About NFM

Northern Film + Media is the North East of England’s creative industries development agency. We work with businesses and professionals specialising in film, TV and screen-based arts, primarily through our talent development projects, events and production service. In addition, we drive regional commercial film and television production and attract inward investment by promoting the region as a base for incoming film and TV production.

Founded in 2002, our roots go back over 25 years. We have over 50 years of in-house expertise and industry knowledge among core staff, including experience of managing a £2.4m production fund and running major Lottery-funded projects.

Previously part of the Government’s regional screen agency network and core-funded by the UK Film Council and regional development agency One North East, the agency has since transformed into an agile, connected and essential supporter of creative enterprise in the region’s screen industries.

£100,000,000 investment leveraged in the North East region's creative industries
800 creative projects and companies backed

We work with a wide range of partners to deliver our slate of projects, events and talent development initiatives with support from the European Regional Development Fund and Local Authorities.

1000+ events hosted
35,000+ event attendees
1,500+ companies supported

We support a range of hit TV shows including ITV’s Vera, BBC1’s Inspector George Gently and CBBC’s Dumping Ground and Wolfblood, whilst in partnership with Northstar Ventures we 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.

£20,000,000+ spent in the North East in the last two years
350+ jobs created in the last two years
370+ regional crew available
900+ locations in our database
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