Yorkshire Content Fund Roadshow - Leeds
Thursday, May 31, 2012 from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM (BST)
Leeds, United Kingdom
Yorkshire Content Fund Roadshow
The Round Foundry Media Centre - Leeds
Thursday 31st May
This event is brought to you by Screen Yorkshire in partnership with Leeds Media and the Round Foundry Media Centre
The Yorkshire Content Fund is a new public-private investment fund for the TV, film, video games and digital sectors in Yorkshire and Humber. It is managed by Screen Yorkshire and has secured £7,500,000 of investment from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), which will be further matched by private sector investors on a project-by-project basis. This will result in a total investment of £15m into content production in the region over forthcoming years.
The fund will invest in content creation by Yorkshire-based companies as well as being used to attract productions looking to locate within the region. Investments are made on market rate commercial terms, with the intention that investment returns will produce a legacy fund to support content development and production in Yorkshire for many years to come.
The Yorkshire Content Fund can invest in film, TV, games and digital content including apps, mobile content and web.
Screen Yorkshire is organising a series of events to explain how the Yorkshire Content Fund works; how it can be accessed and what is required of applicants; the process for applications; and to answer attendees' questions.
4.30pm - Registration
5.00pm - Introduction: Sally Joynson, Chief Executive - Screen Yorkshire
5.05pm - Yorkshire Content Fund: Hugo Heppell, Head of Investments - Screen Yorkshire
6.30pm - Networking
7.00pm - Finish
This project is supported financially by the European Union. It has attracted £7.5 million investment from the European Regional Development Fund as part of Europe’s support for the region’s economic development through the Yorkshire and Humber ERDF Programme 2007-13.
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