Creative England now offers two strands of film production funding for both feature and high-end TV drama. Scroll down or click the buttons above to see the details of the two funds available.
Our Lottery-based Production Fund has doubled from £500,000 to £1Million for 2014/2015.
Our West Midlands Production Fund (WMPF) invests in the production of feature films and high-end TV drama from companies based in the West Midlands as well as from producers looking to establish a base to film in the region.
We’ve made an additional £3m of investment available to feature films and high-end TV drama for 2015, and have also significantly revised the guidelines, opening it up to more projects than ever before.
As well as increasing the maximum investment per project to £1,000,000, the Fund will now offer a mixture of debt and equity and can accept matched co-investment from both private and other public sector sources including BFI, BBC, C4 and the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) on terms to be agreed.
Principal photography has just been completed on Spooks: The Greater Good with Shine/Kudo and Pinewood. The Call Up, based entirely in the West Midlands. is currently shooting. The sci-fi genre film, financed by West Midlands Production Fund, private equity and Altitude Films will deliver to buyers in 2015.
The Fund has previously supported projects as diverse as the Nativity films, documentary One Mile Away (winner of Best British Feature, Edinburgh
International Film Festival 2012), high rating TV series Line of Duty and Emmy nominated and Golden Globe/BAFTA award winning Dancing on the Edge.
West Midlands Production Fund Update
The Creative England Production Fund is targeted at feature films with budgets of up to £2 million from up-and-coming talent or from established directors looking to experiment with innovative approaches. We're particularly interested in projects from regionally-based filmmakers or which have a strong regional voice.
We are looking to support around three to five features per annum over the next four years, with production awards of up to £200,000 per project.
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