Lincolnshire set to ‘embrace film opportunities’ after signing of charter

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LINCOLNSHIRE County Council has signed the Film Friendly Partnership Charter with Creative England.

The authority said that it establishing a Film Friendly Partnership showed it was prepared to embrace productions wishing to work in the county, making sure that they have a positive experience of filming in Lincolnshire and ensuring they return in the future.

The partnership aims to open the channels of communication between the local authorities, ancillary organisations and Creative England, sharing experiences, expertise and best practice with the common goal of bring more production to the area.

Jenny Gammon, Assistant Director for Economy and Culture, said: “Lincolnshire has had some notable successes as a film location and we recognise the impact it has on attracting visitors.

“We’re pleased to sign the charter which provides a clear statement that the county council is actively supporting filming in Lincolnshire.”

Stephen Badham, Senior Production Liaison Manager for the Creative England’s Central Region, added: “TV film and production is an important industry, and contributes millions of pounds into local economies.

“That’s why Creative England is developing Film Friendly Partnerships to provide a very strong statement of intent to production companies looking to film in the English regions, such as the Working Title who recently used Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire to film Ron Howard’s latest feature “Rush”.

For more information visit the Creative England website at www.creativeengland.co.uk.