or are you a newly established 2nd AD looking to further their experience and confidence? The Production Guild's Assistant Director Training will provide you with an opportunity to not...

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Production Guild Location Assistant and Runner Training, Salford

Location Assistant Training   Want to launch your career in locations? The Production Guild Location Assistant Training Taking place on 5th - 7th October Salford For more information visit:   http://bit.ly/1GlwAPE Book your place here:   http://bit.ly/1TNf2Yl   Runner's Training   Want to get into TV drama and...

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Safety Management in Film & TV Production

Do you need to develop your safety management skills in film and TV drama? The Production Guild's 'Safety Management in Film & TV Production' By taking this course at Pinewood Studios you will: learn how health and safety skills are paramount for the film and TV drama industry develop your health and safety knowledge and skills on production help your employment opportunities with...

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The Film Office Welcomes the London Borough of Newham

We are pleased to announce we have recently taken over the film service management for the London Borough Newham. Newham is a fantastic borough for filming and with The Film Office at the helm we will offer the full spectrum of wonderful and diverse locations the borough has to offer, whilst making the process of filming and facilitating filming quick and easy.  Director Dominic...

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