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Screen Yorkshire announces £3.5m investment drive

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By John Glenday, Reporter

February 12, 2013 | 2 min read

Screen Yorkshire has unveiled a £3.5m investment pot for 2013, a sum which will be made available to the regions TV, film, digital and games industries.

The cash has been sourced from the organisations own content fund, topped up with European Regional Development Funding matched by the private sector.

It has been earmarked for the promotion and expansion of Screen Yorkshire’s portfolio with up to 10 high-end film or TV projects will be recipients of their largesse, scooping between £100k and £500k apiece.

Screen Yorkshire’s chief executive Sally Joynson 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."

"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."

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