Liverpool City Region Film & TV Development Fund
Liverpool Film Office, using funding from the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s Strategic Investment Fund, has stepped up its support for regionally based producers, writers and other creative talent during the coronavirus pandemic by launching a £250,000 single project development pot using funds repurposed from its existing production fund.
The new fund will support a wide range of feature film and TV content, including both scripted and factual programming, with development awards of between £2,500 and £25,000. It is open to established and start-up production companies based in and around Liverpool as well as to out-of-region producers looking to co-produce or collaborate with Liverpool-based talent.
Mindful of the financial difficulties faced by many, Film Office staff are promising a responsive and streamlined service via a dedicated online application portal and an indicative 10 working days turnaround for funding decisions.
Priority will be given to diverse, high quality projects that commit to spending a significant proportion of their development budget within the local creative sector, and that have the greatest potential to move quickly into production in the city region once the market returns. The Film Office will actively support producers to leverage its funding in their discussions with broadcasters, commissioning platforms and other market partners.
The fund is open now and further information can be found at: liverpoolfilmoffice.tv/developmentfund.
You can also catch the full press release from Liverpool Film Office at: liverpoolfilmoffice.tv/press/liverpool-film-office-launches-film-tv-development-fund-in-response-to-covid-19/