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Advisory and consultation services for Police acting roles
Cops on Film and TV provide a wide variety of advisory and consultation services for those involved with film and television productions depicting policing and criminal procedure. With our wide-ranging wealth of experiences we ensure authenticity, detail and realism. The information we impart gives a real insight into policing and undoubtedly increases the understanding and skills of those involved in production, writing and performing. Cops on Film and TV covers all areas of pro-active and reactive uniform and detective policing. So, no matter what size of Police/law enforcement production you’re working on we can help so don’t hesitate to ring.
“I’ve recently had the pleasure of working with Malcolm as a technical advisor on the new ITV police drama Bancroft. Their practical knowledge and tactical experience proved invaluable and their ability to work with actors and realise what they need to build their characters was a great asset to the production. They understand the practicalities of filming and seamlessly integrate with the cast and crew to make things as easy as possible. Their positive attitude and ability to adapt and problem solve was crucial. They are a great addition to any production and I look forward to working with them again.”
Cops on Film & TV have worked on a number of shows for Tall Story including The Bay and Bancroft. Not only do they have a very ‘can do’ approach but they truly understand the balance between accuracy and dramatic storytelling. They are expert problem solvers, have great contacts and are fantastically good at creative thinking. They have been much valued advisers to both cast and crew members. Added to which they are brilliantly good fun to work with.”
“We worked closely with Malcolm and Paul on The Bay for ITV1, from development through to post-production. Their many years of experience were invaluable in ensuring the accuracy of the show, and they were able to offer brilliant creative solutions when we needed them. Not only do they have an extraordinary level of knowledge between them, but they also have a wealth of contacts, and answered all of our (many) questions patiently and in great detail.”
I worked with Cops in Film and TV on my ITV crime drama The Bay. Malcolm and Paul were an integral part of the show, from script development through to production. Their hands-on experience of police work was invaluable to me as a writer, and to the whole cast and crew. These guys really know what they’re talking about when it comes to the realities of police procedure – but they’re equally at home with the requirements of drama and storytelling. So often on The Bay they were able to think on their feet and come up with imaginative solutions to story questions. And they’re also an absolute pleasure to work with, with a wealth of stories from the front line of police work and a wicked, p**s-taking sense of humour. Above all they have a real passion for their mission to bring authenticity to crime drama. I can’t recommend them highly enough.
Daragh Carville writer of The Bay.