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9th January 2018
Did you catch Archie Panjabi and Jack Davenport as married couple the Harcourts in Next of Kin’s first episode last night? If not, catch up on ITV Hub today. In early scenes that had us gripped, Archie Panjabi is in a taxi stopping suddenly in a traffic jam. A cyclist swerves to miss her, as she steps out into... Read more
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5th January 2018
London provides the tense backdrop to BBC One’s new pre-apocalyptic crime series Hard Sun. Hidden locations, along with well known places work side by side with important housing estates and some quiet back streets to bring the drama to life. It starts this Saturday January 6th. Take a look at the trailer here. Jim Sturgess and Agyness Deyn star... Read more
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Whether or not film stars die in Liverpool, they certainly enjoy romance in London. Many of the sweet scenes between Annette Bening and Jamie Bell were played out in locations across Haringey, Lewisham and Camden. Some of the locations doubled for American settings. Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool opens on November 17th. Take a look at the trailer... Read more
Lewisham news
12th September 2017
The Williams brother screen writers, Harry and Jack, said they were skipping off to the pub on Monday night – avoiding questions about which of their competing thriller series to watch – Liar on ITV or Rellik on the BBC. Film officers, residents and council workers across London who’d played their own small roles in each drama had to... Read more
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6th September 2017
Two Ian McEwan novels have been adapted into films premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival – which starts tomorrow September 7th. On Chesil Beach, stars Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle, while Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci and Fionn Whitehead play the leads in The Children Act. FilmFixer client boroughs provided some locations for both. FilmFixer director Andrew Pavord explains,... 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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11th April 2017
London's Black Panther movement has long been overlooked, left in the shadow of the American movement, but Idris Elba stars in a six-part series starting on Thursday basing the struggle firmly in our capital. The Sky Atlantic show was written by John Ridley - also behind 12 Years a Slave - who brought casts of up to 450 into... 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 February 2017
Stan Lee’s Lucky Man returns for a second Sky 1 series on Friday, with James Nesbitt as Detective Inspector Clayton. Take a look at the trailer. Nesbitt has told reporters, “They say that you make your own luck and I’m pleased to say that in this case we did! I’m delighted that Lucky Man was so popular with viewers... Read more
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13th January 2017
Michaela Coel brought the second series of Chewing Gum back to Islington’s Andover Estate last summer. And then made a point of creating opportunities in the business for local young people. The new series started on E4 last night - to more rave reviews for creator and lead actor Michaela Coel, who won a BAFTA for the first series... Read more
Lewisham news
31st October 2016
The story of Damilola Taylor’s family coping with their son’s tragic and infamous death has been worked into a film for BBC One. It is written by Lewisham resident Levi David Addai and produced by Minnow Films. Southwark residents will be moved by the film’s familiarity, with many scenes shot locally, reminding us of the news images telling the... Read more
Lewisham news
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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5th October 2016
The London Film Festival’s premiere of A United Kingdom shines a spotlight on Lambeth. Set in 1948, the film tells the true story of Botswanan prince Seretse Khama, white clerk Ruth Williams, and the international incident their marriage triggered. With Ruth's family home set in Whittlesey Street, the production generously donated to Lambeth Estates Residents Association and Hatch Row... Read more
Lewisham news
5th August 2016
With the Olympics opening ceremony tonight – and excitement building - did you recognise Lewisham in the new Paralympics ad for Channel 4? Take a look here. The Rivoli Ballroom on Brockley Road is unmissable – the stunning ballroom dance sequence filmed here saw a huge cast and crew of 100. You can read about one of the dancers... Read more
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26th July 2016
The Lewisham community is invited to enjoy a day of football on August 14 – thanks in part to David Beckham and the new Sky Sports ad. Partly shot in Lewisham, you can’t have missed the new ad that’s showing on TV – here it is. Beckham heads out for an epic run, taking in many locations, including the... Read more
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BBC One’s New Blood brings a youthful twist to the crime genre – saddling its fresh detectives with university loans, poor job security, and unable to buy a place to live in London. It starts tomorrow at 9pm. Adding to this honesty about London-life, Stefan and Rash are first generation – hailing from widely differing family backgrounds. The contrasts... 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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20th March 2016
Look out for the interactive cinema edit of Late Shift – the world’s first feature-length, multi-optional film. In other words, this is the best example so far of what filmmaking could become, by making full use of tablet and smart phone functionality. The movie follows one story but many storylines, with 180 decision points for the audience. For the... Read more
Lewisham news
15th January 2016
Stan Lee’s latest super hero, Lucky Man, is a Londoner, whose adventures hit our small screens on Sky 1 next Friday, January 22nd, at 9pm, showing the capital at its most slick and mysterious. Southwark, Lambeth, Lewisham, Islington and Camden all set the action-packed stage for star James Nesbitt and his super-power of good luck. Take a look at... 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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14th December 2015
If there’s one character that never gets fired on The Apprentice, it’s London – as the candidates’ home and backdrop to their business tasks – year after year. The new series was filmed in May and June, with the candidates moving into a house in Camden, and stepping out each morning for the punishing schedule of tasks located across... 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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13th October 2015
London imported our own Swede for a new Scandi-style thriller, with a twist. Stellan Skarsgård makes his way around no less than seven London boroughs as River, the grief-stricken detective who is haunted by murder victims. The BBC1 drama, called River, starts tonight. Here’s the trailer. Even River’s cop partner, joshing and laughing with him, is a figment of... 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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15th June 2015
Channel 4’s robot drama Humans last night attracted over 4 million viewers – up more than 200% on the broadcaster’s slot average. The show has proved to be its biggest original drama since the current TV ratings system started in 2002. The production filmed across Islington, Southwark and Lewisham. As part of its agreements, the filmmakers provided donations to... Read more
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10th June 2015
BBC One’s new thriller series The Interceptor has been described as a riot of action, drama and suspense – it starts tonight at 9pm. Its complex filming schedule across the capital would not have been possible without the support of multiple authorities and London residents themselves. Through spring and summer last year, we were pleased to negotiate across all... 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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6th November 2014
London hits its annual crescendo this weekend – the 799-year-old Lord Mayor's Show ushers back a massive procession of horses, coaches and floats, and a river pageant, topped off with fireworks in the evening. The show inspired Samuel Pepys, who mentions it in his diaries, along with Hogarth and Canaletto, who painted it. So, where do you go to... Read more
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9th September 2014
Push it crews – feel the burn. Rippling muscles; tense rivalry; fanatical training – where are you going to shoot them? Work up a sweat over our impressive sports locations. Burgess Park BMX Track - On your bike! The wavy lines and striking backdrop make this a great location for photo shoots and music videos. Only a handful of... 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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12th June 2014
This new Halifax advertisement asking, “now who’s smiling” brought a grin to our faces – as we organised the Blackheath locations, in our client borough of Lewisham. The team really did, “boldly go where others fear to tread,” shooting wedding scenes in and on the pond in the middle of winter, back in January. You’ll see the photographer character... 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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Danny Boyle brought drones, sirens and gunfire to Lewisham when making the pilot for his new comedy drama series Babylon – yet residents are happy to welcome him back. The Oscar-winning director’s pilot show airs this Sunday February 9th at 9pm, on Channel 4. And, despite the imposition caused, residents are delighted that six more episodes are on their... 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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16th October 2013
This month we've been fixing locations in Lewisham for a new TV film drama, Babylon, being directed by Danny Boyle. We have to admit this has been one of our favourite productions so far this year to work on. work from home data entry jobs Starring Brit Marling, James Nesbitt and James Robinson, Babylon follows the characters in a... 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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