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 AND MR NORRELL' ON BBC ONE NOW - SUNDAY NIGHTS, 9PM
One of the most ambitious TV dramas ever undertaken in the UK, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, premiered on BBC One on Sunday 17th May at 9pm and is available to view on iplayer now. The epic seven part drama spent four months filming in the region following investment from the Yorkshire Content Fund and is the largest scale production that Screen Yorkshire has ever invested in.
HULL DOUBLES FOR LONDON IN ‘A ROYAL NIGHT OUT’ - IN CINEMAS NOW
The streets of Hull in East Yorkshire were transformed to portray period London, with thousands of local extras commandeered to dress the part for A Royal Night Out; a major new feature film backed by the Yorkshire Content Fund. Directed by acclaimed British director Julian Jarrold, it is inspired by true events surrounding one perfect, glorious evening in the lives of two real-life princesses on May 8, 1945, VE Night.
'RESIDUE' - GROUNDBREAKING GENRE SERIES RELEASED ON NETFLIX
A pioneering multi-format drama headed up by Game of Thrones stars Natalie Tena and Iwan Rhoen, was released on Netflix this week. Set in London but filmed primarily in Leeds with investment from Screen Yorkshire's Yorkshire Content Fund, Residue tracks the aftermath of a devastating explosion on the city and the government conspiracy that might be concealing the truth.
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.