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Yorkshire and Humberside

In Yorkshire and the Humber, Ay Up! Animated is a newly established network for people involved in animation.

The region has 40 computer games developers and publishers.

There are around 100 people working in corporate and commercial production industry.

There are around 1,100 people working in the facilities industry.

The region has a strong independent film industry around Leeds and Sheffield and is home to the nationally recognised Warp Films and Warp X. The UK's premiere documentary festival, Doc/Fest, is based in Sheffield. Bradford is home to major film and animation festivals and Leeds offers international children's film festivals. The Yorkshire Film Archive is one of the UK's most successful and progressive, having recently won major funding to start digitising its archive content. Over 100 people in the film industry live in the region.

There are 5,600 people working in the interactive media industry.

Around 2,500 people work in region in the photo imaging industry. Symbiosis, an Approved training provider, has a training facility in Leeds to complement their main base in Leamington Spa.

There are five BBC local radio stations in the region and approximately 20 commercial radio stations of which Galaxy is the largest. Community broadcasting is also present in the region including Bradford Community Broadcasting (BCB), one of only 15 radio stations throughout the UK broadcasting a full-time ‘access radio' station licensed by the Radio Authority. There are around 700 people working in the industry in the region.

Yorkshire and the Humber has a rich history of media production due in part to ITV Yorkshire being based in the region. ITV Yorkshire has a strong drama base, producing Emmerdale and several network dramas including Heartbeat, The Royal and The Royal Today. The BBC has two main centres in the region BBC Yorkshire and BBC East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. There are over 1,800 in the TV industry workforce.

Source: Skillset Sector Skills Assessment 2010, Skillset AACS LMI report 2010, Animation Labour Market Intelligence Digest 2009, Computer Games Labour Market Intelligence 2010, Facilities Labour Market Intelligence 2009, Film Labour Market Intelligence Digest 2010, Interactive Media Labour Market Intelligence Digest 2009, Photo Imaging Labour Market Intelligence Digest 2009, Radio Labour Market Intelligence Digest 2009 and TV Labour Market Intelligence Digest 2009