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Applications invited for Indie TV & Film Development Fund

Published 19th May 2020 by Shaida Khan

​The Indie TV and Film Development Fund totalling £200,000, will distribute awards of between £2,500 and £25,000, to help independent TV and Film production companies to develop new content.

It is funded by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and the LEP through its new Creative Catalyst programme which was established in response to Channel 4’s relocation to Leeds and broadcaster commitment to increase commissioning in the Nations and Regions.

Screen Yorkshire will lead the application and assessment process in collaboration with representatives from the LEP. The fund is open to independent film and TV production companies with a substantive base in Leeds City Region who can demonstrate a proven track record in productions that have been broadcast (nationally or internationally) and / or commercially distributed.

Screen Yorkshire is inviting applications from independent Film and TV production companies which have a substantive base in Leeds City Region (this means a registered office in the Leeds City Region and at least one senior member of staff). This covers the districts of Barnsley, Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield and York.

Applicants must have a proven track record of Film and/or TV productions which have been broadcast (nationally or internationally) and/or commercially distributed. Alternatively, the companies’ senior executive(s) must have an individual track record of having produced Film and TV content at an equivalent level.

Attached are the guidelines for applications, which can be shared with your appropriate client base here

The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Friday June 5th, 2020.

The LEP is NOT responsible for handling the grant scheme, as the full process is being managed by Screen Yorkshire.

If you are not sure if your client qualifies for support, please contact:

Glyn Middleton at Screen Yorkshire for clarification: glyn@screenyorkshire.co.uk / 07753 838048.



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