Crew and facilities service launched for Yorkshire

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Screen Yorkshire has created a new platform for production companies find experienced crew and facilities in the region.

The service will run alongside the Film Office’s locations service, so that film and TV producers will now have a single way to find freelancers and supply-chain companies.

‘This is a critical time for the industry as it emerges from lockdown. We hope that our new crew and facilities service, along with other initiatives, can play a part in getting people back into work and ensure Yorkshire retains its competitive edge,” explained Sally Joynson, Chief Executive at Screen Yorkshire.

“Yorkshire has an enviable legacy in film and TV production. Our new crew and facilities service will give us a platform to showcase the amazingly talented crew and facilities companies that have worked on these productions and will offer a supportive peer network to help level the playing field for freelancers working the industry.’’

The service will also include networking and promotional opportunities for local crew.

"Having lived and worked here for a number of years I know Yorkshire crew are a fantastically talented and hardworking bunch,” added Karl Hall, Line Producer, (The English Game, Hope Gap, Girlfriends).

“The new Crew and Facilities Service will benefit both freelancers and productions alike providing local jobs for our highly skilled workforce and tempting more great film and TV productions to the region.’’