Hotels and apartments can provide an inspirational setting for film, TV and photo shoots. Many properties have been utilised for a range of filming requirements from press junkets to locations for period dramas and music videos.
But what do film makers need to consider?
- First and foremost you need insurance: All productions need proof of public liability insurance in order to receive filming permission.
- Cover your self: Verbal contracts aren’t enough. Get it in black and white that you have permission to film, make sure that your location release is signed and dated. And don’t even think about loosing or destroying them- file them somewhere safe.
- Talk to the experts: Let someone else take the stress out of negotiating filming rates and organising the paperwork. With over 30 years experience in managing the requirements of the media industry were au fait with all manner of special requests. From organising filming in hotel grounds for Mexican Wrestling to interviews in 5* hotels with A-listers.
What’s been shot and where?
- Renaissance St Pancras: Get transported to a different era and relive scenes from Harry Potter, Batman, Downton Abbey and that iconic Spice Girls music video – Wannabe.
- Town Hall Hotel: Check out the period features at this Edwardian former town hall. “Atonement”, “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels” and “Snatch” have all filmed here.
- Sunset Marquis, LA: A self confessed haven for the famous, the infamous and the nearly famous. It is no stranger to shoots. If only those walls could talk!
- Crown at Amersham: No discussion of filming in hotels could forget to mention “Four Weddings and a Funeral”. The film crew filmed for four days and the wedding suite, lounge area, reception and grounds all feature in the Hugh Grant hit from 1993.
Next time your looking to film in a hotel or apartment contact our dedicated team on 01543 272 575 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.