Filming Charges

Applications are required for all filming & photography in Merton.

An overview of fees & applicable charges is listed below, so that you may budget accordingly.

Please Note: Cast & Crew refers to all cast, crew, supporting actors, extras,  agency personnel and third party personnel (e.g. security or traffic management operatives) related to the production on location – on the day of the shoot.

Location Fee (Daily Charge)

Location Fees are applicable for filming in Parks, Markets, Estates, Libraries and at Council Land, Buildings & Properties.

We understand budgets aren’t limitless so we always try to work within your means. Our guide to rates can be found below:



Accounts

EXTRA SMALL

£75

+ VAT PER HOUR

Cast + Crew: 1 - 5

SMALL

£1,000 - £1,500
+VAT

Cast + Crew: 6 - 15

MEDIUM

£1,500 - £2,500
+VAT

Cast + Crew: 16 - 35

LARGE

£2,500 - £3,500

+VAT

Cast + Crew: 36 - 55

EXTRA LARGE

£3,000 - £5,000
+VAT

Cast + Crew: 55+

  • These are day rates based on 10 hours filming (+1 hour prep / strike either side).
  • Where possible, prep / strike days are charged at 50% of the agreed filming day fee.
  • Reductions available for student, community groups and charities based or living in the borough.
  • Fees increase / decrease in correlation to impact / requirements to be representative of what is taking place.

Location Admin Fee (One off cost )

When productions Film or Unit Base at a Location:



Storage

EXTRA SMALL

£100

+VAT

Cast + Crew: 1 - 5

SMALL

£125

+VAT

Cast + Crew: 6 - 15

MEDIUM

£150

+VAT

Cast + Crew: 16 - 35

LARGE

£175

+VAT

Cast + Crew: 36 - 55

EXTRA LARGE

£200

+VAT

Cast + Crew: 55+

  •  (Charity / Student discounted rate: £25 + VAT)

Street Filming Admin Fee (Daily Charge)

For filming & photography taking place on the public highway (streets)



Storage

EXTRA SMALL

£50

+VAT

Cast + Crew: 1 - 5

SMALL

£75

+VAT

Cast + Crew: 6 - 15

MEDIUM

£100

+VAT

Cast + Crew: 16 - 35

LARGE

£150

+VAT

Cast + Crew: 36 - 55

EXTRA LARGE

£200

+VAT

Cast + Crew: 55+

  • (Charity / Student discounted rate: £25 + VAT)

Equipment on Highway (Daily Charge)

For any film equipment on the public highway other than a camera and tripod, daily charges are applicable, depending on requirements.



HOURLY RATE

£50

+VAT 

HALF DAY

£200

+VAT

FULL DAY

£400

+VAT

Administration Fee



Storage

EXTRA SMALL

£100

+VAT

Cast + Crew: 1 - 5

SMALL

£125

+VAT

Cast + Crew: 6 - 15

MEDIUM

£150

+VAT

Cast + Crew: 16 - 35

LARGE

£175

+VAT

Cast + Crew: 36 - 55

EXTRA LARGE

£200

+VAT

Cast + Crew: 55+

CHARGEABLE WHEN

  • A Film Officer is required to make arrangements for a production or be present on location
  • When a shoot is subject to specific requirements and a Film Officer has to attend the shoot e.g. on a night shoot, to ensure compliance
  • A Film Officer is called to the location to investigate a complaint and that complaint is found to be valid
  • There is a breach of a filming licence / Code of Practice and the Film Officer has to investigate
  • When the Film Officer has to clear up after a production e.g. by arranging a re-instatement, removing unit signs, clearing rubbish
  • Site Visits

NOT CHARGED ON

  • Enquiries
  • Advice

Traffic Management Fee

£500 + VAT (daily charge per Traffic Management Plan)

Drone / SUA Application Fee

£150 + VAT per application

Filming From A Moving Vehicle

£150 + VAT when Police outriders are present to facilitate filming

£75 + VAT for all other low loader or tracking vehicle filming

Late Application Fee

£100 + VAT for applications submitted with less than 24 hrs notice

Crane Licence

The fee is £400 + £25 per hour if required to consider an application (includes a deposit of £250)

Temporary Structure Licence

Including Scaffolding & Hoarding – fees on application subject to requirements

Road Closure Fees

Subject to approval

  • “Notice” – A road closure for less than 24hrs: £1,831.25
  • “Order” – A road closure for more than 24hrs: £1,831.25

Cancellation Charges

Cancellation of parking applications will be subject to cancellation fees – amount dependent on time frame

If a shoot is cancelled it will be subject to cancellation fees for any work already carried out

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