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Source: Film London

The Film London-backed Production Finance Market, which runs 16-17 October this year, will now be open to TV drama. 

Film London said that the move is a response to a shift in the UK production landscape and demand from last year’s attendees.

The market, which runs during the London Film Festival, connects filmmakers with financiers with the aim of helping new projects into production.

The main strand is for film and TV projects with budgets above €1m ($875k).

The new talent strand (formerly known as Micro Market) is for projects with budgets below €1m from first or second time filmmakers, and also includes training and support for filmmakers.

Applications for the PFM close on Friday 6 July.

Partners this year include Sardinia Film Commission, EAVE, Toronto International Film Festival’s International Financing Forum and the Ile de France Film Commission.

The Market is funded by the Mayor of London and the Department of International Trade (DIT).

Adrian Wootton (pictured), chief executive of Film London and the British Film Commission, said: “Our changes to the format reflect the demands of the industry. Extending the PFM’s reach into TV drama makes perfect sense given the expanding global appetite for high-end, high-quality, multi-episodic TV drama and the meteoric rise of the FAANG companies.”