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Our ambition is to build scale, capacity, resilience and infrastructure in order to grow the regions screen industry.

We work with indies, supply chain companies and above the line talent. 

We have a vast network of partnerships with key agencies, broadcasters and commissioners and can offer advice, guidance, funding and development initiatives. 

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Zahra Zomorrodian named as a recipient of the BBC Comedy Collective bursary scheme
23rd May 2024
Zahra Zomorrodian named as a recipient of the BBC Comedy Collective bursary scheme
North East-based Zahra Zomorrodian has been named as one of the 10 recipients of the supercharged bursary scheme – the BBC Comedy Collective – as announced by BBC Director of Comedy Jon Petrie today [Thursday 23rd May] at the BBC Comedy Festival in Glasgow.
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Our North East companies
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Northern Child (Middle Child)

Northern Child are based in the creative community of Ouseburn, Newcastle with their sister company, Middlechild, being based in the vibrant Seven Dials area of Brighton.

They are a passionate team of creative professionals making factual television and documentary films for broadcasters around the world. They conceive, develop, produce and bring to air entertaining programmes for all kinds of audiences, and reveal remarkable stories about extraordinary people in innovative ways.
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Twenty Six 03

Twenty Six 03 is a Gateshead based production company with a London satellite office, originally founded by Duncan Gray in 2015.
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Fulwell 73

Fulwell 73 announced its arrival to the film world with the release of their debut feature, In the Hands of the Gods (Lionsgate). They have produced some of the most critically lauded and commercially successful feature films and television programs released over the last decade. These include; Sunderland ‘Til I Die (Netflix), The Class of 92 (Universal), One Direction 3D: This is Us (Sony/Columbia) and The Late Late Show With James Corden (CBS).
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Lonesome Pine Productions

Lonesome Pine is committed to telling stories that inspire and entertain audiences across all platforms. Whether it be drama, comedy, documentary or music, storytelling is at the heart of their work.
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Signpost Productions

Signpost Productions is an award-winning production company based in the North East of England. It is a production house like no other, with diversity in their DNA. Every commission comes with a commitment that the production crew will be as diverse as possible.

Signpost Productions is a production unit that is part of ITV, the UK’s biggest commercial broadcaster. They produce more than 1,500 hours of content every year for broadcasters, businesses, commercial brands and digital channels.
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Rivers Meet Productions

Rivers Meet Productions is a company based in the North East of England. Its director, Robson Green, has been involved in over 400 hours of primetime drama and over 300 hours of primetime factual series both in front and behind the lens.

Robson created Rivers Meet Productions in 2019 and has already produced award winning factual shows such as Robson Green’s Weekend Escapes for the BBC, along with Robson and Jim’s Fly Fishing Adventures for ITV. Rivers Meet Productions have been instrumental in creating an infrastructure in the North East where programmes with universal themes can be produced in the region.
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MCC Media

MCC Media is an award-winning film and TV production company based in Sunderland.

They are creatively driven and passionate about fresh, imaginative approaches to content creation.

They specialise in ambitious and entertaining programming with heart, meaning and purpose that informs and inspires young audiences.

They are huge advocates for the North East and are proud to live, work and produce their content here.
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Schnoobert Productions

Schnoobert Productions was founded by Jason Cook, stand up, actor, screenwriter and executive producer. The company is partnership-focused and was formed to give other North East writers, performers, producers, directors and other creatives an outlet.

They are developing drama and comedy ideas and creating passionate, authentic characters to tell relatable and compelling stories.
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FilmNova was established in 1988 by Olympic bronze medallist Sir Brendan Foster to operate as the television production arm of the Great Run Company. From those roots, grew a company that now leads the way in UK athletics coverage and has expanded into all areas of sport production and diverse, creative content.
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Honeybird Studios

Honeybird Studios is a new independent production company founded in 2023 and based in London and Newcastle upon Tyne.

Their mission is to create high-quality unscripted content to be enjoyed by audiences around the world: surprising, fun, noisy, stuffed full of talent and above all else, entertaining.
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Rock Paper Productions

Rock Paper Productions was founded by Cat Donohoe and Anoop Singh Kung to create documentary, entertainment and popular factual programs.

They aim to bring new stories and diverse voices to the forefront through strong narratives and innovative content.
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Wander Films are a female led, Forbes 30 under 30, multi-award winning content marketing agency and who want to place the company at the forefront of innovative content for TV, digital and social.

Wander first engaged with North East Screen in 2019 through the Tees Valley Screen Pilot Pact initiative, as part of a ‘Getting into businesses’ cohort. They received six months free access to global business insights from world class industry leaders. Since then they haven’t looked back, winning a coveted place on Pact Future 30 and the contract to produce the 10-year anniversary film and their first commission developments (NE Voices, BBC Three and Channel 4 digital).
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MOTIF is the result of two life-long dreams to create a production company built on three values: quality, creativity, and reliability.

They’ve got 20 years experience in producing films, creating animations, and making ideas a reality. They took all the love, care, and attention they have for what they do and created MOTIF.
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Candle & Bell

Candle & Bell is an award-winning film, television, podcast and video content production company.

The company was founded in 2013 and in 2023 they celebrated 10  years in business. In 2017, they were named one of the top 50 Emerging Creative Companies in England. They are recipients of BBC Small Indie Fund 2023 and 2024.
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Sea & Sky Pictures

Sea & Sky Pictures based in Hartlepool, is a small indie formed in 2020 by Adam Bouabda. The company has produced scripted comedy, BFI funded short films, online content for commercial clients and its first feature film.

They are developing and pitching several sitcoms and factual entertainment programmes to major broadcasters and streamers and have grown as an organisation thanks to recent funding.
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TryLife is an interactive drama series, designed by some of the best people from the creative, youth, education and health care industries in which the story is moulded and shaped by the user. The company was founded by Paul Irwin.

The series works when you pick a character, guide them through life and make the decisions. You live with the consequences. You Try Life.
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Bridge + Tunnel

Bridge + Tunnel is a BAFTA-nominated media production established in 1997 by award winning-director and producer Tina Gharavi, to support “unheard voices, untold stories”. The organisation is composed of  Bridge + Tunnel Productions and several independent ancillary companies who work together to make mainstream projects with a strong community, education and activist element at their core.
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Nova Mundi

Nova Mundi is a Teesside based production company with connections up and down the country and have a passion to get Northern voices heard and Northern creatives into work. Over the years, Nova Mundi directors, Marc de Launay and Daniel-John Williams, have worked with some of the best in the business. A small, dedicated team with years of experience behind them, working with and for many fantastic people and companies.