Two UK companies TV Programming grants

The latest results from the second round of the 2020 TV Programming scheme (Call EACEA/20/2019) have been published and include two awards for UK production companies Eye Present and Brook Lapping Productions. The objective of the scheme is to support the production of European television programmes with the potential to circulate within the European Union and beyond.

Eye Present has been awarded €500,000 for their animation project Flix, which has also received development support through MEDIA's Single Project scheme.

Brook Lapping Productions has been awarded €260,000 for their docu-series Trump on The World Stage, comissioned by BBC Two and ARTE FranceThe company’s previous US political documentary project Inside Obama’s White House was also funded through the TV programming scheme in 2014. 

Eye Present collaborated with Belgian Digital Graphics Animation and Irish Pictor Productions to realise the project, while Brook Lapping cooperated with French production company Les Films D'ici.

The scheme awarded a total of €8,305,397, among 25 projects from 21 countries, with France holding the highest number of companies receiving funds (4), followed by Germany (3) and Belgium (3).

The overall success rate was 30% with 83 applications received and 25 funded. Germany’s NDF International Production received the highest grant of €1 million for it's high-end TV drama series The Swarm and France received the overall highest amount of funding with €1,960,790 distributed over its four selected projects.  

The full set of results are available on the EACEA website.