Screen Yorkshire appoints location specialist

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by Stephen Chapman

Screen Yorkshire says it has experienced its busiest year to date for filming enquiries.

That’s why it’s recruited Location Manager, Nardia Fortune, to work out of its Leeds office as Production Liaison Manager.

Fortune’s credits include TV dramas: Gentleman Jack, Peaky Blinders, The English Game and feature films; Ali & Ava, Emily, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie and God’s Own Country.

“I’m really excited to be joining the Film Office team at Screen Yorkshire at what feels like a transformational time for the film & TV industry. As someone who lives in Yorkshire and has worked on the ground in film and TV for over ten years, I’ve seen the industry go from strength to strength,” she explained.

“I’m passionate about working with the industry and securing the best projects for the region - we have so much to offer in terms of locations and it feels like Yorkshire is really having a moment.’’

Fortune takes over from Richard Knight, who had previously held both the Production Liaisonand Education Manager role. It means he’ll move full-time into the education and training team as Career Support Manager.

Screen Yorkshire has supported 3693 filming dates in the county since 2019 and the launch of its crew service last year has led to 4500 days’ work for skilled freelancers working in the region’sfilm & TV sector. 

Recent productions range from major Hollywood franchises, Mission Impossible 7 and Indiana Jones V, to The Railway Children, All Creatures Great and Small and The Witcher.

“Our Film Office team is instrumental in bringing millions of pounds worth of filming business to Yorkshire every year and the calibre of that team lies at the heart of their success. Nardia’s experience and industry reputation is a great asset for us and further boosts our offer to both UK and international producers,” added Screen Yorkshire Chief Executive Sally Joynson.

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