Great news this month, for Woolyback and other production companies based in the North. Channel 4 has not only opened its new National HQ (creating approx 250 new jobs), but has announced a six-figure development fund, ring-fenced for the regions.

Channel 4 says it will soon launch a new ‘Emerging Indie Fund’ to provide support for independent production companies. The idea is to stimulate new ideas from producers outside London, helping smaller indies to grow.

We at Woolyback welcome this news wholeheartedly – and wish Channel 4 every success in its northern ventures.