LIVERPOOL FILM OFFICE UPDATE DURING COVID-19 OUTBREAK

*Update as of 26/03/2020

As we all enter a period of uncertainty, the team at Liverpool Film Office want to assure you that we are still open and working hard to support productions in Liverpool City Region, where possible.

Some productions have inevitably been postponed for safety of both cast and crew, but we anticipate a very busy period when these projects are able to get back in production

We’ll be on hand to give assistance in all areas such as locations, permissions, crew, & facilities. We would like to keep connecting these filmmakers with the region’s talents behind the camera, along with the warm, film-friendly welcome that Liverpool is renowned for – but we need your help.

By joining our community, you will play a part in the region’s unique offer to filmmakers, and wherever possible, be the first to know when these opportunities become available.

If you already have an account with us, please take this time to update your record, ensure your contact details are correct and most recent credits are listed.

Advice for UK Film and TV Freelancers affected by Coronavirus

Amid the suspension of production and uncertainty around Covid-19, screen industry organisations are offering information to freelancers and the self-employed.

Our colleagues at Creative England have collated current advice from across the sector for freelance film and TV crew who are affected by COVID-19 and its fallout.

See current advice here.

Filming in Liverpool City Region

We understand that it is difficult for you to be filming at the moment, but we remain on hand to support production and infrastructure throughout this difficult and unprecedented time.

Locations

Liverpool City Region has some of the most unique locations in the UK, covering period and urban architecture, coastal and rural landscapes and much more.

Looking for a film location? Browse our locations database.

Can’t find what you’re looking for, or need some advice? Get in touch with our experts.

 

Funding

Liverpool City Region Production Fund remains open for business.

Please see our separate update here on its operation over the coming weeks.

 

Permissions

Liverpool Film Office facilitates liaison between local authorities, other public bodies and relevant private companies to help facilitate location filming in Liverpool City Region.

Production activity in this current climate is restricted to journalists and broadcasters providing public service broadcasting. These individuals outlets must ensure they are undertaking filming in line with the latest advice provided by UK Government and the NHS.

Small crews with only handheld equipment – which will not cause obstructions – do not need official filming permits or permission from Liverpool Film Office at this time.

Any other outlets wishing to film in Liverpool City Region are still required to submit a film permit application.

 

Crew

North West England is home to some of the most exceptional and experienced talent on screen and behind-the-scenes. Liverpool Film Office has some of the industry’s most experienced and expert crew listed on the crew database.

Build your team: Browse our crew database.

 

Studio Solutions and Build Spaces

Liverpool Film Office has substantial experience in finding creative solutions to essential studio space. World-class productions have transformed vacant warehouses into temporary sound stages, and disused buildings into studios with ambitious sets to create iconic moments on screen.

If you are looking for space, please email our team with your dates and spec.

 

Facilities

Liverpool City Region is ready and equipped for any production of any scale. From animal wranglers and extra agencies, to hotels, office space and post-production studios, Liverpool Film Office offers an extensive list of film friendly local businesses to support your production.

Browse our facilities database.

 

Contact Us

We remain open and available and you can reach us through the usual channels. For the latest information, please follow us on social media: