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.
JONATHAN STRANGE & MR NORRELL SPENDS MONTHS FILMING IN THE REGION BACKED BY SCREEN YORKSHIRE
Filming starts this week at York Minster and the neighbouring St William’s College for a new BBC drama series, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, with the Gothic cathedral itself playing a key role in the story. The drama, which commenced filming in Yorkshire in October, has been backed by Screen Yorkshire's Yorkshire Content Fund.
Jarvis Cocker to Appear at SXSW to Celebrate World Premiere of 'Pulp'
Jarvis Cocker, musician and leader of legendary band Pulp and figurehead of the Britpop movement, will be appearing at SXSW, the music, film and interactive conference held in Texas, 7-16 March, known as the place for discovering cool ideas, talent, music and films.SXSW is also hosting the world premiere of the revealing documentary film PULP, backed by Screen Yorkshire through the Yorkshire Content Fund.
SHAKESPEARE COMEDY ‘BILL’ COMMENCES SHOOTING IN YORKSHIRE
BILL, a major new feature film starring the BAFTA-winning lead cast of BBC TV's Horrible Histories and Sky One's Yonderland, is filming on location at York Minster. Bill, a comedy about Shakespeare, will be filming at a number of locations in Yorkshire for five weeks following investment from Screen Yorkshire through its Yorkshire Content Fund.
‘71 HAILED BY CRITICS AFTER WORLD PREMIÈRE IN COMPETITION AT BERLINALE 2014
Hotly anticipated thriller ‘71, set in Belfast but filmed primarily in Yorkshire, looks set to be an early contender for British film of 2014 after its world premiere screened to industry acclaim at the prestigious Berlin Film Festival on Friday 07th February. The feature debut from Top Boydirector Yann Demange was the first film to benefit from investment through Screen Yorkshire’s Yorkshire Content Fund.
SCREEN YORKSHIRE SECURES ADDITIONAL £7.5 MILLION FUNDING FOR SCREEN INDUSTRIES
Screen Yorkshire has secured a further £7.5 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to invest in Yorkshire-based film, television and digital content through the Yorkshire Content Fund. This additional money is available with immediate effect and will be invested in projects that start by the end of 2015.
Yorkshire Content FundInvesting in Production
Screen Yorkshire invests in content production through the innovative £15m Yorkshire Content Fund. The largest fund of its kind in the UK, the Yorkshire Content Fund is funded with £7,500,000 of investment from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), which will be matched by private investment on a project-by-project basis. Our latest investments include Peaky Blinders, '71, Catch Me Daddy, Girls' Night Out, A Miracle and Great Train Robbery.
The Yorkshire Content Fund is supported financially by the European Union. It has attracted £7.5 million investment from the European Regional Development Fund as part of Europe’s support for the region’s economic development through the Yorkshire and Humber ERDF Programme 2007-13.