what we do
For over ten years, Screen Yorkshire has been at the forefront of championing the film, TV, games and digital industries in Yorkshire and the Humber. Its aim has always been to secure and support the very best projects, companies and individuals, helping to make Yorkshire and the Humber one of the most sought after destinations for production in the UK.
THRILLER ‘THE HUNTER’S PRAYER (AKA FOR THE DOGS)’ STARRING SAM WORTHINGTON, COMMENCES FILMING IN YORKSHIRE (10/11/2014)
Filming commenced today in Yorkshire on The Hunter's Prayer, a fast paced thriller directed by Jonathan Mostow (Terminator 3, Surrogates, U-571). The film stars Sam Worthington as a solitary assassin hired to kill a teenaged girl. After developing a bond with his target, he comes to the realization he can’t carry out the task.
NINETEEN BIFA 2014 NOMINATIONS FOR SCREEN YORKSHIRE BACKED FEATURE FILMS, AS '71 LEADS THE WAY WITH NINE
The nominations for the highly prestigious Moët British Independent Film Awards have been revealed for 2014 and there are a staggering nineteen for Screen Yorkshire funded films! ’71 has the most nominations of any film recognised this year with nine, and there are a further ten between other Screen Yorkshire backed films for feature films Catch Me Daddy, X+Y and Testament of Youth.
FILMING BEGINS IN LEEDS ON THREE PART ITV DRAMA SERIES BLACK WORK STARRING SHERIDAN SMITH (13/10/2014)
Filming has commenced in Leeds on riveting three-part thriller Black Work starring Sheridan Smith, Matthew McNulty, Douglas Henshall, Geraldine James and Phil Davis. Black Work is written by Matt Charman (Our Zoo, Suite Francaise) and is made by Endeavour producers Mammoth Screen for ITV. Screen Yorkshire is investing through the Yorkshire Content Fund.
'TESTAMENT OF YOUTH' OPENS LIFF28 AND LEADS BIGGEST EVER LINE-UP OF NEW YORKSHIRE FILMS
The 28th Leeds International Film Festival opens on Wednesday 5th November with Testament of Youth, which leads the festival’s biggest ever line-up of feature films produced in Yorkshire. Other features screening in the programme backed by Screen Yorkshire's Yorkshire Content Fund include Catch Me Daddy andX+Y.
FIRST IMAGES RELEASED FROM THE SET OF NEW DAD’S ARMY FILM - ADDITIONAL CAST ANNOUNCED! (27/10/2014)
Universal Pictures, Screen Yorkshire and DJ Films have released the first images from the set of the new feature film version of Dad's Army, shooting entirely on location in Yorkshire. The stellar cast playing the Home Guard during the Second World War includes; Bill Nighy as Wilson, Toby Jones as Captain Mainwaring, Tom Courtenay as Corporal Jones, Michael Gambon as Godfrey, Blake Harrison as Pike, Danny Mays as Walker and Bill Paterson as Fraser.
Talent Supportdeveloping your skills
Developing and supporting talent in the region is key to Screen Yorkshire's success. As well as creating opportunities for regional crew and facilities by attracting production to the region through the Yorkshire Content Fund, we offer opportunities for individuals across a range of disciplines in the screen media industries
At present, these include our craft and technical trainee scheme The List, which places trainess on Yorkshire-based film and TV drama productions during 2013, with a 70% salary subsidy from Screen Yorkshire.
And our unique national filmmaker development programme,Triangle, which aims to find and help teams of writers, directors and producers to not only make a feature film together, but to go on to establish as enduring a working relationship.
Both The List & Triangle are supported by funding from Creative Skillset.