Screen West Midlands is launching new awards to recognise and promote theregional screen media industry.

The media talent awards willbe offered in three categories: new filmmaker, excellence in development andoutstanding achievement.

"Screen WM is proud to haveworked with the industry for the last five years and recognise the importanceof celebrating the West Midlands superior wealth ofscreen media talent," said Roy Jenks, COO of the agency. "We are all really excited about the media talent awardsas it will highlight the range of skills and creativity the region has to offer.It is a fantastic opportunity to reward those whose achievements stood outabove the norm. Screen WM has had amazing successes in the past and we willcontinue to support and promote the region with the media talent awards beingjust one of our many initiatives."

Application details areavailable on Screen WM's website. Deadline for applications is Sept 29. Winnerswill be announced at a ceremony later this year.