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SHOOTFACTORY is a location library & agency and represents locations across the UK and offers a vast selection of international locations. YOU will find stills, photo shoot locations, TV locations and film locations. In addition YOU can look at these locations as venues for press events, product launches and music videos. 

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Amazing Spider-Man 2 films entirely on location in New York
  
Filming took place on location in New York for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, with studio work at Gold Coast Studios and Grumman Studios on Long Island. The film follows Peter Parker’s relationship with Gwen Stacy as the villainous Electro targets Spider-Man.

The production team filmed on location across New York City and also in Rochester near Buffalo in the west of the state.

“New York City always was and always will be Peter Parker/Spider-Man’s domain – through birth, through growing up, through high school and the famous Empire State University,” says Producer Ari Arad.

“Shooting the entire movie in New York was a unique opportunity to capture the sights and sounds of Peter’s world.”

The team was keen to showcase the whole city, rather than simply focussing on the more iconic locations.

“New York is not just Midtown,” considers Production Designer Mark Friedberg: “It’s Queens, it’s Brooklyn, it’s DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass), it’s the bridges and tunnels – in fact, Spider-Man leaves a message for Gwen on the side of the bridge from under the FDR [bridge].

“There are neighbourhoods that don’t get a lot of exploration on film – places you’d never think to go if you were only shooting in New York for two weeks.”

We all know what Times Square looks like – it’s an iconic venue. Even though we were recreating it, it had to look and feel exactly like Times Square.
Matt Tolmach, Producer
The iconic Times Square features in an action set-piece where Spider-Man and Electro have a dramatic clash. Limited shooting took place in the real Times Square, but the physical and effects demands of the sequence meant the production team also needed to recreate the location at Gold Coast Studios on nearby Long Island.

“We all know what Times Square looks like – it’s an iconic venue,” explains Producer Matt Tolmach: “Even though we were recreating it, it had to look and feel exactly like Times Square.

“We built a set that was literally the size of Times Square, with green screens literally as large as the screens that you see in Times Square – and we lit it up like Times Square. The scope was simply enormous.”

Extensive sets for the various sections of Oscorp – the firm inherited by Peter Parker’s former classmate Harry Osborn – were constructed at Grumman Studios, also on Long Island. The sleek and expansive lobby of the Oscorp building itself was built at the Marcy Armory in Brooklyn.

“The challenge for us was to build the lobby of what should be a half-billion dollar building, not using a half billion dollars, and try to make good or interesting architecture,” Friedberg adds.

New York has become one of the top production hubs in the US and, indeed, in the whole of North America, partly as a result of its generous 30% filming tax credit that has an annual fund of USD420 million.



The New York State Film Tax Credit Programme also specifically incentivises post-production work outside New York City, which is stimulating the growth of visual effects companies in upstate regions.

Television production is sifting to New York in a big way as well. Pilot production is surging and Disney/Marvel recently announced a major production deal to shoot five upcoming superhero series on location in the state.

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Los Angeles sees big quarterly boost for feature films
  
Los Angeles saw a large increase in feature film production in the first quarter of 2014, compared to the same period last year, according to FilmLA. Commercial filming saw a small increase but TV production saw an overall decline.

The city saw a 24% increase in the number of permitted production days for feature films and a quarter of these shoots qualified for California’s filming incentive programme. In contrast, television location filming slipped nearly 10% overall.

“This quarter’s report hints at what would be possible if California were to truly step up and compete for new film projects and jobs,” said FilmLA President Paul Audley.

“California’s Film & Television Tax Credit Programme is in its fifth year; just imagine where we could be five years from now if current efforts to expand the state’s incentive programme are successful.”

Few big-budget feature productions film in California because the filming incentive programme does not support them.

Just imagine where we could be five years from now if current efforts to expand the state’s incentive programme are successful.
Paul Audley, President of FilmLA

The incentive’s annual fund of USD100 million is far below what’s available further east in places like Louisiana and New York, and the money is allocated using a controversial lottery system. As a result, California is suffering from a long-term runaway production problem.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Star Trek Into Darkness are among the only big-budget features to have shot mainly in California in recent years.

Television is also shifting east and Los Angeles was a distant second to New York this season in terms of the number of TV pilots that were filmed on location in the city.

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Warcraft and Seventh Son as first Hollywood investments
  
China Film Group (CFG) has chosen the upcoming US fantasy epics Warcraft and Seventh Son for its first co-funding deal with Hollywood. The state-run company will co-produce both features alongside Legendary Pictures, the studio behind the new Godzilla movie.

Warcraft will be a big-budget adaptation of a popular videogame, while Seventh Son is set to be a major fantasy drama.

“China Film Co Ltd has been paying close attention and great devotion to expanding its overseas market,” said China Film Co Ltd chairman La Peikang.

“The partnership with Legendary East is a new attempt in this progress. I believe our collaboration on Seventh Son and Warcraft will become an effective step for both parties in terms of resource integration and market expansion.”

“Seventh Son and Warcraft offer precisely the kind of unique worlds, stunning visuals and compelling stories that we originally partnered with China Film Co, Ltd. to create,” said Legendary East Chief Executive Officer Peter Loehr.

“We are very pleased to welcome CFG into these productions and believe this is a fantastic way to kick-start what will be a successful relationship.”

Seventh Son and Warcraft offer precisely the kind of unique worlds, stunning visuals and compelling stories that we originally partnered with China Film Co, Ltd. to create.
Peter Loehr, Chief Executive Officer of Legendary East

The development comes nearly a year after an initial co-production deal was signed between CFG and Legendary’s Asian division Legendary East to produce movies for release both in China and in the international market.

Hollywood studios are becoming more involved with China’s production industry as they seek new ways to access Chinese audiences. Productions like Transformers: Age of Extinction have filmed scenes in Chinese cities, while Pinewood Studios recently made a formal deal to advise on the development of the Qingdao Oriental Movie Metropolis in eastern China.

(Photo: Paramount Pictures/Michael Bay)

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Suffragette films on location in Houses of Parliament
  
Period political feature Suffragette has become the first movie to film on location in the Houses of Parliament in central London. The film tells a fictional story against the backdrop of the Suffragettes’ campaign to secure the vote for women in the early 20th Century.

Filming was scheduled during Parliament’s Easter break to minimise disruption. Future productions planning to shoot in the Houses of Parliament will be authorised on a case-by-case basis as a new way to raise money for Parliament’s general upkeep.

“The Committee is pleased to open the House for the filming of Suffragette as it will help to bring an important period of our country’s history to a wider audience,” said Sir Alan Haselhurst MP, Chair of the House of Commons Administration Committee.

“As a British film which clearly relates to Parliament’s history and heritage, this is an ideal pilot for the House of Commons to identify the opportunities for location filming and income generation.”

Added Suffragette director Sarah Gavron: “Our film is inspired by the true stories of the foot soldiers of the Suffragette movement, women who were willing to sacrifice everything in their fight for the right to vote.”

This is an ideal pilot for the House of Commons to identify the opportunities for location filming and income generation.
Sir Alan Haselhurst MP, Chair of the House of Commons Administration Committee

“We are honoured to be allowed to recreate a crucial moment in that long journey towards equality by filming where the Suffragettes actually brought their protest over 100 years ago,” Gavron added.

Iconic central London locations are being seen more frequently on the big screen. Bond movie Skyfall filmed extensively around Whitehall and Tom Cruise’s upcoming sci-fi thriller Edge of Tomorrow negotiated the brief closure of Trafalgar Square to film scenes at the famous landmark.

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Tom Hiddleston in Jaguar campaign follow-up

Jaguar has released an online spot starring Tom Hiddleston, in which the Brit actor explains how to act like a super villain. Created by Spark 44 and promoting the F-TYPE Coupe, it follows on from Jaguar’s Super Bowl ad which made its debut earlier in the year.
 
While listening to one of Shakespeare’s Richard II speeches, Hiddleston pulls into an underground car park where he reveals his four steps of villainy - sound, style, drive and plan. As well as having an uber-cool car and actor in the campaign, it also features a pretty snazzy soundtrack to boot.

Directed by Rouge's Mark Jenkinson, the two-and-a-half minute web film follows on from Jaguar’s Rendezvous TV commercial, which also starred Hiddleston and two other A-list British actors (Sir Ben Kingsley and Mark Strong) asking the question: why are villains in Hollywood movies British? The commercial made its UK premier earliere in the month.

The new web film, called The Art of Villainy, forms part of additional online content, which features interactive links and “villainous” tips and instruction videos.

Watch the video here:
The Art of Villainy with Tom Hiddleston | F-TYPE Coupe | Jaguar USA

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New ‘Amityville Horror’ house being built in Long Beach, CA

The latest in the long line of Hollywood reboots is The Amityville Horror which Dimension is bringing back early next year.

The latest in the Horror franchise will star Jennifer Jason Leigh as a single mother who moves her three kids into the famous house with the dark history. Disney star Bella Thorne will also star.

Thanks to a couple of our readers we’ve learned production crews are busy building the latest version of the Amityville house at El Dorado Park East in Long Beach, CA (near the archery range where Terminator 3 was also filmed).

According to the crew, production is expected to be completed this week and filming should begin sometime next week.

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Elizabeth Hurley in a right royal drama

Elizabeth Hurley is to head the cast of a new drama to shoot in London this summer.

The Royals is the first original scripted series from E! Entertainment Television and comes from writer/director Mark Schwahn. The nine episode series is due to shoot in London this summer, one of many overseas productions drawn by the attractive UK tax incentives.

Showrunner Schwahn also executive produces, along with Brian Robbins and Joe Davola; the trio previously worked together on TV series One Tree Hill.

The Royals centres on the fictionalised lives and loves of a modern day royal family, with Hurley playing Queen Helena to Vincent Regan’s King Simon. The cast also includes William Moseley, Oliver Milburn, Tom Austen, Alexandra Park, Ukweli Roach and Jake Maskall.

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Filming period drama Jamaica Inn on location in Yorkshire for BBC

Origin Pictures filmed the BBC’s adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s novel Jamaica Inn mostly in Yorkshire in northern England. Set in Cornwall, south-west England, in 1821, Jamaica Inn tells the story of a young woman who becomes embroiled with smugglers on the Cornish coast.

“We were thrilled to have the opportunity to revisit Yorkshire to film large parts of Jamaica Inn, which is a particularly rich source for period locations, providing us with huge possibilities to adapt this much loved novel for the screen,” said David Thompson a Producer with Origin Pictures.

“We also love working with the Yorkshire crews who we have found to be so dedicated and passionate about their work. Screen Yorkshire has been incredibly supportive, playing a critical role in supporting us to bring productions such as Jamaica Inn to life, through provision of crucial equity funding in a marketplace where investment can still be very hard to find.”

Hugo Heppell, Head of Investments at Screen Yorkshire and Executive Producer on Jamaica Inn, added: “[Jamaica Inn] features fabulous performances and brilliant production design from Grant Montgomery, showcasing the world-class talent that our region has to offer film and TV producers.”

We were thrilled to have the opportunity to revisit Yorkshire to film large parts of Jamaica Inn, which is a particularly rich source for period locations.
David Thompson, Producer

Screen Yorkshire invested in the Jamaica Inn production through the Yorkshire Content Fund. The fund launched in early 2012 and in January this year received an extra funding boost of GBP7.5 million from the European Regional Development Fund.

The Yorkshire Content Fund is the largest regional fund in the UK and has been used to fund productions including Peaky Blinders, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell and Testament Of Youth.

Jamaica Inn will screen from Easter Monday (21 April 2014) on BBC One in the UK.

(Photos: BBC/Origin Pictures)

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SHOOTFACTORY is a location agency and represents locations across the UK and offers a vast selection of international locations. YOU will find stills, photo shoot locations, TV locations and film locations. In addition YOU can look at locations for press events, product launches and music videos.

YOU can call or email us for all your photo shoot, TV and film location needs. YOU can register your email address for updates on NEW locations as we add them and YOU can register your property free of charge to be considered as a location for commercial hire.

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London Apartments

London Apartment Locations for Hire & Film Location Library In this section of our location library, YOU will find London apartments and flats, which can be hired as a location for photo shoots, TV and film.

London Houses

London House Locations for Hire & Film Location Library

In this section of the website you will find all of our London location houses. We list them as follows, new houses that are added to the top of the site. Updated location houses follow and the rest are alphabetically listed

Other UK Houses

UK House Locations for Hire & Film Location Library Other houses are location houses that are not located in central London. Typically a client is happy to travel up to 50 miles from central London but if you have the right location then the client is happy to travel across the UK. 

Quirky Locations

Quirky London Locations for Hire & Film Location Library We can help you find quirky, unusual and unique locations across London and the UK for hire.

Photography Studios

London Photographic Studio Locations for Hire & Location Library
A few of our photographic studios are both a workshop AND GALLERY. In addition to hiring the space as a white blank box, many clients use it as an artist’s studio, but providing space to take, develop, print and duplicate PHOTOGRAPHS. 

Venues

London Events & Venue Locations for Hire & Film Location Library We are one of the most established free venues finding service in the UK for individuals, agents or corporate clients. We offer diverse venues as featured on the site. Our experience of events and venues enables us to take the stress out of your search. 

Commercial / Industrial

London Industrial & Commercial Locations for Hire & Film Location Library We represent a varied selection of commercial property, factories, industrial buildings and large studios that can be used as they appear or dressed spaces to emulate a set. Our comprehensive range of industrial and storage areas from all periods. Whether a small lock up to a modern, medium size industrial estate, we have units of all shapes and sizes for both exterior and interior shoots. Including engineering, forge and blacksmiths, assembly, construction preparation - even a 6,000 square foot clear site that can easily be adapted to a sound stage. 

International Locations:

International Locations for Hire & Film Location Library International locations library with photo shoot and film locations for commercial hire. We have a huge database of international locations across Europe and further afield. Villa locations, castle locations, beach locations. Your script is the guide for our activity. 

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