07/08/2012 - Digital Fiction Factory (North of England)
Format funding is available to assist North of England creative SMEs producing digital fiction events.
The Digital Fiction Factory (DFF) is a creative partnership between the BBC, Channel 4 and Conker Media that will create and publish digital fiction events: drama, comedy and entertainment-hybrids. This 'creative management' team and their partners are seeking to work with established writing and creative talent to develop a series of digital fiction events for the BBC and Channel 4. Each digital fiction event will have an underlying 'model' (ie how the event will manifest across platforms) and a 'prototype' which will bring to life a unique aspect of the event.
Successful applicants will develop formats for both the BBC and C4, which can then decide whether to make full commissions. Each project will be jointly owned by the DFF and the SME in question, an arrangement that aims to allow the latter to exploit the rights abroad and maximise potential revenue.
Jim Farmery, director of business development at Creative England, the funding agency behind the Digital Fiction Factory initiative, said:
"The Digital Fiction Factory is an exciting new development for Creative England. It's the second tranche of our investments targeted at growing companies in the digital sector. It also represents an innovative new business model whereby the SMEs we support can really get back what they put in to the projects. The intellectual property generated is shared between the SME and the DFF, so the companies we support will have the opportunity to maximise the potential of their ideas in other markets."
Funding packages of between £10,000 and £150,000 are available.
Creative SMEs working in the television and radio, online, mobile, social media or live events sectors are eligible to apply for financial support.
Applications may be made at any time until the programme's funding has expired.
Click here to visit the Digital Fiction Factory website (opens in new window).
Source: creativeengland.co.uk, 06/08/2012
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