Why choose US?

Company Overview

The Movie Lot has been protecting the Assets and IP of productions for over 30 years and we have an elite reputation, second to none, which is why quality production companies choose to work with us.

With the high pressure and demands in the world of film and television, a professional shoot requires reliable teams and specialist planning to enable it to run smoothly. Our extensive experience in this field is unbeatable, and we pride ourselves in offering a top-class service to any size production. 

We provide professional, highly experienced SIA licensed operatives who act as the eyes and ears of the Location Manager, ensuring that potential problems are identified before they appear, and keeping the production on time and within budget. Our prestige in the industry means we attract only the most motivated operatives who are friendly and enthusiastic about their work, and they’re ready and willing to knuckle down and be part of any team. We provide all our staff with ongoing training, and because we’re so people-focused, we’re the company of choice for those working in this field as well as those looking to hire a team within it.

After founder Tony Denham completed his first feature film Sliding Doors, The Movie Lot has since been involved in thousands of productions, including most of the major feature films, TV series, one-off dramas, commercials, events and pop promos of the last three decades. To this day, we remain one of the only companies with a sole focus on providing security, close protection and traffic management services and therefore are purely customer focused rather than profit driven.

Our Mission

Our Vision

The Movie Lot strives to be the highest quality security provider to the UK entertainment industry. We will exceed the expectations of those we partner with by: 

Innovative Management

We consistently evolve our business systems and processes, embracing technology and adopting new industry platforms whilst retaining our old school values. For all our jobs, we implement a live log to record all occurrences during a production from signing in and out, deliveries and collection, and handover of keys supporting the locations department in any way we can.


We are a customer focused company and continually develop our business with our clients in mind. 

We pride ourselves on being approachable and work hard to make sure our teams are trained to the highest industry standards, following our company values.

Our Company Values are:

We ensure we have vigilant workers that are aware of working in a personality-driven business.

Very Experienced

Whilst The Movie Lot as a company has existed for the last 30 years, the directors Tony and Spike bring a multitude of up to 50 years of experience and connections with the film, television and security industries.

They are always on hand and regularly offer advice and guidance from that wealth of knowledge and expertise. This has also been utilised in the company handbook (now into its 3rd edition) as well as adapted into our unique and bespoke eLearning platform so that the wider company, including operatives, can benefit.