Council leader joins stars of the silver screen

Cllr Colin Ellar marks 1st anniversary of London Filming Partnership

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Hounslow Council Leader Cllr Colin Ellar joined film stars Emma Thompson and Bob Hoskins at an event to mark one year of the London Filming Partnership. 

Lord Puttnam CBE, Sir Robin Wales and Film London CEO Adrian Wootton, together with guests from organisations and agencies from across the capital celebrated the achievements of the filming partnership, which was set up to make filming in the capital easier.

Just one year on, there is now far greater cooperation and support from all parts of the city towards filming. A Code of Practice has been implemented and a range of incentives to help film-makers on the ground, including deals on hotels and transport, has been introduced.

The London Filming Partnership has aided several large scale productions in London over this past year.

The launch of the first ever Metropolitan Police Service Film Unit (MPSFU) was also announced by Lord Puttnam, Chair of the Film London Executive Task Force, and Commander Shabir Hussain of the Metropolitan Police. This streamlined service has been set up following recommendations from the London Filming Partnership Executive Task Force.

March 22, 2006