£3.5 million TV and film funding up for grabs

First published in Business news

SCREEN Yorkshire has announced plans to invest about £3.5 million in TV, film, digital and games projects over the course of 2013 through its Yorkshire Content Fund.

The organisation, which supports and champions the film, TV, games and interactive media industries in Yorkshire & Humber, made a series of high-profile investments in film and television in 2012, and said it was keen to enlarge its portfolio.

It is looking to invest between £100,000 and £500,000 in up to ten high-end TV or film projects in 2013.

Sally Joynson, chief executive of Screen Yorkshire, said: “We’ve had an incredible first year for the Yorkshire Content Fund with TV investments such as Peaky Blinders for BBC2, and The Great Train Robbery heading into production soon for BBC1, along with features such as Warp Films’ ‘71, Emu Films’ Catch Me Daddy and Ecosse Films’ Girl’s Night Out.

“We now have financing structures in place with co-investors that are working well for film and TV sectors. I would urge producers to contact us with their latest projects so we can continue to invest in creative and commercial UK productions.”

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