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.

21/04/2015
aQ Broadcast Unveils New Hardware
aQ Broadcast Limited has announced the third generation of its video server hardware in ten new models that provide improved performance in a range of
01/04/2015
Production News : BBC Two Commissions New Gardening Series
BBC Two has commissioned a new gardening series that will cover the 17th to the modern day. Presented by Gardeners' World's Monty Don, a new historica
31/03/2015
TVLogic To Launch 12 New Monitors At NAB
TVLogic, designer and manufacturer of LCD and OLED high definition displays, is to introduce 12 new monitors at NAB 2015, to address the increasing de
31/03/2015
Vimond And Vizrt Announce New Integration
Vimond and Vizrt have announced a new integration to help broadcasters manage video content for online and on-air use. The integration will premiere a
31/03/2015
Production News : New Series Of Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners Commissioned
Channel 4 has commissioned a new series of Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners. betty has been commissioned to make a fourth run of the show. The 12x60' ser
23/04/2015
Comigo Launches New Games Center
Comigo will demonstrate new services for the pay-TV market, designed to increase viewer engagement and boost operators' revenue streams, at TV Connect
18/10/2002
New screen agency for Yorkshire formed
A new regional agency supporting the film industry in the Yorkshire and the Humber areas has been formed. Screen Yorkshire will work to ensure the bes
09/09/2010
Want To Make A Film In 48 Hours?
Bradford City of Film is offering first time filmmakers from across Yorkshire the chance to take part in an exciting new film challenge. The 48 Hour F
04/10/2006
Screen Yorkshire Appoint Sally Joynson as Chief Executive
The agency celebrates a remarkable year of achievement with the appointment of Sally Joynson as Chief Executive. Joynson has worked with Screen Yorksh
12/03/2015
Celebrating The Durability Of Film...
Cinelab London is one of the most comprehensive and accomplished film labs in the UK. Supporting clients who acquire or distribute on film, the compan
20/03/2007
London Celebrates Local Film-making Talent
ITV Local London, ITV’s regional broadband TV service in the London area, is entering into a partnership with Film London, in order to raise the profi
22/01/2013
Talent Given Blockbuster Opportunities
Screen Yorkshire has announced two new development schemes. The List will offer up to thirty trainees the opportunity to work on the latest film and T
23/10/2008
Mayor Of London Pledges His Support For Film In The Capital
Mayor of London Boris Johnson has held his first meeting with prominent figures from the film, television and production industries. The film summit h
07/12/2012
UK's Future Film Industry Boost
The BFI today announces the 24 regional partners that will help deliver its pioneering BFI Film Academy Network programme in 2012/13. The BFI Film Aca
04/08/2006
Skills schemes set to boost new talent in London more investment in training and development
Film London today announced the launch of two new rounds of funding schemes to develop the capital’s film, TV and animation professionals and support