Filming in Sutton
The British Film Institute has collected advice and guidance to support filming during COVID-19.
020 8770 5000 | Opportunitysutton@sutton.gov.uk
Currently Opportunity Sutton is organising any film productions in the borough on Council property.
Please consult directly with the owners for any film productions on locations not owned by the Council.
Please find a draft template of our terms and conditions here. This must be agreed to before any applications are approved.
For all productions, Opportunity Sutton will require a risk assessment to be completed, and a copy of your public liability insurance certificate covering at least £5,000,000.
Please send these documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fees and lead times
All fees are non-negotiable.
Notices of No Objection upon request and upon review of production details:
£60 flat fee.
Lead time: 5 working days.
All costs incurred up to time of cancellation
Late application charges:
No charge. Late applications may not be accepted.
From here onward “Crew” refers to all personnel involved with the production including but not limited to crew, cast, extras, Traffic Management officers, security etc.
Small crew (1-9 crew members)
Medium crew (10-19 crew members)
Large crew (20+ crew members)
Filming - On-street Filming
|One off Admin - Street Filming||Cost|
|Small & Medium crew|
admin (<21 people)
|Large crew admin (21+ people)||£127.50|
Please note additional fees may be charged by Housing Associations.
Filming in Parks
Filming in parks around the borough is subject to on-street filming prices, however the lead time is 20 working days due to more required permissions.
Filming - At Location Filming
|Location Fees||Cost||Lead time|
|One off admin fee - Location||£127.50 per location||N/A|
|Small crew - Photography||£56.10 per hour||10 working days.|
|Small crew film - Up to one hour||£158.10||10 working days.|
|Small crew film - Up to four hours||£357.00||10 working days.|
|Small crew film - Full day||£500-700||10 working days.|
|Medium crew film - Up to four hours||£408.00||10 working days.|
|Medium crew film - Full day||£800-1000||10 working days.|
|Large crew - Photography||£100-150 per hour||10 working days.|
|Large crew film - Up to four hours||£1000-1500||10 working days.|
|Large crew film - Full day||£1250-2000||10 working days.|
|Unit Base - Upon application approval||£700-1500 per day||20 working days.|
|Drone Filming||POA||20 working days.|
|Site Visit||£127.50||10 working days.|
The fee brackets relate to the impact the filming will have on the location.
If you wish to book a location in the borough which is not Council property, please directly contact the owner.
Once we have given initial approval your filming, please apply directly for any licences you require. Please note, these may have a longer lead time than those given above and we cannot guarantee approval.
For all Highways related services please visit the Council’s website links listed below and apply directly.
Temporary Traffic Restrictions
To apply for road closure by Order or Notice please follow the guidance found here.
For information regarding parking bay suspensions and parking dispensations, please visit the Council’s website here. If you have any further queries please email both email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.