What productions do you currently have on site at Elstree Studios?
Due to our confidentiality clauses, we are unable to give this information out. However, if a production has given us permission, we will be happy to share this with you.
Can I tour Elstree Studios?
Unfortunately not. We are a working studio and have to respect the privacy of productions based here.
How do I find out about job vacancies at the studios?
We do not have any vacancies at present. If you would like to send us your CV we shall keep it on file and be in touch if anything suitable becomes available. Please note, due to the high volume of CV’s received, an acknowledgement email will not be sent. Please send your CV to email@example.com.
I’d like to be a runner at Elstree Studios?
It is advised you send your CV directly to production companies as Elstree Studios do not employ runners. We are, however, happy to pass your CV on to the productions we currently have on site – it will then be down to them to contact you if they have anything suitable. Please note, due to the high volume of CV’s received, an acknowledgement email will not be sent. Please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I want to work in film production – what should I do?
Film production covers a wide range of potential jobs – cameraman, rigger, production assistant, director, sound engineer, hair, make-up, costume designer, animatronics technician and so it goes on. However, if you haven’t made your mind up yet then general information can be found from the following websites.
British Film Institute
The BFI site has details of conferences, animation courses, adult educational events and children’s events. It also has a Teachers Centre and a Study Centre where you can find career information and guides to short courses.
BBC Academy puts training and development at the heart of the broadcast industry by equipping companies and freelancers with the skills they need for a lifetime of employability in the ever-changing media landscape.
BECTU is a national training organisation for Broadcast, Film, Video and Multi-media. The site gives information about training courses and funding schemes.
The UK Film Council
The Film Council site has information on how to apply to the Film Council for funding in a variety of areas including training and short film production.
National Film and Television School
NFTS is a leading international centre for professional training in the film/TV and media industry.
Fosters and promotes British independent film-making around the world. Runs training courses and the UK’s independent film festival.
Skillset is a national training organisation for broadcast, film, video and multimedia. The site is full of information and careers advice for those wishing to get in to the industry and those already working.
Can I do work experience at Elstree Studios?
Due to the confidentiality and privacy assured to our productions on site, we are unable to offer work experience at this moment in time.
Is Eastenders filmed at Elstree Studios?
No. Eastenders, Holby City and Doctors are based at the BBC Elstree in Clarendon Road, Borehamwood. For more details visit: www.bbc.co.uk/eastenders or call 020 8953 6100.
Can I have a party at Elstree Studios?
Yes. Whether it’s a small intimate party for 50, or a roving reception for 500, we have a number of areas available for hire. Please use the enquiry form under our Hospitality page to make an enquiry or call Couture on 020 8324 2745.
I want to be a film extra – what should I do?
Casting Agents provide casting directors with extras, so you need to get on to an agents book. You can contact agents through advertisements in specialist and trade press – The Stage is a good place to start: www.thestage.co.uk
We also have two casting agencies based on site:
APM Associates: 020 8953 7377
Ray Knight Casting: 020 8327 4244
Where can I get tickets for shows with a studio audience?
There are a number of audience tickets companies out there. However, Applause Store are based on site at Elstree Studios.
Applause Store: 020 8324 2700
BBC Audiences: 0370 901 1227
Lost in TV: 020 8530 8100
SRO Audiences: 020 8684 3333
Is there parking on site for audience members?
There is no parking on site for audience members. However, there are a number of pay and display car parks within a 5-10 minute walk from the Studios. Details can be found here:-
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How do I contact actors/actresses filming at Elstree Studios?
Please send all fan mail clearly addressed with the artists name and the production he/she is working on. Elstree Studios does not accept liability for anything sent into the artists and cannot guarantee a response. All fan mail is handled by the relevant production company.
Does the Studio accept screenplays/scripts?
No. Elstree Studios is a production facility and we do not finance films. However, if you are a budding screenwriter then the websites listed below should help you on your way.
Latest news on script and pitch sales in Hollywood.
The British Copyright Council
Valuable information on copyright for authors.
The Knowledge Online
A valuable source of information on most aspects of the film and television industry including listings of production companies.