The former regional screen agency is still going strong as a separate entity outside Creative England.

Screen South’s chairman Graham Benson was in Cannes to head up a pitching session with international partner North Sea Screen Partnership and launching their new North Sea Regions co-production brochure.

Screen South, who was one of the official partners with the UK Film Centre in Cannes, also unveiled a new partnership with Maidstone Studios and the Peter Jones Academy - the Creative Business Base.

“We are a leaner, fitter but highly skilled operation keen to play our part in continuing to grow the creative economy - we are very much open for business,” said Benson.