As London prepares to welcome the 2012 Summer Olympics, the city’s film and media agency wants filmmakers to know movie business is welcome. Film London is creating a single online gateway for the first time and streamlining the application process for productions aiming to shoot in the capital. Film London’s Microsite (www.filmlondon.org.uk/filmingin2012) will provide advice for overcoming logistical challenges during the Games which start in late July. The Olympic improvements are intended to send a message to the global industry that “London is open to filmmakers throughout the whole of 2012,” Adrian Wootton, Chief Executive of Film London and the British Film Commission, said in a press release. London Mayor Boris Johnson added: “Film production generates over £860 million for London each year and we want to attract major stars of the movie making firmament throughout next year, by making it as easy as possible to film here.”
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