Inbetweeners Movie helps swell council coffers by £200k
5:10am Thursday 13th December 2012 in News
Films such as The Inbetweeners Movie have helped Wandsworth Council rake in more than £200,000 in filming fees.
Wandsworth is the third most popular spot in London for film directors and programme makers, according to new research.
Film London says the borough now accounts for nearly ten per cent of all filming work done across the capital.
Among the better known movies shot in Wandsworth last year are Fast Girls, Pusher and The Inbetweeners Movie.
While TV dramas filmed here included Little Crackers, Sherlock 2, Silent Witness, Above Suspicion, Episodes, The Royal Bodyguard and Not Going Out.
Councillor Jonathan Cook, the council's community spokesman, said: "The growing popularity of the borough among film production companies is a definite bonus because all the money we raise this way can be ploughed back into frontline services and can help ease the burden on taxpayers."
The council's coffer's have been swelled after the annual number of filming days increased from 955 in 2009 to 1,267 last year.
This means the borough is now listed just behind Westminster and the City of London, which are because they contain so many historic landmark settings that signify London to the wider world.
For every pound received by the council, it is estimated that another two pounds is generated for the wider economy with local shops and restaurants the main beneficiaries.
This means that filming was worth around £400,000 for businesses last year.