Location Filming in London Code of Practice - Film London

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Location Filming in London Code of Practice - Film London

ContentsForeword 3Introduction 4Definitions 6General Location Filming Procedures 7Location Filming – Application Process Flowchart 8PageA—Z of Key Issues:1. Animals 102. Aerial Filming 103. Building Exteriors 114. Cabling 115. Camera Track 116. Catering 117. Charges 118. Child Performers 129. Coning for Parking 1210. Council Property 1211 . Cranes/Jibs/Cherry Pickers 1212 . Employment 1313 . Filming from Vehicles 13Scenes Involving a Weapon Flowchart 1414 . Firearms and Weapons 1615 . Health and Safety 1616 . Highways/Traffic Management 1617 . Historic and Cultural Locations 1718 . Indemnity and Insurance 1719 . Lighting 1720 . Litter Removal 1721 . Night Filming 1722 . Noise 1723 . Parking 1724 . Police/Emergency Services 1825 . Problem Solving 1826 . Publicity 1827 . Public Liability Insurance 1828 . Public Transport 1829 . Residents and Businesses 1930 . Risk Assessment 1931 . Rivers & Waterways 1932 . Road Markings 1933 . Scaffolding/Lighting Towers 1934 . Security 2035 . Signage 2036 . Special Effects/Pyrotechnics 2037 . Street Signs/Street Furniture/Street Lighting 2138. Stunts 21Annexe – Statutory Obligations 22This Code of Practice represents amajor step forward for the LondonFilming Partnership. For the firsttime, everyone involved in filmingin the capital – the industry, thosewho represent the citizens of Londonand public and private organisations– has come together to agree acomprehensive and practical toolwhich will govern the practice offilming in London.Although the Code itself isvoluntary, it provides details of thestatutory obligations to which allthose engaged in filming must adhere.Everyone who has signed up to theLondon Filming Partnership hasagreed that they will follow the Code.The Code embodies the spiritof the Partnership, which is to makeLondon a more film-friendly city. Itoffers assistance to both experiencedprofessionals and new talent alike byproviding a clear, simple checklist ofpractical issues which may arise inrelation to filming in London. It alsohelps to ensure that the process offilming does not create difficulties forlocal residents or businesses.ForewordThe Code has been agreedafter consultation with leadingprofessionals involved in productionacross the entire span of the movingimage industry, with representativesof the London boroughs and withprivate and public organisationsacross the city.The Code is reviewed regularlyto reflect the day-to-day practice andexperience of filming on the ground.I believe that we should allwelcome this Code and collectively putour shoulders to the wheel to ensurethat it delivers its objectives – makingfilming in London a smooth, efficientand positive experience for all.Lord Puttnam, CBEChair, London Filming Partnership2/3

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