FILMING POLICY UPDATE : COVID-19
Merton Film Office is accepting enquiries & applications for filming & photography.
We have developed additional COVID-19 T&Cs detailing actions and requirements that productions must factor into their filming applications – all will be subject to agreement & approval on a case by case basis.
Productions must allow for sufficient/additional lead time for planning, liaison and review of COVID-19 measures and requirements and appreciate that not all locations will be currently available to accommodate filming.
National restrictions in England from 5th November 2020
The UK Government has provided guidance which provides confirmation that COVID-secure film and TV production, in studios and on location, can continue in England under the new regulations.
Merton Film Office is responsible for managing all filming and photographic permissions in the borough.
Merton Film Office aims to help filmmakers and photographers make use of the borough for their productions.
The borough has some fantastic locations such as Wimbledon Park – home of the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Mitcham Common – providing a range of habitats here with woodland and scrub, ponds and grassland, Vestry Hall – a beautiful Victorian building with wonderful wood panelled rooms, Morden Assembly Hall – a classic hall with stage and Merton Arts Space – a flexible space in the heart of Wimbledon to name but a few with multiple parks and commercial centres available for filming.
Here to help
Merton Film Office recognises the cultural and economic importance of the film industry to the borough, London and the UK at large.
We promote filming and make the process of obtaining permission in Merton quick and easy.
We look forward to working with you soon and helping you manage your shoot.
We believe in
Pressure on London streets from all who live, work and travel through has never been greater, so professional behaviour and a commitment to ‘best industry practice’ is essential.
The Film Office
Merton Film Office is managed by The Film Office.
We provide a one stop shop for all enquiries and applications to film within the borough. Our professional management and expertise ensures filming takes place in a safe and controlled manner whilst minimising disruption for local residents and business.
The London Filming Partnership – Merton is a signatory and we are committed to making the borough a welcoming place for productions whilst ensuring our borough residents enjoy the economic benefits of filming with minimal inconvenience.
Our company affiliate membership to The Production Guild – the UK’s premier film and TV industry membership organisation for professionals working across production – aligns with our requirement and encouragement of professionalism in UK production practices.
We look forward to working with you soon.