Arbour Park hosted the launch of the brand-new Berkshire Film Office aiming to promote work across six different council areas, including Slough, across the county.

The website will provide a portal for film-makers looking to film in Berkshire. It offers a diverse selection of locations, including stunning historical settings to serene natural landscapers. The new portal has already drawn enquiries for filming from Netflix, HBO and the BBC.

Led by Slough based not-for-profit Resource Productions, the six unitary authorities that will be covered by the new hub are:

• Slough Borough Council

• Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

• Bracknell Forest Council

• Reading Borough Council

• Wokingham Borough Council

• West Berkshire Council

Speaking at the event was Oscar and BAFTA award-winning producer Gareth Ellis-Unwin. Gareth said: “It is encouraging to see the work that is being done to unite the activity across the six different councils to create the Berkshire Film Office.

“As a film producer whenever you are looking at where to locate a film production, it can be incredibly onerous to have to go around every agency and public body.

“Having the Berkshire Film Office as a conduit by which we can work from I think ameks the whole process more efficient and increases the chance for filmmakers to return to the local area.

Lilly Hudson, Berkshire Film Officer apprentice, added: “Berkshire Film Office is a great opportunity for film-makers to access a diverse range of locations at a central hub. We have everything from period drama settings to wide outdoor spaces, just outside of London and right round the corner from Heathrow.

“We are excited to be working with the six boroughs that make up Berkshire in offering film-makers the perfect location for their films.”