Number 9 Films received Slate Funding in 2015 to support the development of Colette, a biographical drama based on the life of a French novelist staring Keira Knightley. Image by Robert Viglasky courtesy of Number 9 Films.

Origin Pictures receive Creative Europe Slate Funding

The latest results from Creative Europe’s Slate Funding scheme (call number EACEA 23/2017) have been published, with 73 European companies successfully securing funding to develop fiction, creative documentary and animation projects for cinema, television and digital platforms. Together they share grants totaling €12,372,880.

The UK’s Origin Pictures has been selected in this round of funding, receiving €210,000 to develop a slate of both film and TV titles.

Overall, 188 applications from 28 countries were submitted to this call – the highest since the beginning of the Creative Europe programme. However, the share of applications coming from high production capacity countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and UK) has decreased compared to last year (43% instead of 50%), while in comparison the Single Project scheme has seen an increase in applications from these countries.

Read the full results on the European Commission website.

Slate development funding is designed to support independent production companies looking to develop 3 to 5 projects with international potential for cinema, television and digital platforms.

Image: Number 9 Films received Slate Funding in 2015 to support the development of Colette, a biographical drama based on the life of a French novelist staring Keira Knightley. Image by Robert Viglasky courtesy of Number 9 Films.