A TOTAL of £3.5 million is to be invested in TV, film, digital and games projects across Yorkshire.
Screen Yorkshire has announced plans to invest the cash during 2013 through its Yorkshire Content Fund.
The organisation is looking to invest in up to 10 high-end TV or film projects this year, with grants of between £100,000 and £500,000 available.
Sally Joynson, chief executive of Screen Yorkshire, said: “We’ve had an incredible first year for the Yorkshire Content Fund with TV investments such as Peaky Blinders for BBC2 and The Great Train Robbery heading into production soon for BBC1, along with features such as Warp Films’ 71, Emu Films’ Catch Me Daddy and Ecosse Films’ Girl’s Night Out.
She added: “We now have a number of financing structures in place with co-investors that are working very well for the film and TV sectors so I’d urge producers to contact us now with their latest projects so we can continue to invest in the some of the most creative and commercial UK productions.”
The Yorkshire Content Fund, launched last year, will invest £7.5 million of European Regional Development Funding into TV, film, games and digital business across Yorkshire and Humber.
The figure will be matched by a further £7.5m of private investment, bringing the total fund value to £15m.
Visit www.screenyorkshire.co.uk/funding to apply.
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