Guide Filming and photography on council land

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1. Introduction

East Devon is an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with a stunning coastline running the length of its southern border. The district offers a variety of locations for all types of film requests and enquiries ranging from music videos, commercials, TV productions and film projects.

Boasting breath-taking landscapes, stunning coastline, glorious beaches, picturesque parks and gardens; there are so many beautiful open spaces providing naturally inspiring surroundings to the film and media industry.

East Devon has hosted a number of productions over the past few years, including film projects, TV advertisements and productions, such as BBC production Animals with Cameras 2, The Wonderhood Studios production of My Grandparents’ War, Escape to The Country, Escape to the Country and ITV's this Morning.

We provide a single point of contact for production companies from enquiry through to completion of your project. We can support you in identifying possible locations, and assist with information on access to local amenities for the cast and crew.

East Devon is a tourist destination and offers a wide range of accommodation, all within easy access of Bristol, London and beyond. Our transport network provides for quick and efficient access to East Devon from the M5 and Exeter airport. Our service to production companies includes:

  • A single point of contact for all Council contacts
  • Permissions for filming on Council owned properties
  • Information on locations, and local amenities including accommodation
  • A brochure showcasing the diverse opportunities for filming

Please see the Filming in England website - an essential resource for productions looking to film in England, outside of London. The website serves as a resource to connect industry with locations, crew, studios and production expertise across the country, supporting the UK’s standing as a first-class filming destination for the global film and TV industry.

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Last updated 8 January 2021