There’s been a lot of activity from Screen West Midlands and Film Birmingham to push the area as a good place for film and TV companies to do their work, emphasizing advantages such as centrality and low cost along with the variety of urban environments and countryside and resulting in a 40% increase in filming activity in the region.
The Locations database, launched on Thursday, is part of this initiative, with locations categorised by type and searchable on keywords. I had a quick play and looks pretty useful, though there could be a lot more added. Only one cemetery, for example.
There’s also a Crew and Facility search for companies based in the area offering production or supplementary services (effects, catering, animal hire).
As well as being available to film companies around the world the database is open to new submissions from property owners and businesses who are interested in working with said companies.