Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
11/10/2017

Production Filming Continues Across Liverpool

News Image
Liverpool Film Office is celebrating after a very busy 2016/2017 which saw a number of productions filmed in locations across the city.

Fox Searchlight and Chernin Entertainment will bring JRR Tolkien to film on location in and around Liverpool over the coming weeks. The film's script – by David Gleeson and Stephen Beresford – focuses on the author's early years as he finds friendship, love, and artistic flair which influenced his writing and the creation of his famous work, The Lord Of The Rings. Last month, the film office team recruited extras for the project which is set to star Nicholas Hoult and Lily Collins and continue to work with the production team behind the film.

Sky1 also recently confirmed a new commission, Bulletproof, which will film on location in and around Liverpool this autumn and next spring. It stars Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters as police duo, Bishop and Pike. Packed full of humour, action and emotion, the series centres on the relationships between fathers and sons and is about friendship, conspiracies and ghosts from the past.

Liverpool Film Office experienced a busy 2016/2017 with some hard-hitting, high quality TV drama filmed in the city. These projects are due to air in the coming weeks and months and include The City and The City from Mammoth Screen for the BBC, with local actor David Morrissey taking the lead role.

Elsewhere, a transmission date for series four of Peaky Blinders is expected to be confirmed soon and follows the trailer for the newest series which was released last week.

Timewasters, a comedy debut on ITV2, transmits this week, while the general release of 'Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool' hits cinemas on 17 November. It stars Annette Benning, Jamie Bell, Stephen Graham and Julie Walters, and has already received critical acclaim amongst the film industry festival circuit.

Talent in Liverpool doesn't end with the city's locations and Film Office services, however. Local production company LA Productions have been nominated in the TV Movie/Mini Series category at the International Emmy Awards for REG. Made for BBC1, the story follows Reg Keys on a journey of grief and defiance after his son Tom Keys is one of six RMP's murdered in Al Majar, Iraq.

"We are one of the most filmed cities outside of London and production companies are a regular sight on our streets," said Councillor Wendy Simons. "We have a huge amount to offer production companies – amazing and diverse locations and a dedicated Film Office that delivers what directors and producers want. There is huge potential for the future which is why we have ambitious plans for a film studio on Edge Lane which would deliver jobs and other economic benefits."

Image: Peaky Blinders, Season 4. Credit: BBC.

www.liverpoolfilmoffice.tv

(JP/LM)
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

03/09/2021
Intinor To Show Direkt Series Of Remote Production Solutions At NAB
Intinor Technology is to showcase its flagship Direkt series of remote production solutions at NAB 2021. The company will also demonstrate the recentl
13/10/2021
ARRI Rental Unveils Two New Large-Format Lens Series
ARRI Rental has unveiled two new large-format lens series—ALFA anamorphic lenses and Moviecam spherical lenses. Both series were conceived and constru
12/10/2021
Xytech To Host Webinar Series
Xytech is to host a four-day webinar series from 26-29 October showcasing the upgrades to MediaPulse 10. Each day of the series will focus on a differ
30/01/2018
Action-Packed Year For Liverpool's Film Industry
Liverpool is taking a starring role on the silver and small screens across the world as filming in the city is at an all-time high. The Liverpool Film
29/07/2016
Liverpool Welcomes Record-Breaking Year For Productions
A record number of film and TV productions were made on location in Liverpool last year, it has been revealed. In a report, which will be sent before
13/04/2017
Production News : Three Dramas Commence Filming In Liverpool
Three major dramas have commenced filming on location in Liverpool, it has been unveiled. David Morrissey stars as Inspector Tyador Borlúin in a BBC T
01/10/2021
Studio Berlin Selects Suite Of Grass Valley Live Production Technology
A suite of Grass Valley live production technology has been selected by Studio Berlin, a German full-service provider for live television production s
09/08/2017
Filming The Bees Nees Music Series 'Seirm'
In January each year, Glasgow plays host to the Celtic music festival Celtic Connections. The festival is held over many venues and features musicians
02/08/2017
Production News : Filming Begins On New S4C And BBC Wales Crime Series
Filming has started on a new eight-part crime series, 'Hidden/Craith', in Snowdonia, North Wales. The show will premiere in the Welsh language on S4C
20/01/2004
Statistics reveal 2003 is busiest year in Liverpool Film Office’s history
New figures show that Liverpool's film and television industry broke all records in 2003. Statistics from the city council's Film Office reveal it org
12/05/2017
Vimond Announce New Sydney Office
Vimond Media Solutions has announced the opening of its office in Sydney, following an expansion of business across the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. Al
15/09/2021
LiveU Technology Helps Rocket Beans On Remote Production Of The Gamevasion Championships
LiveU's mobile broadcasting solutions have enabled an ambitious multi-cam live production that was managed by Rocket Beans Entertainment as part of th
10/09/2021
7 Production Relies On TSL Products
7 Production, a premier innovator of market leading 4K and HD production solutions, provides live technical support to the most prestigious broadcaste
16/08/2016
Production News : Liverpool Welcomes Filming Boom
Liverpool Film Office has revealed that two major dramas have commenced filming in the city. An adaptation of one of Agatha Christie's best-known work
23/08/2021
Nu Boyana Post Production Relies On DaVinci Resolve Studio
Blackmagic Design has announced that Nu Boyana Post Production has relied on a DaVinci Resolve Studio pipeline to complete picture post on Martin Camp