First ever film charter launched in East Lothian

First ever film charter launched in East Lothian

East Lothian, Scotland, has launched its first ever film charter with the support of Film Edinburgh. The charter is expected to aid filmmakers and help outline the responsibilities of Film Edinburgh, East Lothian’s regional film commission.

Rosie Ellison, film manager for Film Edinburgh said: “The film charter gives clarity to the crucial structures within East Lothian that will ensure all filming enquiries are dealt with as efficiently as possible.

“The East Lothian film charter brings the region in line with the updated charter that Film Edinburgh introduced for the city last year. Industry feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and we expect future productions in East Lothian will likewise benefit.”


Film Edinburgh dealt with a total of 93 film and TV enquiries for East Lothian last year which generated a total of £660,000 for the region, a 40% rise on 2013. Productions that shot in the area include popular television show Outlander and films such as The Railway Man and Under the Skin.

 The film charter and code of practice can be seen on Film Edinburgh’s site. 


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