Film Offices UK (FO:UK) will make their first public appearance as a collective at this year’s FOCUS event. FO:UK is comprised of the country’s leading film offices, allowing them to share their resources and experience to provide Producers with an optimum filming experience.
Lynn Saunder, Manager of the Liverpool Film Office details: “established in 2013, FO:UK meet on a regular basis to share the best practices, current industry trends and has group affiliation membership to the Production Guild. For the first time a number of the members will be jointly exhibiting at FOCUS.”
She continues: “funded by their respective local authorities, their local knowledge and expertise is an invaluable resource for acquiring film permits, finding locations, sourcing local crew and services, facilitating traffic management and road closures, consulting local police and all the other logistical challenges productions face on a daily basis. Being part of a local council enables the Film Office’s to cut through red tape, go that extra mile on behalf of their film and TV clients and maximise the benefits of production in each of their cities and regions.”
The list of FO:UK representatives attending FOCUS include:
Bath Film Office
Bristol Film Office
Cardiff Film Unit
Fife Screen + Tay Screen
Kent Film Office
Liverpool Film Office
Northern Film & Media
Surrey Film Office
Film Edinburgh will be on the Creative Scotland Stand.
FOCUS is the essential end of year event for everyone working in the production industry. The programme features 70+ industry experts from film, TV and advertising, participating in over 30 sessions. Meet with over 160 exhibitors from 55 countries include locations providers, film commissions and production service companies. Register your attendance today for free.
by Tom Deehan, The Location Guide