jj Media Group’s peer to peer locations platform, jj Connect has launched, enabling agencies, brands, photographers and producers to discover a unique selection of previously unused locations around the UK for feature films, TV commercials, music videos, photo shoots and events.
From loft apartments to Stonehenge, jj Connect allows homeowners around the UK to list their location for hire. jj Connect has a versatile locations library, which includes representation for everything from high-end penthouses, industrial landscapes and street scenes, to castles and palaces, gyms and coffee shops.
jj Connect has previously supplied locations for the TV and film industry to a wide range of household name films and videos including Bridget Jones’s Baby, Rita Ora’s Sigma music video, BBC’s Mary Berry Cooks and London Spy. Other clients include fashion publications Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, ELLE, Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire.
Once signed up photographers, brand managers and agencies can search jj Connect’s online catalogue to find exactly what they are looking for. Interested clients contact and negotiate with the homeowner directly and agree the dates and rates for the shoot.
The jj Connect website provides guidance and support for clients including a live chat function with online support and contract templates.
Josh Jones CEO of jj Media Group commented: ‘We have been in the locations business for 30 years, what we discovered is that the needs of our clients are shifting, we have built jj Connect to allow clients to find unique and undiscovered locations which match the brief supplied, and fits within the budget for the shoot.
Choosing the right location can be just as important as equipment selection and lighting. Poorly planned shoots and environments that are not able to provide the best results can quickly become an issue. jj Connect takes the hassle out finding the perfect location, saves costs, time and unexpected issues or complications that may crop up.’’