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Major investment planned for television and film in Yorkshire
Regional film agency Screen Yorkshire is to invest about £3.5 million in TV, film, digital and games projects over 2013 through its Yorkshire Content Fund.
After a series of high-profile investments in film and television in 2012 – in productions including period gangster drama Peaky Blinders, partly filmed in Bradford – Screen Yorkshire is looking to invest in up to ten high-end TV or film projects this year. The agency can invest £100,000 to £500,000 in such projects.
Chief executive Sally Joynson 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.”
The Yorkshire Content Fund, started a year ago, will invest £7.5 million of European Regional Develop-ment Funding into growing TV, film, games and digital business across the region.