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The Collective: filming location agency

The Collective: filming location agency

The Collective: filming location agency

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The Collective: filming location agency

12-48 Southampton Row, Holborn, London, WC1B 4AF, United Kingdom

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London’s most prolific and prestigious film location agency is going through an exciting period of accelerated growth during a golden era for Film and TV production in the city.

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The Collective is London’s leading TV and film location agency.


Since our inception in 2007 we have grown to become the most-referenced database of over 1,000 prestigious residential and commercial properties.


Our online collection has developed into the most important in London and is always at the forefront of the minds of our industry’s professionals for consideration.


We work with every major production taking place within the capital.


Over the past 12 months in the TV sector we have secured major locations for almost every drama or comedy show, our favourites being: Black Mirror, The Night Manager, The Crown, Lucky Man, Humans, Marcella, Fortitude, Fleabag, New Blood, Flowers, Silent Witness, SS-GB and Luther.


A small selection of feature film clients this year include Jason Bourne, Mission Impossible 5, Florence Foster Jenkins, Deep Water, BFG, London Has Fallen, Now You See Me 2, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Bridget Jones’ Baby, Legend, Ab Fab: The Movie, and  Jack Reacher 2: Never Go Back.


Our main USP is our membership. There are approximately 250 location scouts and managers working in this city and 70% of those have signed as exclusive members of The Collective. They constantly refer exciting, new locations exclusively to our service and we feel extremely privileged that they also then choose to call us first when they need to source locations on the films and TV shows they work on.


From our database of 1,100 active properties, we adopt a hands-on account management role for approximately 100 of these, which we represent on an exclusive basis. We are the exclusive location agency for Land Securities, the Ministry Of Justice, Inland Homes, The ExCeL Centre, Olympia, Kings College, The Supreme Court and many other nationally recognised property developers and institutions.


The Collective has also secured the exclusive contract for managing London Wimbledon Studios, one of the top 10 film and TV studios in the UK.


We have also built up the former Central St Martin’s campus from being a relatively popular film location to a globally-recognised filming and production hub, able to successfully house up to 15 film and TV productions simultaneously (which it has accomplished on more than one occasion in 2016).


Our ‘Exclusive Collection’ is growing rapidly and attracts many of our most valuable and highest-profile films and shows and invariably the most complex and interesting projects.


The Collective are based in a large open plan office in Holborn with stunning city views. It shares this space with its sister company, Canvas Events, an organisation which is also undergoing rapid growth. The Collective and Canvas are a tightknit team of around 20 hardworking and highly talented professionals who work together towards group quarterly targets as well as combine regularly to co-represent new spaces in London.



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