Cheshire has seen a 60% increase in film production in the area as a result of Creative England’s Production Liaison Charter, officially designating the county as ‘film friendly’. This has led to the local economy benefiting from £1m investment as a result of the increased film production.
Signed in 2011, the charter has helped members of Creative England’s production services team to facilitate recent productions like Channel 4’s Fresh Meat and ITV’s Scott and Bailey, which both have been filmed in the county.
Creative England’s charter ensures that there are systems in place to make the filming process easy and efficient for film and television productions. By signing the charter, the four local authorities (Cheshire East, Cheshire West,Warrington and Halton) are committed to nurturing a positive filming environment by designating employees as a first point of call for film crews working in the area.
On average a prime time TV drama series will see an investment of approximately £1.5m in the regional economy.