Film and TV Production in Manchester

Manchester offers an incredible selection of locations, cityscape backdrops and countryside scenery for film & television productions. The city region has appeared in some of the world’s biggest blockbuster movies and beloved TV shows, including The Crown, Darkest Hour, Das Boot, It’s A Sin, Brassic, Peaky Blinders, and Marvel’s Captain America.

The city’s grand architecture provides popular doubles for London, New York and European cities. Nearby Cheshire, Lancashire and Derbyshire deliver a wealth of stately homes and rolling countryside and the undeniably epic landscape of the Lake District provides incredible cinematic backdrops.

Home to Europe’s largest purpose-built digital hub, MediaCityUK, and with a heritage of broadcast and media production, marketing and advertising as well as specialist skills in service design, animation, gaming, augmented and virtual realities. World-class facilities are on offer, including Space Studios, The Sharp Project, Manchester Studios and Dock10, all complemented by a highly experienced crew base and extensive business support infrastructure from kit hire to post production.

Manchester is a place where creativity and technology are jointly driving the next wave of innovation in the creative and media industries. The region's thriving creative, digital and technology community of more than 10,000 businesses includes the BBC, Brown Bag Films, Mediacom and Dentsu Aegis. Manchester has been leading the way in animation for more than 40 years. Some of the world’s most highly acclaimed talent have grown within Manchester working for companies such as Mackinnon & Saunders, TT Games and Cloud Imperium. Their work is truly international and they produce content for the likes of Disney, Nickleodeon, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Lego, the BBC and Sony.



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