Liverpool launches new production fund

Liverpool Film Office in north-west England has launched a new £2m production fund that will support features and TV series shooting in the city region.

Liverpool Film Office in north-west England has launched a new £2m production fund that will support features and TV series shooting in the city region.

Producers can access support payments of up to 20% of a specific shooting budget (with a cap of £500,000) and the fund can be combined with other monetary sources, as well as with the UK’s existing filming tax credit.

Liverpool launches new production fund
Liverpool filming

Liverpool Film Office is managing the fund, with the money coming from the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority through its Strategic Investment Fund. The aim is to stimulate regional economic growth and boost Liverpool’s profile as a UK production hub.

The fund is the first of its sort to be launched in the UK for six years and is helping mark the Liverpool Film Office’s 30th anniversary. Chris Moll has been appointed advisor.

“The addition of a film and scripted TV fund to the Liverpool Film Office’s already outstanding offer is not only a vote of confidence in the abilities of the team, but also a bold statement of intent as to Liverpool’s aspiration to become a globally-recognised production hub,” said Moll.

Curfew in Liverpool

“I look forward to contributing my experience and to working with both indigenous and incoming producers to build a diverse investment portfolio of high-quality content over the next 12 to 18 months.”

Production spending in Liverpool reached £16.1m in 2018, an increase of more than £5m on the previous year, according to film office figures.

The city mainly hosts UK shoots, with high-profile recent productions including the BBC’s period drama version of The War of the Worlds and hit crime series Peaky Blinders, as well as action series Curfew (pictured above) and Bulletproof, both for Sky.

Producers from Germany, Austria and China also shot in the city in 2018, while high-profile international productions to have visited in recent years have included Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Florence Foster Jenkins and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.

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

Liverpool launches new production fund
Liverpool filming

Liverpool Film Office in north-west England has launched a new £2m production fund that will support features and TV series shooting in the city region.

Producers can access support payments of up to 20% of a specific shooting budget (with a cap of £500,000) and the fund can be combined with other monetary sources, as well as with the UK’s existing filming tax credit.

Liverpool Film Office is managing the fund, with the money coming from the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority through its Strategic Investment Fund. The aim is to stimulate regional economic growth and boost Liverpool’s profile as a UK production hub.

The fund is the first of its sort to be launched in the UK for six years and is helping mark the Liverpool Film Office’s 30th anniversary. Chris Moll has been appointed advisor.

“The addition of a film and scripted TV fund to the Liverpool Film Office’s already outstanding offer is not only a vote of confidence in the abilities of the team, but also a bold statement of intent as to Liverpool’s aspiration to become a globally-recognised production hub,” said Moll.

Curfew in Liverpool

“I look forward to contributing my experience and to working with both indigenous and incoming producers to build a diverse investment portfolio of high-quality content over the next 12 to 18 months.”

Production spending in Liverpool reached £16.1m in 2018, an increase of more than £5m on the previous year, according to film office figures.

The city mainly hosts UK shoots, with high-profile recent productions including the BBC’s period drama version of The War of the Worlds and hit crime series Peaky Blinders, as well as action series Curfew (pictured above) and Bulletproof, both for Sky.

Producers from Germany, Austria and China also shot in the city in 2018, while high-profile international productions to have visited in recent years have included Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Florence Foster Jenkins and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.

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

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