The Yorkshire Post says: Region ready to research future of film industry

Yorkshire's award-winning screen industry is already well-established but the key to maintaining success is moving with the times.

The way in which people watch programmes is changing.
The way in which people watch programmes is changing.

As such, it is heartening to hear that a new partnership led by the University of York, Screen Yorkshire and the British Film Institute has been selected for research and development funding to establish the region as a leader in the art of digital storytelling.

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With on-demand services such as Netflix, YouTube and BBC iPlayer rapidly changing the way programmes are watched, the new project will offer the region to be at the cutting-edge of technological innovation and provides further evidence of Yorkshire’s position as a leading centre for the screen industries.

It is also to be hoped that the decision is a good omen for the forthcoming announcement on whether Leeds will be chosen ahead of Birmingham and Greater Manchester to become the new national headquarters for Channel 4.