Brighton recognised as the 'south coast Hollywood'
Brighton and Hove has been recognised as the 'south coast Hollywood' and deemed 'film friendly' after yesterdays announcement that Brighton and Hove City Council had signed Creative England's Film Friendly Charter meaning the city is now recognised as a hub for the movie industry.
Already the home of Brighton Film School, some of British cinemas most talented professionals (who are regular speakers at the film school) reside here and many films have been shot in the city including Brighton Rock, Wimbledon and Quadrophenia. This new status reflects how important Brighton is to the British film industry and the funding and filming opportunities that will present themselves over the next few years and decades - leaving a lasting legacy for film and the city.
Speaking to The Argus, Councillor Bill Randall, who signed the charter said:
A great deal of work goes on behind the scenes by the council to encourage filming and it is very good news that we are to be officially recognised as a Film Friendly City.
It lets the industry know we welcome filming here, helps to showcase the wealth of creative talent we have working here and most importantly helps to boost the local economy.
There is so much going on in Brighton and Hove in relation to cinema and filming and we want to celebrate and build on that.
Also speaking to The Argus was Rebecca Snook, Production Liaison Manager at Creative Engand. She said:
We have been working closely with Brighton and Hove City Council to promote the city as a fantastic place to film.
Not only through sourcing exciting film locations but also supporting crew and facility companies via our networking evenings.
The partnership will help ensure that the industry has a smooth and efficient filming experience in Brighton and Hove and encourage more film and TV productions to come back for more.
You can read the original The Argus article here: http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/11139420.Hooray_for_south_coast_s_Hollywood/
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Brighton Film School is a specialist, independent training facility located in central Brighton. The school offers 2-year degree level programmes in Filmmaking HNC/HND and Art Direction and Production Design HNC/HND, as well as an industry recognised Cinematography and Directing Diploma. Brighton Film School also offers evening classes in Filmmaking, Screenwriting, Art Direction and Editing as well as courses for young filmmakers and Summer School. For more information or to apply please visit http://brightonfilmschool.co.uk/.