Hackney Council celebrates launch of Screen Hackney with free training course for aspiring film-makers

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Hackney is set to attract more filming opportunities into the borough with the launch of the Council’s re-branded film office, Screen Hackney

The refreshed brand features a new logo, website and social media accounts, and will promote local training and employment opportunities in the film industry. A new location library will showcase the amazing range of potential film locations throughout the borough. 

To mark the announcement Screen Hackney is offering a free two-day training course, run in partnership with Set Ready Ltd, for up to 25 Hackney residents aged 18+. Those who successfully complete the course, will be offered a high quality paid position as a location marshal on a film or TV set.

In Hackney we pride ourselves on being film friendly, and with such a diverse range of parks, buildings and streets in which to film, the popularity of the borough as a filming destination continues to grow. 

The new and improved Screen Hackney will help cement our borough as one of the hottest filming locations in London, while providing career opportunities for local people. Filming continues to directly benefit the local economy and brings in much needed revenue for the council. We are now looking to build on our close working relationships with production companies to create high quality training and employment opportunities for our residents.

Will McLaverty, Cultural Lead for Film and Employment at Screen Hackney

Hackney is one of the most popular film destinations in the capital with the Council fielding an average of around 30 requests a week. Many of the biggest names in film and TV have shot on location in Hackney, with the borough being showcased in productions for Warner Brothers, Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures.

For more information about Screen Hackney please visit the website or sign up to the mailing list for updates.

To secure your place on the training course please submit your application here before Thursday 9 May.


About Screen Hackney

Screen Hackney is the leading authority on film and media production in Hackney, dedicated to promoting the borough as a premier filming destination while empowering local residents with training and employment opportunities. www.screenhackney.com 

About Set Ready

Set Ready is a pioneering training and employment programme committed to nurturing the next generation of film and TV talent. Through its emphasis on diversity and inclusion, Set Ready aims to address industry challenges and create pathways to success for aspiring professionals.