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Find out more about some of the exciting new talent and world class production happening in this vibrant region as well as up to date news on the latest Tees Valley Screen Events and Activities.

Tees Valley Screen is hiring

Northern Film + Media and the Tees Valley Combined Authority have joined forces to create Tees Valley Screen. An exciting new Tees Valley wide development programme supporting people and companies across the film, television, artist moving image and broader screen industries.  Tees Valley Screen is looking to recruit two posts.

Tees Valley Project Manager       £28k pro rata

This role is the key point of contact leading NFM’s partnership programme of activity with Tees Valley Combined Authority.  You will have a proven management track record in creative industry ideally in film and television and will lead on the artist and filmmaker professional development elements of the project.  Job description can be found here Tees Valley Project Manager Job Description deadline 7 June 2019.

Tees Valley Creative Industries Coordinator  £20k pro rata

This role supports the Tees Valley Project Manager to develop and deliver a bespoke talent and business development events and supporting programme for emerging and established film and television professionals.  It also supports the Head of Production service with NFM Academy events and Filming Friendly activity.  Job description can be found here Tees Valley Creative-Industries-Co-ordinator-Job-Description deadline 7 June 2019.

NFM is a flexible working employer and both roles are available on either a full or part time basis (3 – 5 days per week).   You will be based in Tees Valley for a minimum of half your working week.  12 month initial contract, with a further 24 months subject to funding confirmation.  To apply send your CV and covering letter to alison@northernmedia.org and please specify your preferred working days.

The post holders must also be able to work in a flexible way which includes, travel and working at NFM’s head office in Gateshead and across the Tees Valley with some out of hours working at events and on digital support.

For futher information contact Alison Gwynn on 01914404940 or alison@northernmedia.org

These posts are funded by ERDF and the activities are wholly included in Northern Film + Media’s ERDF project.  As such the post holder must ensure that the conditions of NFM’s ERDF project are adhered to across all activities of the organisation.

Tees Valley Screen launched to a great reception at Middlesbrough Town Hall

Northern Film + Media launched Tees Valley Screen, a new programme designed to support film and television talent in the Tees Valley as well as encouraging Hollywood productions to the regions stunning locations.

NFM and industry partners gathered together to launch Tees Valley Screen, a new programme of workshops, surgeries, commissions and networking events across the Tees Valley designed the grow the next generation of film and television talent as well as encouraging major film and television productions to shoot in the region.

The event featured a key note speech from the Emmy and BAFTA Award winning Cat Lewis, CEO of Nine Lives Media who will talked about her journey from presenter on Radio Tees to running one of he biggest factual independent production companies in the North.

The audience also heard more about Northern Film + Media’s ‘Filming Friendly’ Charter which aims to ensure incoming film and television production companies smoothly access locations and logistical support. Due to interventions from Northern Film + Media’s Production Service the region has seen a huge increase in enquiries from major feature film productions and high end television drama interested using Tees Valley locations.

The UK’s screen industry is flourishing with film and high-end TV attracting over £2bn of inward investment to the UK per year. This creates employment, boosts tourism and bringing global talent to the UK. There are growing capacity issues and skills shortages in production hotspots London and the South East, and there has been significant recent growth in Manchester and Leeds where jobs in the sector are both highly skilled and highly paid. The TV and Film Sector in the Tees Valley is currently one of the smallest in the UK but it has enormous potential for growth.

John Tulip, Managing Director, Northern Film + Media:

We are delighted to be working with the Tees Valley Combined Authority and partners to produce a programme that effects real change and growth across the Tees Valley screen industries. We believe there is a wealth of talent in the Tees Valley and we are looking forward to supporting that alongside bringing in major films and television to shoot in the region – boosting the regional economy. With the emergence of Channel 4 in Leeds there is an exciting opportunity to make Teesside a vital part of the Northern media mix

Tees Valley Screen is a Northern Film + Media programme supported by the European Regional Development Fund 2014 – 20, Tees Valley Combined Authority, Arts Council England.

Photography: Darran Moore

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