WHY MANCHESTER IS THE DESTINATION FOR SCREEN PRODUCTION

The establishment of BBC North at MediaCityUk in 2011, followed by ITV’s subsequent relocation and the construction of The Sharp and Space Projects have served to augment Manchester’s prominent position within the UK for content production and executive support.

Outside of the capital, Manchester is the biggest creative and tech centre in the UK and delivers a unique collaborative screen base for the industry.

Easily accessible from anywhere in the world and centrally located, it is the UK’s fastest growing production destination providing purpose built production spaces, comprehensive support facilities, a superfast broadband network, unrivalled locations, a wealth of long established production and post-production resources, and a vastly experienced talent pool.

At the forefront of production facility design and construction, Manchester offers film and television producers over 30 high end, purpose built stage and studio spaces from 5,000 square ft. to 30,000 sq. ft. In addition it provides key supporting services including workshops, production offices and backlot space, secure parking for unit bases and cars, as well as hands on support management and a dedicated on the ground production liaison service.

Manchester is the more affordable location choice for making film and TV. Below the line production budgets are 30% lower in Manchester than London, which could mean £6 million less on a £20 million budget.

To find out more visit www.mplus.org.uk

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