Yorkshire explores plans for new film studio

Authorities in Yorkshire are exploring plans for a new studio complex to help boost the region’s appeal to international producers.

Authorities in Yorkshire are exploring plans for a new studio complex to help boost the region’s appeal to international producers.

Screen Yorkshire recently opened Church Fenton Yorkshire Studios, a former RAF base that now offers three stages and has been home to ITV’s period drama Victoria (pictured).

Yorkshire explores plans for new film studio
Victoria

More production infrastructure could help make Yorkshire more internationally visible.

Yorkshire’s film office has been expanded as well and is staffed with industry experts who have a collective 40 years’ experience in location management. The film office will be involved with discussions for the new studio.

“Our ambition to make Yorkshire a world-class venue for the screen industries has taken a step forward today with the opening of our film office,” said Sally Joynson, chief executive of Screen Yorkshire.

“Our dedicated team and resource will provide a single point of contact for producers wanting to film in the region – and provide them with a bespoke service to give them the advice and support they need to deliver their project.”

The region’s recent high-profile shoots have included Mike Leigh’s historical movie Peterloo, which filmed scenes in Calderdale.

International filming in Yorkshire is infrequent. High-profile productions have included Joe Wright’s Second World War movie Darkest Hour, which shot Wentworth House in South Yorkshire as Buckingham Palace and Branham Park as Downing Street. Action movie Hobbs and Shaw is scheduled to shoot at Eggborough Power Station this month.

A large-scale studio could help attract more films and TV shows from outside the UK.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in the UK.

Images: ITV

Yorkshire explores plans for new film studio
Victoria

Authorities in Yorkshire are exploring plans for a new studio complex to help boost the region’s appeal to international producers.

Screen Yorkshire recently opened Church Fenton Yorkshire Studios, a former RAF base that now offers three stages and has been home to ITV’s period drama Victoria (pictured).

More production infrastructure could help make Yorkshire more internationally visible.

Yorkshire’s film office has been expanded as well and is staffed with industry experts who have a collective 40 years’ experience in location management. The film office will be involved with discussions for the new studio.

“Our ambition to make Yorkshire a world-class venue for the screen industries has taken a step forward today with the opening of our film office,” said Sally Joynson, chief executive of Screen Yorkshire.

“Our dedicated team and resource will provide a single point of contact for producers wanting to film in the region – and provide them with a bespoke service to give them the advice and support they need to deliver their project.”

The region’s recent high-profile shoots have included Mike Leigh’s historical movie Peterloo, which filmed scenes in Calderdale.

International filming in Yorkshire is infrequent. High-profile productions have included Joe Wright’s Second World War movie Darkest Hour, which shot Wentworth House in South Yorkshire as Buckingham Palace and Branham Park as Downing Street. Action movie Hobbs and Shaw is scheduled to shoot at Eggborough Power Station this month.

A large-scale studio could help attract more films and TV shows from outside the UK.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in the UK.

Images: ITV

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