Historic venues make great film and TV locations, and filming can provide venues with valuable income and publicity.
Spencer & Fry understands the restrictions of the historic properties, as well as the needs of a production crew. Working in partnership with venue staff and location managers, we negotiate ways of making sure the shoot is a rewarding experience for all and doesn’t damage historically important interiors and objects.
Film productions include: Transformers: The Last Knight, Victoria and Abdul, Crooked House Wonder Womanand Phantom Thread.
TV productions include: The Crown(Netflix), Royal Recipes (BBC), Taboo(BBC), Action Team(ITV), and Trust(FX).
A robust emergency plan helps historic venues respond quickly and effectively to potentially devastating incidents, such as fire or flood, to save important historic objects and limit the long-term damage. Our work includes working with partners, such as the fire service, to provide robust planning advice.
This service includes:
• Advice on writing emergency and salvage plans
• Specifying appropriate salvage equipment
• First-aid treatment of damaged objects
• Staff training exercises, seminars and courses
Clients who have used this service include: British Museum, Wallington Hall (National Trust), South East Museum Development Programme, Historic England, Fulham Palace, and the Scout Association.