Championing Yorkshire's film & TV industries for 20 years

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Global Reputation for Excellence

Based in Leeds, UK, Screen Yorkshire is the engine that drives the film and TV sector in the region. Established in 2002, it has been building Yorkshire’s global reputation as a centre for excellence in the screen industries for more than twenty years, helping to secure its position as one of the most sought-after destinations for content production in the UK. We launched our first production fund in 2003, which went on to invest in iconic British films like the BAFTA-award-winning This is England. Our Yorkshire Content Fund now provides production finance to encourage projects to shoot here.

We're the Experts

Our Film Office team, staffed by industry professionals, provides on the ground locations, studios, crewing and production support services, facilitating high profile feature film and TV productions from all over the world to shoot in the region. 

Building a vibrant and diverse workforce

Screen Yorkshire works to foster talent and build a versatile and diverse screen workforce, designing and delivering industry training and development programmes for film, TV and screen, with a range of local and national partners. In April 2023, in partnership with Liverpool Film Office, North East Screen and Screen Manchester, Screen Yorkshire launched Screen Alliance North, which was selected as a BFI Skills Cluster and awarded £2.3m of BFI National Lottery funding, to make the screen sector more accessible and representative and to build a thriving and skilled workforce across the North of England. 

Our Impact

  • Our Yorkshire Content Fund has generated over £225 million production spend through investing in more than 60 film and TV productions. Credits range from TV Dramas like Peaky Blinders, All Creatures Great and Small, Ackley Bridge and Dance School, to feature films including, The Duke, Ali & Ava, Official Secrets, A Bunch of Amateurs, Sky Peals and Bonus Track.
  • The screen industries in Yorkshire & Humber are estimated to support some 12,000 jobs (directly and indirectly through the supply chains) with a turnover of more than £1 billion.
  • Our Crewing Service, launched in July 2020, matches up crew in Yorkshire with productions looking for world-class local talent. In its first year, it facilitated more than 4000 days of work. 
  • ONS data shows that employment in the TV and film industries in Yorkshire soared 82% between 2015 and 2018 and the number of film and TV businesses operating in the region grew by 27%. 

Screen Yorkshire is the engine that powers this regional film & TV growth. Get in touch today to find out how we can help you.

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