Steven Knight, Debbie Isitt, Adil Ray OBE join a host of film, TV, games and content industry professionals from the West Midlands to establish a new screen industry body, announced by Andy Street in July and launching in October.
In the most significant shake-up of support for the West Midlands’ screen sector for nearly a decade, the region will soon have a new industry-led membership body.
Chair Ed Shedd and the West Midlands Combined Authority received an overwhelming response from the sector with nearly 50 industry professionals applying to become inaugural members.
Appointments have now been approved by the Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street and creative industries portfolio lead Cllr Ian Brookfield. More names are expected to join the body as plans roll out.
Members are now developing plans, including establishing a name and brand, ahead of the formal launch on 10th October.
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‘Screen Sector’ is defined as film, television, games, animation, high-end TV, branded-content, vlogger/influencer, VFX, immersive tech and those businesses directly in the supply chain such as legal, real estate development, marketing and communications.
‘Screen Industry’ refers to businesses within the screen sector supply chain.
‘Private-sector’ refers to commercial enterprises or individuals developing content, products or services for profit.