INTRODUCTION

Film Jersey was created to showcase the island as a shooting destination for overseas film, television, video and photographic production companies. The island’s unspoiled landscapes, lanes, castles, forts and beaches and its proximity to the UK and France offer unique opportunities to the creative visual industries.

Its main purpose is to offer support and guidance to companies wishing to shoot on the island; coordinating locations, permits, accommodation and as a liaison with government, parishes and emergency services.

Jersey is a British Crown Dependency, though for the purposes of filming it should be noted that Jersey is not part of the United Kingdom regardless of the fact that is part of the British Isles. While not a member of the European Union, a special relationship is in place for the purposes of trade.

Jersey has its own political and constitutional independence.

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GUIDE IN BRIEF

We’ve tried to keep the following information as brief as possible. It is designed to give you a very concise overview of what is available on the island. If there are specific questions or an area that hasn’t been covered in the following please feel free to contact one of us directly for assistance.

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PARISH INFO

The coloured areas indicate the parish divisions. St Helier, the main town and port, is situated on the southern coast.



St Helier Connétable: Simon Crowcroft constable@posh.gov.je T +44 1534 811811 F +44 1534 629353 St Brelade Connétable: Mike Jackson m.jackson@gov.je T +44 1534 741141 F +44 1534 747508
St Clement Connétable: Len Norman stclement@posc.gov.je T +44 1534 854724 F +44 1534 857377 Grouville Connétable: Dan Murphy d.murphy@gov.je T +44 1534 852225 F +44 1534 855991
St John Connétable: Greame Butcher stjohn@posj.gov.je T +44 1534 861999 F +44 1534 864553 St Lawrence Connétable: Deidre Mezbourian stlawrence@posl.gov.je T +44 1534 861672 F +44 1534 864726
St Martin Connétable: Silva Yates stmartin@posmn.gov.je T +44 1534 853951 F +44 1534 856473 St Mary Connétable: Juliette Gallichan t.hefford@posmy.gov.je T +44 1534 482700 F +44 1534 482337
St Ouen Connétable: Ken Vibert stouen@poso.gov.je T +44 1534 481619 F +44 1534 481497 St Peter Connétable: John Refault stpeter@posp.gov.je T +44 1534 481236 F +44 1534 483225
St Saviour Connétable: Peter Hanning stsaviour@poss.gov.je T +44 1534 735864 F +44 1534 732350 Trinity Connétable: John Le Sueur Gallichan trinity@pot.gov.je T +44 1534 865345 F +44 1534 864233
 

 

CUSTOMS AND IMMIGRATION

You do not need a work permit to work in Jersey if you are British, from a Member State of the European Union or European Economic Area.

Other nationalities may require visas as well as work permits. The processing time for work permit applications is currently 3-4 weeks. You will need to leave sufficient time for a work permit to be issued before arriving on the Island.

Further information for prospective employers applying for a work permit may be found on the States of Jersey website www.gov.je

 

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LOCAL TAX

This will entirely depend on where the production company is based. Jersey has double taxation agreements in place with a number of countries.

Production staff working in Jersey would therefore not be liable for tax or social security payments on the island on the condition that the production company is based in one of these countries.

There will of course always be exceptions and we suggest that the production accountant contacts the local tax office for more information.

Productions should also be aware that Jersey is not liable for British VAT at 20%.

Substantial savings could therefore be made on the hire of any equipment, vehicles etc. being hired in from the mainland by letting a local company bring everything onto the island on the production’s behalf.

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EMERGENCY SERVICES

States of Jersey Police



As a courtesy, the States of Jersey Police should be informed at least 6 weeks in advance of any filming on the island. In addition, they would need specific information if the production planned to use firearms, explosives or pyrotechnics of any sort. The use of firearms would require permits which can be obtained from the Firearms Registrar.

Jersey Fire and Rescue Service



 

 

 

As a courtesy, Jersey Fire & Rescue should be informed at least 6 weeks in advance of any filming on the island. In addition, they would need specific information if the production planned to use fire, smoke, pyrotechnics, firearms or any other special effect that could cause concern to the public.

Chargeable Special Services
  • Light portable pump and operator £132
  • Light appliance and crew £195
  • Standard appliance and crew £263
  • Aerial ladder platform and crew £327
  • Fire safety personnel £210
The above figures are per hour or part hour commencing from station departure.

States of Jersey Ambulance Service



Should the production bring its own Paramedics, they would need to be registered with the Health Professions Council in the UK and also registered in Jersey with the Public Health Department. Under the Health Care (Registration) (Jersey) Law 1995 they are not allowed to practice any advance skills until they are registered. Nurses would also have to be registered with the Public Health Department as would Doctors before they’d be allowed to practice.

There are also Laws which might prevent them bringing their own medical drugs into the Island and the use of strong analgesics would need the sign-off of the Chief Ambulance Officer.

Chargeable Services
  • Vehicle and Paramedic crew £730
The above figure is for an 8 hour period commencing from station departure.

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TRAVEL

Whilst a passport is not required for travel to Jersey from the UK, photo ID will be required to clear Customs and Immigration Control. Non-EU residents may require a valid work permit.

There is no longer a Reciprocal Health Agreement between Jersey and the UK; all visitors to the island are strongly advised to take out Personal Travel and Health Insurance.

By Air

Aurigny from Alderney, Bristol, Dinard, East Midlands, Guernsey, Gatwick, Stansted and Manchester. www.aurigny.com

Blue Island from Bristol, Geneva, Guernsey, Isle of Man, London City, Southampton and Zurich www.blueislands.com

Easyjet from Glasgow and Liverpool www.easyjet.com

Flybe from Gatwick, Southampton, Exeter, Bristol www.flybe.com

BMI Baby from East Midlands and Manchester. www.bmibaby.com

British Airways from Gatwick www.britishairways.com

By Sea

Condor Ferries from Guernsey, Poole, Portsmouth, St Malo and Weymouth www.condorferries.co.uk

Please be aware that there are restrictions on the importation of swords, firearms, ammunition, pyrotechnics and compressed gases on ferries to Jersey as well as weight and height restrictions on vehicles. If you intend to travel with any of the above items please make direct contact with the ferry company before the day of travel.

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INSIDE COVER

At present there is no dedicated studio space on the island. We are hoping for this to change in the not too distant future and will update accordingly. There are a number of spaces that could quite easily convert for the purpose of cover, large halls to small stage areas depending on requirements.

Fort Regent

Fort Regent is a non-residential venue built on the site of a Napoleonic fortress overlooking St Helier. Venue facilities include two multipurpose halls:
  • Queens Hall (circular) 1,591m2
  • Gloucester Hall (rectangular) 1,205m2
Download Fort Regent PDF Plan









Jersey Arts Centre

The Benjamin Meaker is a non-flying house, but some simple flying is possible. The steel grid encompasses the full depth of the stage and the full width of the acting area. The acoustics are designed for the spoken voice. This gives a clear, but dry, sound that carries easily across the auditorium.
  • Height to Grid 7.7m
  • Stage Rake: None
  • Stage Width: 14m wall to wall
  • Stage Depth: 9m
  • Height to Grid: 7.7m
  • Height to LX grid: 7m
  • Loading Access Doors: 3.3 by 1.3m
  • Dock: None

Jersey Opera House

The Jersey Opera House is a traditional Edwardian horseshoe style auditorium with a curved proscenium arch and seating 620 people on three levels; Stalls, Dress Circle and Upper Circle. Public access is via the Box Office entrance in Gloucester Street while stage door and Scene Dock door are situated in Seaton Place.
  • Stage Height: 1.3m
  • Stage Rake: None
  • Proscenium Width: 8.45m
  • Proscenium Height: 5.5m
  • Stage Depth: 8.3m to setting line 9.1m front to forestage
  • Stage extension (48 seats lost): 13.1m
  • Height to Grid: 14m
  • Scenery Flying Height: 12.5m
  • Height to Fly Floor: 5.75m
  • Flying width: 11m
  • Wing space - Stage Left 4.7m | Stage Right: 3.4m
  • Loading access doors: 4.5m by 2.2m
  • Dock: 5m by 3m to stage


 

 

 

 

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ACCOMMODATION

Hotel De France



The Hotel de France and Ayush Wellness Spa in Jersey, offering 284 bedrooms, a choice of bars and restaurants and extensive leisure facilities offering the ideal island location on the outskirts of St Helier for your short breaks and spa breaks in Jersey. The largest Jersey hotel, Hotel de France offers a flexible venue for meetings, conferences, incentives, exhibitions and banquets with 16 versatile rooms, the largest seating 800 delegates, events and conferences can be tailor made to meet your requirements.

Further information can be found at www.defrance.co.uk To access preferential rates and for bookings please contact the FILM JERSEY office.

 

The Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel



The Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, Jersey is located on Elizabeth Marina, 5 minutes walk from St Helier centre, with unrivalled sea views. The Hotel offers 195 bedrooms, conferencing for up to 400 delegates, Waterfront Bar, Terrace and Brasserie, onsite leisure facilities, treatment rooms, complimentary WiFi and car parking.

Further information can be found at www.radissonblu.co.uk

To access preferential rates and for bookings please contact the FILM JERSEY office.

 

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