Brexit has brought about many changes to the way UK film crews and production companies operate. Filming in mainland Europe has become more complex since the UK left the European Union, especially regarding filming equipment and personnel movement. This blog will outline six issues that can arise when filming with a UK crew and equipment in mainland Europe post-Brexit and show how hollandFixer can help overcome these challenges.
Bringing in equipement and crew
UK crew members may need to apply for visas to work in the EU or other countries. This can be a time-consuming process and could impact production timelines and budgets. HollandFIxer can assist with visa applications and ensure all necessary documentation is in place to avoid any delays.
Filming equipment may require a carnet, which is an international customs document that lists all the equipment being taken out of the UK and brought back in. HollandFIxer can arrange for the necessary carnet documentation and ensure that equipment is not subject to duty or tax when crossing borders.
Filming insurance policies may need to be updated to reflect changes in travel and equipment regulations. HollandFIxer can help ensure that all insurance policies are up-to-date and that the production is adequately covered for any potential risks and liabilities.
The UK’s creative industries, including the film industry, make an enormous contribution to our economy and our global image. Leaving the European Union presents opportunities, but also significant challenges. We must ensure that we get the best possible deal for the sector to protect jobs, investment and growth..– UK Prime Minister Theresa May
Expect delays and new taxes and rules
Delays With the UK now being outside the EU, there may be delays and additional checks at borders when travelling with equipment. HollandFIxer can help plan for potential border delays and ensure that filming schedules are not impacted.
There may be new tariffs and taxes on equipment or services provided by EU companies. HollandFixer can help navigate these potential costs and ensure they are factored into the budget.
Copyright and Intellectual Property The UK’s departure from the EU could impact copyright and intellectual property laws. HollandFixer can provide guidance on these laws and help obtain any necessary permissions to ensure that all copyright and intellectual property laws are adhered to.
In conclusion, filming with a UK crew and equipment in Mainland Europe post-Brexit has become more complex due to changes in travel and equipment regulations. However, HollandFIxer can help overcome these challenges and ensure a smooth and successful shoot. With their expertise and knowledge, filmmakers can feel confident and secure knowing that their production is in good hands. Contact HollandFixer today to learn more about how they can assist with your production needs.