Champion of the creative industries, Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, has praised Brighton & Hove as it is designated a Film Friendly City.
Officials from Brighton & Hove City Council and Creative England will sign a Film Friendly Charter which sends out a clear message to the film and TV industry that it is easy and straightforward to film in Brighton & Hove – so helping to attract crews to film here, bringing money into the local economy and supporting local jobs.
A new website has been launched as a go-to place for filmmakers, providing a wealth of local film information which includes: film activities, events, business and talent support, a guide to filming in the city as well as some film history. For more details, visit www.filmcitybrighton.org.
Commenting, Mike said: “Brighton & Hove is a fantastic location for filmmakers and it is encouraging that the city is taking its filming credentials seriously by signing up to Creative England’s Film Friendly Charter. The direct and indirect benefits of filming in Brighton & Hove are huge and it is important that it is made as easy as possible for people to choose us as their next film set.”