Screen Yorkshire welcomes the news from Channel 4 today that creative and digital departments will sit at the heart of the new national HQ in Leeds. Commissioning departments represented in the new National HQ will include: Comedy, Daytime, Drama, Entertainment & Live Events, E4, Factual, Popular Factual and Sport. The National HQ in Leeds will also be the base of the Managing Director, C4 Nations & Regions – a new senior role who will lead the 4 All the UK strategy across the business. This new role will be supported by leaders from the departments represented in the National HQ.
We’re incredibly excited to see the range of roles and genres that are coming to the Leeds City Region and which will help cement our reputation as a powerhouse for production and new, short form content. We’ve consistently advocated that commissioner representation in the regions really does make a difference to our talent, our companies and our audiences, so this is good news indeed.
Sally Joynson, Chief Executive, Screen Yorkshire