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Campaign promotes New Forest To Film & TV Industry

A new campaign looks to further boost New Forest’s reputation for film and TV, which will focus on attracting high-profile productions to come to the area.

This campaign is part of the continued partnership with New Forest District Council and the national organisation Creative England to promote the area to the film & TV industry. This can act an important driver for economic growth; independent figures show that a major feature film spends just over £42,000 per day on local employment and services with high-end television dramas contributing £17-22,000 per day to the area.

A promotional film with breathtaking visuals has been produced by Creative England to showcase the variety of possibilities and locations available in the New Forest, all of which is just 90 minutes from London and the UK’s largest film studios. The film features BBC & Observer film critic Mark Kermode, a local resident, extolling the values of New Forest as a place to film.  The film can be viewed at

As the opportunities for Film & TV industry in the New Forest continue to grow, both local residents and businesses can benefit by registering their properties and services & skills on Creative England’s National Database. Your property could be just what filmmakers are looking for, and whether it’s a country pub or medieval castle, modern office or manor house, it is free to register with Creative England.

Hayley Armstrong, Production Liaison Manager for East & South East at Creative England said: 

“We are incredibly proud of the promotional film which beautifully captures the vast array of locations available in the New Forest, but we are always looking for more locations and would encourage local residents and businesses to consider registering their properties as potential film locations with Creative England.”

We are hosting a networking evening in New Forest 28/02. Learn more about how to attend here

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