Northern Film & Media is the North East's creative agency, nurturing talent, supporting media businesses and driving commercial film and television production within the region.
Over the last twelve years, Northern Film & Media has leveraged nearly £100m of investment in the North East creative industries and backed 800 creative projects and companies. We work with BALTIC, BFI, Creative England, Film4, the BBC, Arts Council England and Channel 4 to deliver our slate of projects, events and talent development initiatives. We support a range of hit TV shows including ITV’s Vera and BBC1’s Inspector George Gently and The Paradise, whilst a recent partnership with Northstar Ventures delivered the £2.4 million Finance for Business – North East Creative Content Fund which produced commercial film and TV investments such as United, Song for Marion and The Liability.
Projects - We facilitate the development and production of creative projects by instigating relationships with key cultural partners across the UK. Through current and recent collaborations with organisations such as Channel 4, BALTIC, Generator and Culture Lab, we deliver ambitious creative and commercial projects which provide commissions and investment for North East based artists and filmmakers at key points in their careers.
Events - Our regular events enable practitioners to gain business critical information on the latest commercial and creative trends, and to connect with industry leading experts and commissioners. Featuring media leaders from TV, film and digital media, they also provide professional networking opportunities with regional and national industry representatives and celebrate North East productions.
Talent Development - We collaborate with industry partners such as the BBC, ITV, Film4, Power to the Pixel, and Sheffield Doc/Fest to provide structured development opportunities and bespoke mentoring for writers, directors, artists and crew responding to the needs of sector across film, TV, digital media and the visual arts.
Production Service - Our awarding winning Production Service provides information on locations, crew, facilities, local and regional contacts and accommodation, all designed to save film companies time, money and anxiety. Our online location library provides thousands images of the region and access to many public and private properties, offering visiting productions a head start when filming in the region; whilst our Familiarisation Fund enables productions to bring a small team to the region and work with a local location manager to assess whether the region will work for their production.