Film Link are working with Screen South on North Sea Screen Partners. Film Link is an introductory and film-facilitation agency. They promote those locations, crew and facilities companies registered on their database to film-makers and help facilitate more complex shoots.
Owned by Exemplas, part of the University of Hertfordshire group of companies, Film Link is supported by Hertfordshire County Council, Elstree Studios, Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden, and local authorities in Hertfordshire - all of which are especially film-friendly.
Film Link also has the support of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk County Councils and local authorities all of whom welcome film-makers. Based at Elstree Studios in Borehamwood, Film Link promotes locations, crew and businesses in the East of England to attract film and television production companies to film in the region. Film Link’s locations service replaces that offered by the screen agency Screen East which went into liquidation in October 2010.
Film Link is part of a network of agencies across the UK with responsibility for delivering locations services for the Eastern region. Film Link works in partnership with the British Film Commission, Film London and Creative England to promote the UK to film-makers.
“Screen East’s Locations team handled over 3,200 filming related enquiries in 2009/10,” said Daniel Dark, Managing Director & SVP, Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden.
“The East of England is popular for filming given the studios, locations and easy access to London’s post production Soho network. We’re therefore keen a locations service is reinstated for the area to support film-makers.” Roger Morris, Managing Director of Elstree Studios, home to the recently acclaimed ‘The Kings Speech’, commented: “The studios strongly support Kerry Ixer and the University of Hertfordshire and Hertfordshire County Council’s initiative which will secure the continued film friendly face of the East of England area with its vast number of superb locations, from period to military, country landscapes, towns and villages, and great seascapes and river systems. It’s also an area of Britain with excellent natural light and very importantly, easy access from central London.” Film Link’s Director of Filming Related Services, Kerry Ixer (formerly Head of Locations at Screen East) has been hired by partners to deliver the service. Kerry is supported by an experienced and knowledgeable team, including Hayley Armstrong - Information Management & Film Liaison Executive.
For more information on Film Link's full range of services visit www.film-link.co.uk