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Filming in Liverpool brings £8m boost for economy

The filming of television shows and movies in Liverpool has contributed over £8 million to the city’s economy in the last financial year.

Major productions filmed here in the past 12 months include ‘Little Boy Blue’, ‘Peaky Blinders’ and the soon to be released ‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’.

Figures to be discussed at a meeting of Liverpool City Council’s Culture, Tourism and Events Select Committee next week (8 August) show that in 2016/17 the Liverpool Film Office supported 317 productions to film on location in Liverpool, producing 876 film days and generating £8.4m of inward investment into the local economy.

Of the £8.4m, more than £100,000 was direct income to Liverpool City Council for paid services and location fees.

Other filming highlights included the BBC’s ‘Witness for the Prosecution’ and ITV’s four-part thriller ‘Safe House 2’ starring Stephen Moyer.

Since April 2017 alone, five major TV dramas have been filmed here in Liverpool including ‘The City in the City’, ‘Timewasters’ and ‘Diana’.

Many documentaries and commercials have also been shot here, including pieces for Visit Britain, Trans Pennine, Quantas Airlines, British Embassy in Germany, Liverpool FC and Ford.

About Author: Lawrence Saunders

Lawrence is a journalist at Move Publishing. He can be contacted via email at lawrence@movepublishing.co.uk or by phone on 0151 709 3871.