Screen Capital West

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West London is home to many of our nation’s most important screen companies. With Sky, Disney, Discovery, BBC, a host of film studios and a long tail of experienced businesses and talent, combined with its’ close proximity to Pinewood, Leavesden, Shepperton and Elstree, the sub-region leads an industry which generates over £3 billion annually to the British economy. West London employs almost 20% of all UK film and screen industry workers.

Over the last few years West London has seen:

4 new studio developments

2 existing studio expansions

4 virtual production facilities opened

1 West London Film & TV Skills Hub

3 new Creative Enterprise Zones in West London

775 Londoners find employment, apprenticeships or paid work placements in the sectors as a result of The West London TV & Film 

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Creative Enterprises

West London continues to cement its hold as the Screen Capital of London, with new film studios and virtual production facilities opening their doors.

Studios

In our neighbouring London West; SEGRO Park EnfieldOMA-X FilmSky ElstreePinewood Studios and Twickenham Studios have all seen new developments in the last 12 months. 

Virtual Productions

Skills in West London

Film & TV Skills Hub

The West London Film & TV Skills Hub is one of the Mayor of London Creative Academy programme, bringing together businesses, colleges, universities, local authorities and to help West Londoners into training and careers in film and TV.  To date, 775 Londoners have entered employment, apprenticeships or paid work placements in Academy sectors as a result of Hub activity.

Skills & Jobs Festival

Dive into interactive workshops led by industry experts, designed to empower you with actionable insights and hands-on experiences. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting your journey, there’s a workshop for everyone!

Launched in 2024 at BoxPark Wembley, the festival provides a full day of taster sessions, information, professional advice and creative guidance to everyone trying to navigate the world of film & TV.

Film & TV Competition

In May 2024, West Londoners gathered at Ealing Picturehouse for the world premiere of the West London Film Competition entries. It was the first round of the West London Film & TV Competition.

Hosted by the Hub and facilitated by The JGA Group, the competition matches teams of students with professional mentors to develop technical skills, teamwork and professionalism. The competing films are conceptualised, scripted, shot, edited and delivered by teams of aspiring filmmakers, accompanied by professionals.

Impact Research

Skills Review

New research audit has mapped the training and skills provision for West London’s film and screen industry.  West London institutions, including 7 universities, 7 colleges and 8 training and education providers (LAMDA, Global Academy, MAMA Youth Met Film), offered over 116 screen industry-related programmes in 2020-21, including Film and TV, Production, Animation, Games and VFX.  The audit report was carried out by West London Business, Creative Enterprise West, Middlesex University and The JGA Group/West London TV & Film Skills Hub, with support from the Mayor of London’s office.

Economic Impact of a Film Studio

A new report looking into the economic impact of a film studio in West London sets out to re-balance the discussion of the economic benefits of film and TV production to its impact on the long supply chain across the sub-region. The report, by Saffery LLP and Nordicity, which was commissioned by Hounslow Borough Council on behalf of Creative Enterprise Zone West and Screen Capital West, with support from the Mayor of London’s office.

Network & Events

Digital Creative Network

The Digital Creative Network (DCN) is a network run by Upstream and Creative Enterprise West and West London Business. Launched in April 2021, it aims to foster and strengthen relationships between large anchor organisations, startups and academia in West London. We want it to promote collaboration and accelerate innovation between the creative and technology sectors and support our digital creative ecosystem to better compete with emerging hubs. 

Reel Park Royal

Reel Park Royal is a community of like-minded businesses based in Park Royal, as one of the most important business clusters in the UK for the TV/Film sector. Park Royal is home to film studios, virtual production, lighting and camera providers, props companies, special effect houses, make up artists and more. 

Creative Enterprise Zone

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced the expansion of his Creative Enterprise Zones programme including new West London CEZs in Ealing / Park Royal, and Hammersmith & Fulham and Brent.

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Recently filmed in West London

Not to mention the many 20th century classics such as Passport to Pimlico (Ealing Studios, 1949).