Filming and the community

Our job is to manage filming in Harrow, and to ensure we represent both the interests and benefits for the community and the council.

Allowing film producers to use Harrow as a setting for their films helps to raise the profile of Harrow to a wide audience. Furthermore it provides a source of revenue for the council. Revenue from filming helps us sustain essential council services and creates social value for the wider community and local causes.

London has a major international film industry that generates over £4 billion per year. It provides jobs to approximately 70,000 people. By effectively managing and facilitating filming in Harrow we aim to be at the forefront of this exciting industry. 

We actively encourage production companies to engage with Harrow's community before they start filming, in order to avoid disruption to the community. Where disruption is likely we encourage production companies to make donations to local activities such as, associations of residents and traders, or community projects like maintenance of local parks and charities.

Filmmakers will often offer opportunities to Harrow residents, including jobs for young people on film sets.