Written by on Jul 9, 2012. Posted in On Location

Lincolnshire signs Film Friendly Partnership Charter after Ron Howard’s Rush visit

Lincolnshire in eastern England has signed a Film Friendly Partnership Charter, committing it to offering support to visiting film productions. The move comes a few months after Lincolnshire’s Cadwell Park racing circuit was used for scenes in Ron Howard’s upcoming Formula One biopic Rush.

Creative England supports filming projects in the UK outside London and set up the Charter to clarify which specific English regional authorities have the resources to support filming productions. Lincolnshire’s commitment follows on from Nottinghamshire, which signed up in June 2012 a year after The Dark Knight Rises used Wollaton Hall as Wayne Manor.

Stephen Badham is with Creative England’s Central Region: “Creative England is developing Film Friendly Partnerships to provide a very strong statement of intent to production companies looking to film in the English regions, such as Working Title who recently used Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire to film Ron Howard’s latest feature Rush.”

Creative England is developing Film Friendly Partnerships to provide a very strong statement of intent to production companies looking to film in the English regions.

Stephen Badham, Creative England

Jenny Gammon is with Lincolnshire County Council: “Lincolnshire has had some notable successes as a film location and we recognise the impact it has on attracting visitors. We’re pleased to sign the charter which provides a clear statement that the county council is actively supporting filming in Lincolnshire.”

Rush was filmed at several racing circuits across the UK. Snetterton near Norwich is the second-longest track in the world and was used as a double for several different tracks that featured in the 1976 Formula One season, the setting for the film.

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