CHESTER is in the frame to become the film centre of the North West.
In a bid to attract television cameras and film crews to the city, Cheshire Film Office has relocated from Warrington to Chester Railway Station.
The office, which is the base for screen agency Northwest Vision and Media, will now promote Chester as an attractive location for lucrative screen productions.
Film liaison officer Emma Welland, who will manage the office, said: “Chester is just full of great locations, there is everything here for everyone. Obviously in the city there is a lot of old and historical sites but outside the city there is also industry and beautiful greenery.
“There are so many hidden gems in the region that I guarantee no-one will be disappointed if they make the decision to come and film here.”
Making Chester a film hub for the region will not only attract tourism and visitors but will also act as a huge boost for city’s economy.
Last year around £43m was invested in the North West by encouraging production companies to film in the region.
Miss Welland added: “By the very nature of film making, people have to spend plenty of money on things like crew, on facilities and accomodation so the bigger the production the more money will be generated for the city.”
Full story in Friday’s Chester Chronicle