Attracting filmmakers, improving neighbourhood engagement, increasing revenues – and automatically collecting data to prove it

Made by filmmakers for filmmakers, FilmApp allows all local authorities to take their film application process online simply and inexpensively. Provide a one-stop service to filmmakers, across all relevant departments, be it housing, transport, public works, schools, or cashiers. Accepting film applications online, consulting and notifying stakeholders, generating invoices, taking payment, issuing permits and generating reports is managed all in one place.

FilmApp is the global industry standard in online film permitting.

Location managers access the system and make payments. The administrator can see updates and payments immediately, allowing faster licencing. This better, quicker service attracts more, big budget filmmakers, significantly increasing revenues.

FilmApp automatically collects the data, generating reports to prove increased efficiencies and revenue generation. This is essential to local authorities increasingly under pressure to demonstrate value from the film making in their streets, and the value of incentive schemes. The streamlined workflow manages lists of key stakeholder contacts. At the press of a button, all relevant neighbourhoods are notified and resident groups engaged in consultation, ahead of filming. Well-informed, supportive residents ensure the sustainability of location filming revenues.

FilmApp has processed applications from over 20,000 productions. Customers have issued permits for films such as : Paddington, 24 Live Another Day; Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit; James Bond “Spectre”, Secret Service; Survivor; The Man from U.N.C.L.E, Sherlock, Frankenstein and many, many more.


  • Go online at low cost
  • Attract more big-budget filming
  • Improve resident relations
  • Increase revenues and reduce costs
  • No IT support needed
  • Automatic upgrades


  • Tailored to your authority’s specific needs
  • Increased revenues proven and reported automatically
  • Access and payment from anywhere via mobile
  • View realtime data and activity across all filming

"In FilmApp I can check on resident consultation, police notification, health and safety requirements and all the other issues involved, at a glance. Holding records centrally, like this, across all the locations on a global shoot, would be fantastic."

Location Manager