Screen Yorkshire Board Members
John Surtees (Chair)
John is a former Director of Resources at ITV in Leeds and Manchester and Chairman of 3sixtymedia, an ITV/BBC joint venture operating studios and post production. Previous roles within ITV include news operations, Controller of Production (YTV), Director of Resources (North) and MD of Provision.
Born and raised in Bradford, Steve has spent most of his career working in film and TV with members of the Monty Python team. Steve's producing credits include A Fish Called Wanda, Fierce Creatures and Brassed off whilst his company, Prominent Features, has won awards and festival prizes throughout the world, including an Oscar, a Cesar and several BAFTAs. He was recently Executive Producer on Michael Palin's New Europe TV travel series which was on BBC1 in autumn 2007.
Cameron McCracken is Managing Director of Pathe UK. He is a member of the British Screen Advisory Council and has co-produced or executive produced over 20 films including: Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Queen, Slumdog Millionaire and The Iron Lady.
Charles is Managing Director of Revolution Software, Europe's leading developer of narrative driven video games. Responsible for writing a string of hugely successful adventure games including Broken Sword, the company has also developed games based on major TV and film franchises.
Sarah is Creative Director for Worldwide Drama at FremantleMedia. Previously Sarah was Creative Director of Drama and Head of Indie Drama at BBC Worldwide. Before joining BBC Worldwide, she worked at BBC DVD arm 2Entertain and also set up international operations for US cable network The Family Channel.
Ian is a chartered accountant who has worked in media for over 20 years, primarily in television programme production. Based for 17 years at Yorkshire Television in Leeds he held finance roles in YTV, Granada Productions and, latterly, ITV Productions where he was Director of Finance.
Richard has held Financial Director roles at B&Q Logistics and at ITV plc during 10 years working within the production/studios businesses. Richard now runs his own FD consultancy business, providing a range of financial and commercial assistance to SMEs in the North of England.
MADE IN YORKSHIREWATCH OUR SHOWREEL
Screen Yorkshire has invested in a wide range of film and television production over the last decade, with credits including; The Damned United, Red Riding, Unforgiven, Wuthering Heights, Lost in Austen, Brideshead Revisited, This Is England, The Cottage, Hush, Mrs Ratcliffes Revolution and Bunny and the Bull.
Yorkshire has everything your production could need from stunning and diverse locations; skilled and experienced crew; good transport networks; and film friendly local authorities.
Watch the Screen Yorkshire showreel to see some of our previous investments and find out about the new Yorkshire Content Fund which has £7.5m of European Regional Development Funding to invest in content production.