A GROUP dedicated to promoting film and media in Yorkshire is offering extra cash for producers.
Leeds-based Screen Yorkshire has pledged to match pound for pound any production funding award from the BBC.
Last month the BBC launched its Development Fund with a purse of £500,000 to spend on new talent.
Any independent production company can pitch for the cash from the BBC's drama, factual and entertainment department as long as they can prove it will be spent outside London.
Sally Joynson, head of industry development at Screen Yorkshire, said:
"By matching any BBC award we are stating our commitment to developing a successful and sustainable independent production sector in Yorkshire."
To find out more find www.screenyorkshire. co.uk on the internet.