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Filmmakers urged to come to Selby
Filmmakers have been urged to come to Selby, after the council signed up to a “creative charter”.
Twenty local authorities around Yorkshire have signed Creative England’s Film Friendly Charter, which sets out how the councils can encourage filmmakers to use locations in the region.
Productions can bring up to £30,000 per day while on location, including hotel and accommodation use, security and catering. Full details of the Selby area have already been submitted to Creative England’s locations database.
Council leader Mark Crane said: “The signing of the charter gives a clear signal to film and TV production companies that Selby values the contribution their industries make to the local economy.
“One of the things we are trying to say is that Selby is open for business. There is some wonderful countryside in Selby and if someone was interested in shooting a film or television in our area we would be delighted to welcome them and do everything possible to make it a success.”
In recent years, Yorkshire has provided locations for productions on the big and small screens, from The Woman In Black, which used the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the Harry Potter series, and television drama The Syndicate, which was partly filmed in Harrogate.
The locations database is still looking for local residents or businesses to register their property details, from stately homes and manors to large family homes, farmhouses, mills, factories and offices.
Chris Hordley, of Creative England, said: “The signing of the charter sends out a confident message to the film industry underlining Yorkshire’s business ready status.
“The Film Friendly Partnership is already up and running, which means the systems are in place to make the filming process smooth, easy and efficient for film and TV productions.
“Industry keeps coming back for more in Yorkshire and we are working hard to keep it that way.”
Selby’s Top Ten films
• Oh, Brotherton, Where Art Thou?
• Total Riccall
• Bubwithnail And I
• Duffield Of Dreams
• Kill Bilbrough
• Apocalypse Gowthorpe
• Burton Salmon Fishing In The Yemen
• Drax To The Future
• Burn After Reading
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