The London Assembly today called on Transport for London and borough councils to do more to encourage the film industry to the capital.
Launching a new report by the Assembly’s Economic Development, Sport, Culture and Tourism Committee Dee Doocey AM said “The film industry is very important to the capital and local authorities should do all they can to reap the economic and cultural benefits it brings.”
The report highlights the difficulties film crews face with finding legal parking, complying with Congestion Charge regulations and red tape imposed by some boroughs.
Doocey said if stakeholders failed to “encourage both international and independent companies to make films in London we risk them choosing other cities.”
Adrian Wootton, CEO of Film London, said his organisation welcomed the report and was “developing a range of initiatives to make the city even more film friendly and cement its position as a leading global production centre.”