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Liverpool film and TV production set for 'record year'

Young Dracula
Image caption Children's drama Young Dracula was one of the productions filmed in Liverpool

Liverpool is set for a "record breaking year" for film and TV production in the city, a report has said.

There has been a 22% increase in filming on location in Liverpool between April and September 2011.

There were 253 productions in 2010/11, generating £16m for the local economy, a report to the council's Culture and Tourism Select Committee said.

Captain America: The First Avenger and the John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy were among the movies shot in the city.

'Film friendly location'

Filming of a new BBC police drama Savage, set in Liverpool, planned for late 2011, along with the children's drama Young Dracula and Nickelodeon's House of Anubis has raised production levels in the city.

The report said that "With more production planned in 2012 early indications show that 2011/12 could be a record breaking year for TV production in Liverpool."

Liverpool was also the base for the world media launch of Jaguar Land Rover's new Evoque car.

Wendy Simon, cabinet member for culture and tourism for Labour-controlled Liverpool City Council said: "Each week there is filming taking place across the city - whether it's for a children's TV programme, an advert, a documentary or a Hollywood blockbuster.

"Liverpool offers a fantastic range of locations, and the excellent reputation and can-do attitude of our Film Office attracts more and more filming requests every day.

"The city's stature within the industry goes from strength to strength, and Liverpool is undoubtedly one of the UK's most film friendly locations."

Liverpool Film Office was set up by the council in 1989 to promote the city to filmmakers and facilitate productions.

The council estimates £100m of investment has been brought in to the city over the last 10 years.

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