Future Studios programme

Future Studios Programme - register your interest

Thursday 19 March (10:00 am)

Production Park, South Kirkby

Register Your Interest

Creative England’s Future Studios Programme will host another two-day intensive bootcamp for creative businesses in the popular space of Production Park Studios. Over the duration of the two days, we’ll connect creative people and provide crucial support for businesses working in moving image for storytelling.


The programme will provide business support to screen companies (film, TV, games, immersive and digital) with a narrative/storytelling focus. Companies must be based in Yorkshire and Lancashire. Both SMEs and freelancers can apply, however, priority will be given to SMEs.

Production Park

19-20th March 2020

In Yorkshire’s popular studio space Production Park, we’re bringing together 20 businesses from the screen industries to provide access to crucial industry networks and expertise, focusing on the future of storytelling, gaining investment and pitching and protecting content.

Delegates will hear from industry experts, including storyteller, producer and experienced designer Alison Norrington, founder of Storycentral, a London-based entertainment studio that incubates and develops ground-breaking transmedia properties with global partners in film, television, publishing and gaming.

Over the two days, areas covered will include IP, pitching and raising investment.

Spaces are strictly limited; businesses must register their interest to attend and will be contacted by a member of Creative England staff within 10 working days.

Speakers on the day:

Alison Norrington

Alison Norrington is a storyteller, producer and experience designer. She is founder of storycentral, a London-based entertainment studio that incubates and develops ground-breaking IP with global partners in film, television, Virtual Reality, theme parks, animation, gaming and advertising. She specializes in storytelling and experiences crossing traditional formats, live events, digital and location-based entertainment.

Gavin James

Gavin James operates a successful independent, global media business, based on nearly 25 years of executive management experience in the global film, television, music and computer games industry. Until mid-2008, and for 6 years, he was Managing Director of Intermedia Film Equities Limited, the UK office of InternationalMedia AG, a global player in the independent film marketplace and, in its time, the biggest UK film producer outside the local offices of the major studios.