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.
SCREEN YORKSHIRE INVESTS IN THREE PART ITV THRILLER ‘BLACK WORK’ STARRING SHERIDAN SMITH (15/08/14)
Screen Yorkshire is investing through the Yorkshire Content Fund in a new three part drama series Black Work,produced by Mammoth Screen for ITV. Sheridan Smith (Cilla, The Widower, Mrs Biggs) stars as Jo Gillespie in riveting thriller Black Work, written by Matt Charman. Shooting is due to commence in Leeds this autumn.
SCREEN YORKSHIRE SECURES MAJOR INTERNATIONAL ACTION FILM ‘HUNTER’S PRAYER (AKA FOR THE DOGS)’ (22/07/2014)
Screen Yorkshire today announces its latest investment through the Yorkshire Content Fund in the $25m US/UK co-production Hunter's Prayer. The European-set action feature will bring major Hollywood stars and filmmaking talent to Yorkshire when it shoots this autumn. Cast confirmed to date include Sam Worthington (Avatar, Terminator Salvation, Clash of the Titans, The Debt).
YORKSHIRE WESTERN 'CATCH ME DADDY' MAKES AN IMPACT AT CANNES
Daniel Wolfe’s feature directorial debut, the thriller Catch Me Daddy has attracted praise from some of the film industry's most respected critics following its screening at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight over the weekend. The feature film, about a girl and her boyfriend on the run from a group of bounty hunters sent by her violent criminal family, was filmed in Yorkshire in 2013 with investment from Screen Yorkshire’s Yorkshire Content Fund.
VERA BRITTAIN’S ICONIC WW1 MEMOIR'TESTAMENT OF YOUTH' FILMS IN YORKSHIRE
A feature film adaptation of Vera Brittain’s iconic and powerful WW1 memoir Testament Of Youth has filmed extensively across the region following investment from Screen Yorkshire's Yorkshire Content Fund. The all star cast includes Alicia Vikander, Taron Egerton, Dominic West, Emily Watson and Hayley Atwell.
SERIES TWO OF HANK ZIPZER STARTS SHOOTING IN HALIFAX (23/07/14)
Shooting has commenced in Halifax this July on the second series of CBBC’s fast-paced comedy drama series Hank Zipzer, starring multi-award-winning actor Henry Winkler. The comedy series, which is filming once again in Halifax, Yorkshire, follows the life of 13-year-old Henry ‘ Hank’ Zipzer (played by Nick James) and is based on Henry Winkler’s own experiences as a young boy growing up with dyslexia.
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.