Berkshire has become a filming hotspot, attracting the likes of Netflix and Apple TV, while big-budget movies continue to choose the local scenery and production studios as a backdrop for their next blockbuster.

However, behind each film set is a cost, with many factors considered before any filming can take place in the area. 

Berkshire Film Office lays out filming prices as £150 to £399 for a small production with a maximum of five people, and £400+ for medium productions. Larger productions of over 30 people are given a price on application.

Further charges are added for parking, temporary traffic regulations and processing fees.

Local Authorities are able to adjust the guide prices given by the Berkshire Film Office which are just a suggested rate.

This year film crews have been spotted across Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead on dozens of occasions.

Information obtained by the Observer under the Freedom of Information Act reveals just how much money Slough Borough Council and the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead have made from filming since 2019.

Since 2019 Slough Borough Council has pocketed £25,218, meanwhile, the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead have made triple that bringing in £76,282.

From making just £450 in 2019, Slough Borough Council saw filming rise in 2020 with a £9,300 profit.

Filming continued to rise and fall in Slough following the pandemic with £2,092.5 made in 2021, £11,275.5 in 2022 and £2,100 in 2023 to date.

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead has been used notably more for filming with £16,380 made in the year leading up to the pandemic, which brought filming figures down to £9,955 in 2020.

One year on, 2022 was the Borough's biggest year of filming, with £22,630.5 made from filming across Windsor and Maidenhead.

This year the Royal Borough has made nine times as much profit from filming than Slough.

Council leader Simon Werner, from the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, previously welcomed the news of more filming in the towns saying he was "delighted" to see Netflix return to continue filming for Heartstopper.

"As a council, we’ve worked hard to develop and promote a film-friendly environment," he said.

"This helps support our local economy, promotes the area as a destination and, in turn, attracts visitors to our borough. 

"Since January we’ve supported 43 productions to film in our borough.” 

The Berkshire Film Office was set up in 2019 by Resource Productions basked in Slough.

Daisy Golledge, apprentice at Berkshire Film Office, said: "As a part of a living, breathing production company, we have the expertise to assist with a range of productions filming on location and in council-owned properties.

“We can draw on our own knowledge as locals to Berkshire as well as our extensive location database to cater for film and television whatever the size.

“We are funded by the six local governing authorities, who we have close relationships with, as we work to maintain a film-friendly county.”