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Hullywood vibes as Hull aims to capitalise on filming boost


Hull is playing host to its largest production to date as a new Apple TV+ drama starring Stephen Graham and Saoirse Ronan takes over the city.

Blitz is a wartime drama based on an idea from director and writer, Steve McQueen

It’s currently filming at locations including Hepworth Arcade and Walton Street fairground and has recruited more than 750 extras.

Hull City Council is now seeking to capitalise on publicity of this and previous productions such as Enola Holmes 2, The Crown, The Extraordinary Life of David Copperfield and A Royal Night Out, by developing a TV and Film Prospectus and marketing plan.

The prospectus will outline how the council has moved from just being a location finder to a full-service provider – from professional management services and client liaison to onsite operational delivery.

“The council’s events and destinations teams have been working closely with film and TV location managers for a number of years now, building strong relationships and the reputation of the city as a prime location,” explained Leader of the council, Councillor Mike Ross.

“It is clear we can and do provide more than just somewhere that looks great – we have an incredibly professional set-up and our reputation is building across the film industry.

“But now we want to take it up to the next level, and that’s why we’re now launching our prospectus. I am sure our city can reap the reward as Hull takes on more of these exciting productions.”

He added that with crews using hotels and local facilities it can bring more than £250k direct spend to the city.

It will be officially launching the TV and Film Prospectus shortly.

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