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Hollywood comes to East London

Hollywood comes to East London

The Adventures of Wonder Woman Returns! With the highly anticipated return of Wonder Woman, The Film Office are excited to confirm that filming has finally commenced on this action packed female lead franchise. A star-studded affair, Gal Gadot returns as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince herself, Chris Pine as Steven Trevor and Kristen Wiig is confirmed to play the villain Cheetah. The Tower Hamlets...

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The SKY's the limit!

The SKY's the limit!

The Tower Hamlets Film Office, managed by The Film Office, has enjoyed sourcing and managing locations for a variety of commercials over recent months and below are a list of our top picks. SKY (VIP) We were approached to see if we had a controllable road with city-scapes in the background, for SKY's latest VIP campaign. Wentworth Street immediately sprung to mind, usually home to Petticoat Lane...

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Exciting News from BAFTA!!

2018 has been an incredible year for conversations around gender and race equality in various professions, with the spotlight well and truly on the TV & Film Industry to pave the way for meaningful change.  BAFTA are leading the inclusive charge and have announced that as of 2019, entries for 2 of BAFTA's most prestigious awards (Outstanding British Film and Outstanding Debut by a...

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Fashion Darling!!

Fashion Darling!!

As we say in the business, suns out; camera's out and with the continued good weather this summer, the streets and parks of Tower Hamlets have been a wash with fashionistas keen to make use of our unique back drops. Fashion giant Mango made good use of Victoria Park to shoot their latest commercial. The always popular boating lake on the West Side Other editorial shoots to have taken place in...

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“Judy” biopic sees Renee Zellweger film ‘Somewhere Over Tower Hamlets’

“Judy” biopic sees Renee Zellweger film ‘Somewhere Over Tower Hamlets’

The film, directed by Rupert Gould, stars Renee Zellweger taking centre stage as legendary performer Judy Garland. The film, set in 1968 London, centres around Garland's sell-out performances in the Talk of the Town nightclub near the end of the icon's long career and shortly before her death. Promising to be insightful and emotional it delves behind the scenes touching on her...

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Tower Hamlets Soaring to New Heights

Tower Hamlets Soaring to New Heights

We are in the midst of a Drone revolution, which is creating and transforming multiple industries - including but not limited to agriculture, architecture, emergency services, environmental conservation and the media. In recent years, Drone filming has ''taken off' in London, with production companies eager to make use of the unique shots and eagle eye perspective drones offer. Tower Hamlets...

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Dramas who are certainly Idristed in filming in Tower Hamlets!

Dramas who are certainly Idristed in filming in Tower Hamlets!

Tower Hamlets has seen some of the nations most loved TV Dramas through its doors so far in 2018. From a classic British crime drama (with local resident Idris Elba), to contemporary new thriller, and a new comedy series - Tower Hamlets, managed by The Film Office, has seen them all filming in the borough in 2018. Luther February saw the return of Luther to Tower Hamlets. The production...

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Detective Pikachu Films New Live Action Pokemon Film in Tower Hamlets

Detective Pikachu Films New Live Action Pokemon Film in Tower Hamlets

Rob Letterman (Goosebumps) is directing the project with Ryan Reynolds starring as Detective Pikachu - the cast also includes Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) and Justice Smith (Paper Towns, The Get Down). Motion capture will allow the film to use real actors to play the characters with the Deadpool star playing the titular investigator Detective...

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Tower Hamlets makes Mission: Impossible - Fallout Possible!

Tower Hamlets makes Mission: Impossible - Fallout Possible!

Over several months, Tower Hamlets has been thrilled into action with Mission: Impossible - Fallout, the sixth instalment in the film series. Tom Cruise, aka Ethan Hunt, and his IMF team find themselves in a race against time after a mission goes wrong. With Tom Cruise at the helm, the film sees several iconic characters reprising their roles with new characters joining the franchise...

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Sheridan Smith finishes 2017 in Poplar filming for new ITV Drama 'Clean Break'

Sheridan Smith finishes 2017 in Poplar filming for new ITV Drama 'Clean Break'

As filming in December 2017 drew to a close, the new ITV Drama 'Clean Break' carried on shooting at some of our private locations in Poplar! ITV commissioned the new six part series, Clean Break, early last year. The characterful drama focuses on an ordinary working class woman, Sam, who is caught between two worlds - the everyday life of a devoted and loving Mum and the darker, dangerous...

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Bohemian Rhapsody in Magnifico! Tower Hamlets

Bohemian Rhapsody in Magnifico! Tower Hamlets

November saw a royal visit to Tower Hamlets of Bohemian Rhapsody. Directed by Bryan Singer and staring Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury this biographical feature film follows the story of Freddie Mercury and the band leading up to Queen's legendary appearance at the Live Aid concert in 1985. Working closely with the Freddie Mercury Estate & the remaining members of Queen, the production is...

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Tom Bateman & Olivia Cooke Step Back in Time in Tower Hamlets

Tom Bateman & Olivia Cooke Step Back in Time in Tower Hamlets

Despite adaptations being made no less than 4 times, it is now ITV's turn to interpret William Makepeace Thackeray's 1849 novel Vanity Fair into a lavish production. Set for release next year, the story follows Becky Sharp, who is raised in poverty but determined to make her way in society and climb the social ladder in search of wealth and love. Early September saw Tom Bateman and Olivia...

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Mary Poppins Returns… to film in Tower Hamlets

Mary Poppins Returns… to film in Tower Hamlets

The Film Office are delighted to have started 2017 off in a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious way, by being involved in the recently announced return of everyone's favourite nanny, Mary Poppins, and the filming of Mary Poppins Returns, scheduled for release on Christmas Day 2018. Disney have finally managed to get all their ducks in a 'very orderly fashion' and, along with director Rob...

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Apple Tree House with The Fillm Office and Poplar Harca's Devons Estate

Apple Tree House with The Fillm Office and Poplar Harca's Devons Estate

This Spring, CBeebies welcomes three bright new stars to the channel in brand-new, live-action drama Apple Tree House. The Film Office enabled filming for the programme and worked closely with the production to provide logistical support for the latest CBeebies drama at a sought after east London estate, the Devons Estate (owned and managed by Poplar Harca). Through our work we delivered local...

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Outset Film Festival in Tower Hamlets

Outset Film Festival in Tower Hamlets

Enjoy films? Then check out the following films showcasing at Outset Film Festival this month! Where: Rich Mix, 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA. When: Various Tuesday evenings across March 2017 Tickets: £5 Rich Mix are proud to be hosting Outset Film Festival in partnership with Ourscreen - a series of screenings of groundbreaking adventure documentary films that chart how...

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Production Manager Training Scheme

Production Manager Training Scheme

Production Manager Training Scheme Are you working in production or post production and feel ready to move into production management?  If so, The Production Guild's Production Manager Training, taking place from the 6th - 31st March 2017 at Pinewood Studios, is designed to give you the skills and confidence to make a transition to production management working in film. For more...

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Free Training for Tower Hamlets Residents!

Free Training for Tower Hamlets Residents!

ZOOM is a practical, industry-level training scheme in digital video production and their next course begins in January 2017 offering: 6 weeks training including production of a short film Open College Network credits at Levels 1-2 Job search, interview techniques & CV writing Mentoring by industry specialists Travel/childcare costs Who is it for?  Live in Tower Hamlets Be...

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Opening doors to the film and TV industry with the Production Guild

Opening doors to the film and TV industry with the Production Guild

Opening doors to the film and TV industry Film and TV runner training for under-represented groups. Do you have a passion for film but lack the opportunities and confidence to take that first step? The Production Guild are running a two-day course, 'Opening doors to the film and TV industry', designed to help 40 people from under-represented groups gain the knowledge and contacts...

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The Shortest Nights: A Celebration of Short Film

The Shortest Nights: A Celebration of Short Film

Next Sunday, head over to The Shortest Nights by Short Sighted Cinema, a midsummer celebration of short film. The event will showcase 6 new cutting-edge programmes featuring the work of emerging British filmmakers, with summer festival vibes at The Yard Theatre in Hackney Wick. This year, see films that explore identity across cultural differences in ' WITHOUT BORDERS TRUTH & B*LLOCKS THIS IS...

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Assistant Co-ordinator Training

Assistant Co-ordinator Training

Assistant Co-ordinator Training If you are a junior, runner or production assistant looking to progress your career in production, the Production Guild's Assistant Co-ordinator's intensive training programme will give you the career boost you need. This unique course is designed to equip you with the skills to move up into the role of Assistant Co-ordinator. This 6 day course will help...

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Family Swap

Family Swap

Families wanted for brand new Channel 5 social experiment TV series. Hat Trick Productions are looking for families to take part in a prime time documentary series exploring the wealth divide in modern-day Britain. In each episode, two families with very different incomes will swap homes and budgets for one week. If you're interested in finding out more and potentially taking part, then...

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Want to work in film or TV?

Want to work in film or TV?

Are you ready for action? Your career in film and TV starts here. Are you passionate about film and TV but don't think you have the skills or experience to get started? Then The Production Guild's latest course is perfect to gain insight into the industry and the best part - it's free!  The five-day course 'Preparing to work in film or TV' will prepare you to take your first steps...

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Marcella in Tower Hamlets and Newham

Marcella in Tower Hamlets and Newham

The Film Office supported filming for this exciting new series in Tower Hamlets and Newham throughout the months of November 2015 through to March 2016. Standout sequences involved stunt & SFX scenes in North Woolwich while collaborating with with the Civil Avitation Authority The MET Police RODMA Greater London Authority. We facilitated filming at our locations in our client boroughs...

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Feature Films with Tom Hardy and Jackie Chan

Feature Films with Tom Hardy and Jackie Chan

Only 2 months into the new year and the Tower Hamlets streets are already brimming with filming and photoshoots.  Tom Hardy is back in the borough after the success of his movie Legend - this time to film Steven Knight's new eight-part BBC drama series, Taboo The majority of the BBC mini series production will be shot in the Stepney Green area. An ideal 1814 location with it's...

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Get Excited! Luther Returns...to screens & Tower Hamlets!

Get Excited! Luther Returns...to screens & Tower Hamlets!

"There are some things that you might've heard about me that quite possibly could be true" - John Luther Our work with BBC Luther continued this year with the return of the series for a new two-part special. The Film Office provided the BBC with their production offices for the series, Luther's main police office HQ location along with ongoing logistical support to provide the production's...

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Production Manager Training, Pinewood Studios

Are you working in production or post production and feel ready to move into production management? If so, The Production Guild's Production Manager Training, taking place from  Monday 8th Feb to Friday 4th March For more information click here . To receive an application pack please email  pg@productionguild.com th This course is subsidised through Creative Skillset. There is...

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Post Production Co-ordinator Training

Are you working in the film industry as a production assistant, assistant production co-ordinator or production co-ordinator and interested in moving to post production? Or have you taken time out of your career and need to increase your skills?  If so, The Production Guild's one week intensive Post Production Co-ordinator Training taking place on Monday 7th December - Friday 11th...

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Production Guild Assistant Director Training

Taking place from 9th to 14th November and the weekend of 21st - 22nd November at Pinewood Studios. Are you a 3rd AD that needs to gain the necessary skills and knowledge to make the move to 2nd AD smoothly? Or are you a newly established 2nd AD looking to further their experience and confidence? The Production Guild's Assistant Director Training will provide you with an opportunity to not...

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The Film Office provides the lead location for new TV drama "River"

Tonight sees the arrival of KUDOS' latest work. Written and created by award-winning Abi Morgan, RIVER is a brand new six-part drama series commissioned for BBC One and airs at 9pm. Stellan Skarsgård (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Avengers, Thor) stars as John River, a brilliant police officer whose genius and fault-line is the fragility of his mind. The...

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"Legend" in cinemas from 9th September

Legend - "Legend" Promotional mural on the corner of Hanbury Street and Brick Lane. On the 9th September First and foremost in any work we do comes our support for our local community residents and businesses across both the London Boroughs of Tower Hamlets and also Newham and our commitment to ensuring their welfare while addressing any concerns anyone may have from any given...

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Production Guild Location Assistant and Runner Training, Salford

Location Assistant Training   Want to launch your career in locations? The Production Guild Location Assistant Training Taking place on 5th - 7th October Salford For more information visit:   http://bit.ly/1GlwAPE Book your place here:   http://bit.ly/1TNf2Yl   Runner's Training   Want to get into TV drama and...

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Safety Management in Film & TV Production

Do you need to develop your safety management skills in film and TV drama? The Production Guild's 'Safety Management in Film & TV Production' By taking this course at Pinewood Studios you will: learn how health and safety skills are paramount for the film and TV drama industry develop your health and safety knowledge and skills on production help your employment opportunities with...

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Hollywood Comes to Tower Hamlets

It was a busy Summer last year when The Film Office welcomed true-story inspired feature films Suffragette Legend Tower Hamlets SUFFRAGETTE - IMDB Period film, Suffragette, follows the foot soldiers of one of the earliest feminist movements in Britain in the late 19th and early 20th Century. It meant a step back in time for our locations and goodbye to modern commodities - satellite...

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Cinesthesia: ALICE IN WONDERLAND & OTHER SHORTS

Hello, fantastic fanatics of film! We are pleased to announce the second event of a new series of live score screenings and cross-arts productions from Cinesthesia, presenting ALICE IN WONDERLAND After last month's sell out launch event, screening 'A Trip To The Moon', we're excited to invite you to continue on the journey and take a tumble down the rabbit hole - celebrating 150...

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Johnny Depp or Colin Firth? Chose your super hero...

2 A-list stars, 2 action comedy feature films, 1 common denominator -  Tower Hamlets!   Our client borough of Tower Hamlets our client's fantastic locations for filming Johnny Depp (in action comedy 'Mordecai' directed by David Koepp) and Colin Firth (in spy action comedy 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' directed by Matthew Vaughn) both shot stunning action scenes involving...

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Ariel Filming - The Film Office reaching new heights in London - Criminal with Kevin Costner

Whether called UAV's (Unmanned Ariel Vehicle), SUA's (Small Unmanned Aircraft) or Drones there is no doubt that advancements in technology have seen the latest UAV's having greater capabilities in relation to their size and cost, which has led to an increase in their demand and commercial use, including in the film industry.  The Film Office is embracing these advancements and have been...

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The Nation's Favourite Christmas Advert brought to you by Film Office

The festive season is here and so are a merry host of heartwarming adverts. Christmas campaigns are considered one of the biggest advertising events of the year for retailers , the most popluar of which, according to today's Metro is the tear jerking, John Lewis' 2014 Christmas Advert, featuring Monty the penguin... featuring our very own Victoria Park. During one of the warmest and...

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Tower Hamlets Arts Development Networking Event

Arts Development Learn how the Council supports local arts practitioners and organisations across the voluntary, charitable, community and commercial sectors at an informal and informative open evening on: Monday 26th January 2015, 6-8pm at the Art Pavilion, Mile End Park Feedback from our event earlier this year told us that you would like more information on funding, access to...

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Floating Cinema - Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Floating Cinema Forming part of the Fun palaces initiative - a scheme in which community groups organise and host a free public art and science event, in memory of arts champion Joan Littlewood ( http://funpalaces.co.uk/ Information and booking details can be found on the Floating Cinema website: http://floatingcinema.info/events/2014/fun-palaces We would love people local to...

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The Production Guild Affiliate Memebership

We are pleased to announce The FIlm Office have joined The Production Guild as a company affiliate member. Behind the best in UK production The Production Guild is the UK's premier film and TV industry membership organisation for professionals working across production, including: film liaison and management, location management, assistant directors, accounts, What do they do? Encourage...

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Summer Blockbusters - Alice, Legend, and more...

2013 saw Tower Hamlets rise to third busiest borough in the capital for filming days and 2014 has seen the trend continue with the borough growing from strength to strength. Under the management of The Film Office, accomodating the industries biggest productions is now second nature to Tower Hamlets. Here's a brief snap shot of a few productions which have filmed in the borough recently:...

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Whirlygig Cinema's Spotlights

Whirlygig Cinema launches new series of "Spotlights" film nights to promote emerging film talent 29 July 2014 - London Whirlygig Cinema is about to embark on a new series of "Spotlights" events, which will take place at Hackney Attic in East London between August 2014 and April 2015. Whirlygig Cinema's Spotlights is a monthly short film night that showcases work by hand-selected emerging...

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Computer Chess - at The Oval

At The Oval In less than a week there is a showing of Andrew Bujalski's film "Computer Chess". Computer Chess had an excellent reception at film festivals and we are very excited to have this one-off screening next week. Information, film trailer and tickets are available on this page: http://www.ovalspace.co.uk/events/view/os-cinema-computer-chess/ Screening will start at...

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Tour de France - Stay up-to-date!

The Tour de France is coming: Are you ready? The world's largest annual sporting event starts tomorrow in Leeds.  On Monday 7 July Stage 3 will start in Cambridge, travel on roads closed to traffic through Cambridgeshire, Essex, north, east and central London and finish on The Mall between 15:30 and 16:00. To avoid delays on Monday 7 July all drivers are advised to, wherever possible,...

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Tour De France - Road closure notice!

To avoid any nasty surprises, please be aware the the Tour De France is on it's way through London - among other UK cities - and may affect you filming plans. Road closures may impact your schedules, so please make extra checks on how your locations and facilities may be affected by the event on Monday 7 July from 10:00 to 18:00   Please see below various links to the website...

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Cutting East Film Festival

The Cutting East Film Festival "Opening Night Gala" opens on Friday 20th June at 19:00 with  Electro Chaabi http://www.cuttingeast.co.uk It is the culmination of 6 months hard work and dedication by their team of young programmers who together have curated a programme on the theme of A Tale of Two Cities. Events include an opportunity to watch Iranian masterpiece Willow and Wind,...

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Theft of Camera Equipment in London

To All Our Film Makers, There has been a spate of high value thefts across London of camera equipment from media companies including BBC, ITN, Sky and Turner Broadcasting amounting to approximately 46 offences. These thefts are being conducted by suspects on mopeds whom have been targeting media vans. Predominately there are two suspects on a single moped where they will sit waiting for the...

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Feature Film: Suffragette, Work Experience & School Set Visits

The Film Office welcomed British Feature Film Suffragette to Tower Hamlets and with filming just finished we will be sad to see them go as they have been such regular visitors to the borough recently!   SUFFRAGETTE - IMDB Directed by Sarah Gavron Abi Morgan Meryl Streep Carey Mulligan Helena Bonham Carter Anne-Marie Duff Brendan Gleeson Ben Whishaw Ruby Film & Television Pathé...

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