If you wish to film in the West Midlands (including photography) a permit will need to be acquired.
Filming During the Commonwealth Games
For the duration of the Commonwealth Games, we are issuing a blanket permit that gives permission to film exterior GV’s from public footpaths.
This permit will entitle the user to film GV’s/B-roll on public footpaths, pavements, pedestrianised spaces, canal tow paths and in public places. It also includes the following locations within the Birmingham area (exteriors only):
- Brindley Place
- Jewellery Quarter
- Custard Factory
How To Apply
Applications can be made here: https://filmbirmingham.co.uk/filming-application-form/
You will need to apply for a separate permit for each local authority area you wish to film in. Please use the following location name (eg CWG Birmingham) and postcode in your application
CWG Birmingham: B1 1BB
CWG Coventry: CV1 1FS
CWG Wolverhampton: WV1 3AX
CWG Sandwell: B70 7QZ
CWG Cannock: WS11 1WS
As part of your application, you must provide evidence of Public Liability Insurance (minimum £5 million cover) and a generic risk assessment that includes Covid protocols. Please allow 72 hours (not including weekends) for your application to be reviewed. Blanket film permits cost £65.
- These permits are NOT valid for filming events within CWG-controlled zones
- They are intended for use by small crews filming General Views and B roll
The following locations are not covered by this permit and will require a separate application and a minimum of 48 hours notice:
- Chamberlain Square
- Bullring/Grand Central
- Library of Birmingham Interior and Balconies
- Centenary Square
- Victoria Square
- Birmingham City Council Parks
If you’re a broadcaster interested in utilising B-roll footage from across the West Midlands, please contact the West Midlands Growth Company on email@example.com
A range of footage is available for editorial use only, including aerial and street level footage of Birmingham, Coventry, Walsall, and Stratford-upon-Avon.
All enquiries will be actioned within 24 hours.