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4th July 2017
It's Merton's annual time to shine with all eyes on The All England Lawn Tennis Club for two weeks, as the Wimbledon Championships are broadcast all over the world. Once again Good Morning Britain sets up a temporary studio in Wimbledon Park, with live chat to fans camping out for tickets, Sean Fletcher presenting all the sports news and... Read more
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Hula hoops saves the day at a former bank on Warham Road in Croydon. The new ad is part of a £4.5 million campaign – the biggest ever for the snack brand. It's called West Heath Bank in the ad, where a hapless robber races in with a banana tucked inside a sock, demanding all the money. The bank... Read more
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13th October 2016
Tom Cruise took it outside for the new Jack Reacher film, coming to cinemas on October 21st. He was snapped arriving by helicoper at Old Rutlishians Cricket Club in Merton Park, in June, ahead of the filming. Although most of the London shoot took place inside Wimbledon studios, when Cruise needed to film on location, he called on Merton... Read more
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6th October 2016
Lord Sugar can terrify whom he likes; for us, The Apprentice is one great big caper across some of our favourite London haunts, filmed between April and June this year. FilmFixer’s support is recognised on the credits this year, on behalf of our client boroughs Camden, Islington, Lambeth, Southwark, Haringey, Kingston, Merton and Lewisham. Most impressive is of course,... Read more
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23rd June 2016
It’s almost time for Merton’s annual star turn – as the home of the Wimbledon Championships – all of which began as a croquet fad. Lawn tennis came later to the club, which still calls itself the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, and clearly took the members by storm. FilmFixer manages the film office for Merton Council.... Read more
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23rd April 2016
New Sunday night BBC drama Undercover has millions of us gripped – and possibly a bit confused. But we don’t mind, as we get behind Sophie Okonedo’s thrilling character – a top-flight lawyer, unaware her husband of 20 years is an undercover policeman spying on her. Shot between July last year and January, locations across London, in Merton, Southwark,... Read more
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Take a look here at this new online ad by Vauxhall Corsa, filmed in March on Wimbledon High Street. Now that's an April Fool's stunt! Stunt dog Gerty sits in the driver's seat while the car parks itself. The ad's promoting a new park assist feature, using a stunt driver in a duel controlled car. As Merton Council's Film... Read more
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Lee Mack and the team from Not Going Out filmed this year’s festive special on location rather than in front of a studio audience. The Christmas Shopping episode airs on Christmas Eve, BBC One at 10.45pm. Lee and Lucy do some last-minute Christmas shopping in Wimbledon in Merton – before inevitably things go terribly wrong... Key scenes were filmed... Read more
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DATE: Wednesday 20th January 2016 TIME: 7.00-9.30pm WHERE: Goldsmiths Hall The Production Guild is running a locations department speed networking event to encourage new working relationships and opportunities. We're introducing location managers to less experienced locations personnel. The carousel networking format will ensure everyone has the chance to get to know each other in a stunning setting. Goldsmiths Hall... Read more
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23rd November 2015
The snow FX is settling, as the latest Christmas ad we helped hits the small screen today. Take a look here at Quality Street's new commercial, The First Sign of Christmas. The chocolate brand chose Clarence Way in Camden as its idyllic street, in which a father and daughter notice chocolate wrappers floating from the sky, and turning to... Read more
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29th June 2015
Merton’s all set for the annual deluge of media and tennis fans. There's Sally Nugent’s red sofa on BBC Breakfast, the pop up studio for Good Morning Britain’s Sean Fletcher and Laura Tobin, and Lorraine Kelly's throwing a massive Zumba class with Maxine Jones. On top of all this – reporters from around the world want to speak to... Read more
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17th June 2015
The former Baywatch and Knight Rider legend proves he is not afraid to make fun of himself in his new spoof reality series Hoff The Record, starting on Dave at 9pm tonight. In Kingston, the production filmed a stunt at the top of Blagdon Road Car Park. They also filmed at Spoon's Cafe; in Coombe Lane; West Coombe Lane;... Read more
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12th May 2015
Foots Cray Meadows Foots Cray Meadows is the largest open space in the borough of Bexley and consists of rolling landscapes, wild flower meadows, ancient woodland and quaint country bridges over the river Cray which runs through it. This country park has ample parking onsite and is less than a ten-minute drive from Bexley Town Centre. Read more here.... Read more
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18th December 2014
In this festive season edition of our newsletter, we introduce one of our favourite teams. A merry band who make all the difference in delivering harmony between Londoners and big-budget movie makers. We wish you all jolly holidays and look forward to working on even more fantastic projects together in 2015. Peace and goodwill, between locals and filmmakers Who’s... Read more
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23rd October 2014
It’s not all Wombles – Merton’s fantastic mix of hyper modern offices, shopping malls, cobble stone village streets, period homes, grand parks and tonnes of parking provide filmmakers choice enough without ever leaving the borough.So head west to marvellous Merton, check off a script full of locations, and bring your wagon train (or unit base) – there’s plenty of... Read more
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1st September 2014
We are delighted to announce that FilmFixer is now managing the film office for Merton Council – a large west London borough taking in Wimbledon and Wimbledon Village, Mitcham, Morden, and Merton Park, as well as Merton itself. We welcome Merton to the FilmFixer community. We are very much looking forward to arranging access to this wonderfully diverse locations portfolio,... Read more
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Welcome to our update, including a new regular feature in which we meet inspirational people from the industry. This quarter, we highlight the work of Jonah Coombes. Jonah's consistent approach to positive community engagement has long attracted our admiration. He discusses his efforts on shoots including Breaking and Entering, Rush, Paddington and upcoming Lady and the Van. Meet Jonah... Read more
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The British Film Commission has been working with the government and industry to address issues around planning for the temporary use of buildings and exterior space for filming. The British Film Commission said that it is very grateful to government, having recognised the economic and cultural benefits of film and television production, both on a national and local level,... Read more
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18th April 2014
News has been circulating about a far-reaching OpenSSL vulnerability called Heartbleed which makes it possible for third-parties to access data – even though the data was believed to be secure and encrypted as it passed between a web browser and a server. The security of all FilmApp’s client data is critically important to us. We would like to reassure... Read more

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