Screen Yorkshire expands film office
Screen Yorkshire has announced the launch of its new film office, with an expanded team and a broader remit to further strengthen the county as a film-friendly destination.
The expansion aims to open up Yorkshire and Humber to more UK and international producers, and promote the area as a production hub.
The new move will see Screen Yorkshire ramp up its existing activity and expand the support and resources it offers the screen industries, providing a one-stop-shop for all filming enquiries in the region.
In addition to its investment fund, the new film office team will provide improved support with two team members dedicated to production liaison.
Over the long term, the new film office’s remit will include exploring the possibility of developing a new large-scale studio complex in the area.
Sally Joynson, CEO of Screen Yorkshire said: “Our ambition to make Yorkshire a world-class venue for the screen industries has taken a step forward today with the opening of our film office. Our dedicated team and resource will provide a single point of contact for producers wanting to film in the region – and provide them with a bespoke service to give them the advice and support they need to deliver their project.
“Together with the news that Channel 4 is moving its national headquarters to the region, the opening of Screen Yorkshire’s Film Office today sends a clear message to screen industry creatives far and wide that Yorkshire is open for business and ready to welcome them.”
Recent high-profile projects to have filmed in the region include The ABC Murders, The Virtues, Gentleman Jack, Peterloo, Dark River and Phantom Thread.
Screen Yorkshire administers the Yorkshire Content Fund which, since its launch in 2012, has invested in 40 film and TV projects including Official Secrets, Ackley Bridge, Dark River, Yardie, Ghost Stories, Journeyman, Dad’s Army, Swallows and Amazons (pictured), Testament of Youth, ’71, National Treasure and Peaky Blinders.
Swallows and Amazons image: StudioCanal
Dark River ©Screen Yorkshire
Ghost Stories ©Screen Yorkshire
Also on The Knowledge
A new film based on Jojo Moyes’ novel The Last Letter From Your Lover has just begun a Spain/UK shoot.
Finding Alice, a contemporary drama about a woman coping with the sudden death of her husband, has been commissioned by ITV.
Following our recent round-up of Production Intelligence (PI) highlights of the year so far, here we bring you Part II.
Channel 4 has commissioned a factual series that challenges meat-eating families to test their resolve after sharing their lives with the very animals they would normally put on their plates.
A starry cast headed by Gemma Arterton and Alessandro Nivola is preparing to film Black Narcissus at Pinewood Studios and in Jomsom, Nepal.
The company behind period drama Mrs Wilson is working on Too Close, a new drama for ITV starring Emily Watson.