Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
12/05/2006

Screen Yorkshire launch new programme

Regional screen agency Screen Yorkshire has launched a new and exciting four-year programme, following the announcement of £10 million of funding from Yorkshire Forward.
The programme aims to make Yorkshire the leading centre for low budget feature film production in the UK while at the same time attracting higher levels of film and television drama to the region. This is the largest award to date from a regional development agency to a regional screen agency.
As a major part of its new programme, Screen Yorkshire plans to strengthen indigenous film production in the region and build on Yorkshire’s growing reputation as a centre for low budget, innovative filmmaking, established by investments in projects such as 'Yasmin', 'Mischief Night', and 'This Is England'.
During the Cannes Film Festival, Screen Yorkshire will be hosting a Sunday lunch on May 21 with EM Media to launch Screen Yorkshire’s new investment initiatives and to promote both agencies’ role in taking UK filmmaking in a new and exciting direction. Actor Patrick Stewart will attend the lunch.
Over the last year, Screen Yorkshire has been working closely with partners EM Media, UK Film Council and Film Four to support a new pioneering digital film studio Warp X, based in Yorkshire. Warp X will make seven films using cutting edge digital technology and low budget production methods, to make high value movies reaching cinema audiences across the world.
Mark Herbert, Producer, Warp Films, said: “Warp X is going to re-tox British cinema. We are creating the opportunity for outstanding talent to make fresh and exhilarating films in innovative ways. Regionally made films for global audiences.”
Screen Yorkshire will build on its success in attracting production by investing in feature film and returning television drama series and developing the infrastructure and skilled workforce needed to market the region nationally and internationally as a production base. Plans include launching an online location and crewing database to market the regional workforce around the world; continuing to offer industry accredited training opportunities; and expanding the filming services on offer.
(CD/GB)
Promotion Hire

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

29/01/2015
Production News : C4 Invests In New Generation Of Disabled Production Talent
Channel 4 is investing £500,000 in two major new talent initiatives to support the broadcaster's commitment to ensure that 10% of the production team
19/12/2014
PlayBox Technology To Introduce New Interface At BVE 2015
PlayBox Technology has announced it will introduce the latest advances in TV production and broadcast workflow at BVE 2015. PlayBox Technology will de
09/12/2014
NETIA Appoints New Sales Managers
NETIA has appointed Mathieu Poussin as sales manager for the Middle East and Africa and Séverine Olivier as sales manager for Western Europe. "In his
27/02/2015
Production News : BBC To Recruit New Disability Executive
The BBC has launched the recruitment for its new pan-BBC Disability Executive. The new post will have responsibility for supporting improved programmi
19/02/2015
Production News : New BBC One Show To Examine Forces Of Nature
Professor Brian Cox is to head a new BBC One programme taking viewers on a tour of planet Earth to explain the secrets behind its beauty. "In this fou
19/02/2015
PHABRIX Announces New V9.2 Rx Range At BVE
PHABRIX will be at BVE London on stand P39 this year with the latest software release for its innovative Rx rack mount range. The Rx is available in t
19/02/2015
EVS Appoints New MD And CEO
EVS Broadcast Equipment has appointed Muriel De Lathouwer as Managing Director & CEO. Ms De Lathouwer was serving as interim president of the Executiv
19/02/2015
Raycom Launches New ENG Audio Solutions At BVE
Two new ENG style offerings from Raycom will be launching at this year's BVE show. First to arrive will be a package from Italian manufactures Wisycom
18/02/2015
Production News : Hat Trick Secures New Deals For Billionaire's Paradise
Hat Trick International has secured new deals for Plum Pictures' Billionaire's Paradise: Inside Necker Island, a one-hour factual special looking at o
18/02/2015
Canford Announces New Products For BVE
Canford Audio has announced it will be making multiple product launches at this year's BVE show at the London ExCeL. Upgrades have now been implemente
17/02/2015
Demanding New Facilities from CIAB (Pt 2)
(continued from Part 1) The launch of GV STRATUS Playout at NAB 14 was aimed at delivering solutions to help broadcasters tap new markets and new sour
17/02/2015
Demanding New Facilities from CIAB (Pt 1)
Since our last look at channel-in-a-box systems and integrated play out, Douglas I. Sheer, CEO and chief analyst of D.I.S. Consulting Corporation has
17/02/2015
Demanding New Facilities from CIAB (Pt 3)
(continued from Part 2) Why is there still such a level of debate over CIAB values? "The prospect of squeezing all channel functionality into a single
17/02/2015
Anevia Announces New Flamingo IPTV Module
Anevia has announced a new addition to the range of modules available for its Flamingo IPTV headend. Designed to fit the Flamingo XL/XS chassis, the X
08/12/2014
Ericsson Opens New Paris Facility
Ericsson has opened a new broadcast and media services facility in Boulogne-Billancourt near Paris. The Mediadome houses a 3,000 square meter state-of