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Structural review at Screen Yorkshire could herald job cuts

Media support agency faces "difficult times" in face of Government cuts

Screen Yorkshire has issued a statement indicating that it could be shedding jobs as a direct result of reduced government funding.

The organisation, a funding and support agency which aids the production of media in the Yorkshire and Humberside region, will honour its existing contracts and continue to seek out new projects, but admits that many staff are "regarding the future of their posts as part of an ongoing review of the future of the organisation".

"We are facing challenging times and reviewing the staffing of the organisation to ensure future stability and support for the region's industry is a prudent move," read a statement from chief executive Sally Joynson.

"Screen Yorkshire is looking at a number of options for the future, including a restructure of the organisation to reflect changing market conditions.

"It has been an incredibly busy period for Screen Yorkshire, with the team continuing to work tirelessly behind the scenes to build a global reputation for the region's film, television, games and interactive media industries.

"The team handles over 500 filming enquiries every year from across the world, supporting an incredibly diverse range of production in Yorkshire, from the award winning King's Speech to the critically acclaimed This is England '86."

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