The LEP and Screen Yorkshire join forces to support independent production companies in Leeds City Region
Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (the LEP) in association with Screen Yorkshire is today announcing a new funding initiative to support the Leeds City Region’s TV and film industries.
The Indie TV and film Development Fund totalling £200,000, will distribute awards of between £2,500 and £25,000, to help independent TV and film production companies to develop new content. It is funded by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and the LEP through its new Creative Catalyst programme which was established in response to Channel 4’s relocation to Leeds and broadcaster commitment to increase commissioning in the Nations and Regions.
Screen Yorkshire will lead the application and assessment process in collaboration with representatives from the LEP. The fund is open to independent film and TV production companies with a substantive base in Leeds City Region who can demonstrate a proven track record in productions that have been broadcast (nationally or internationally) and / or commercially distributed.