Kent has long recognised the economic benefits of filming. The increase in employment, tourism, and the direct spend into the local economy by productions make a strong case for the council to back filming and the development of Kent as a film location. Back in 2008, The Kent Film Office, along with the cohesive work of County and District councils, Kent Police and private stakeholders, formed the Kent Filming Partnership. By working together with all authorities as well as private location owners, we maximise the many benefits that filming in the county bring for the citizens who live here.
The Kent Filming Partnership promotes Kent as a Film Friendly County which is appealing to the film and television industry. It ensures that all filming is undertaken safely and legally, and enables all members in the partnership to fulfil their own duties whilst also helping productions complete filming easily and on time.
Maximum Benefits for Minimum Disruption!
The Kent Filming Partnership and the Film and TV board underpinned the application, which allowed Kent to pass the 2010 Filming on the Highways legislation making Kent even more competitive in the UK locations market.
The Kent Film Office has produced a number of resources which detail the minimum service levels that the filming partnership achieves. They are intended as the voice of the entire Partnership and were designed in concurrence with the partners listed below.