Grade I service for London’s hidden treasure
We were first introduced to the Hallkeeper at Goldsmith’s, a spectacular, 19th century, listed livery hall in the heart of the city, in 2011. The building’s grand split staircase, opulent halls and lavish bathrooms made it a perfect ‘front of camera’ filming location, particularly for period features and drama. Goldsmiths’ representatives were keen to accommodate filming as a potentially lucrative revenue stream, but the sensitivity of the site and its busy events calendar meant that it needed to be handled with care.
Over the course of our eight-year relationship with Goldsmith’s, Location Collective have developed a bespoke hire process designed to ensure maximum revenue generation from filming whilst providing the site with the treatment it deserves. Throughout the relationship, the site has been allocated a single Account Manager from within our team who has been tasked with knowing the site inside out. Our responsibilities include diary management of filming hires to fit around a busy event calendar, creating filming rate cards, ensuring fair rates are charged to productions for each hire, vetting production intentions rigorously and co-ordinating site liaisons for filming days.
Whilst the site has been under our care, we have generated over £450k in filming revenue at Goldsmith’s from productions including Vanity Fair, Transformers, Phantom Thread, The Crown, Downton Abbey and Killing Eve.
I would highly recommend the services of Location Collective. We have enjoyed a hugely positive working relationship with our Account Managers over the years who we have always found to be professional, friendly and passionate about securing filming hires for the Hall. The quality and calibre of productions Location Collective has sourced for us has always been high, and their account management of each production careful and meticulous.
Richard McCrow, Hallkeeper, Goldsmith’s Hall