The government has announced a £500m insurance fund allowing production on UK independent film and TV to restart.

A £500 million scheme aimed at kick-starting UK film and TV production has been announced. Culture secretary Oliver Dowden said on Wednesday the fund will help companies unable to get coronavirus insurance. The scheme will be used to cover the costs of projects being delayed or abandoned due to issues relating to the virus. Full  … Continue reading

Factual Fiction’s Emily and Tom Dalton on C21’s Podcast

Setting up a production company during lockdown – skip to minute 27 of C21Media‘s latest weekly podcast to hear from Great Point Ventures’ backed entrepreneurs Tom & Emily Dalton about the challenges and opportunities that the current pandemic has thrown at their fledgling business, Factual Fiction.

Great Point Ventures EIS Fund adds Yorkshire-based production company Factual Fiction to its portfolio

A year after the worldwide success of the Channel 5 film ‘Agatha and the Truth of Murder’, the North Yorkshire-based husband and wife team behind it – Emily and Tom Dalton – have received backing from Great Point to start a regional production company. FACTUAL FICTION will produce drama, documentary and specialist factual content. Read  … Continue reading

Britain’s Creative Industries can be the beating heart of recovery – City AM

City AM recently published the following opinion piece on the creative industries written by Dan Perkins, Managing Director of Great Point Investments. The original article can be found via On Sunday 10th May, Boris Johnson announced the first tentative steps to reopen the British economy after weeks of being in the deep freeze. The  … Continue reading

The First Team airs on BBC 2

The First Team is a new BBC TV series by the creators of The Inbetweeners.  The sitcom follows the mostly off-the-pitch misadventures of three young football players at a fictional Premier League club. The stories focus on their friendship, and these boys from around the world are far less proficient with women, money and social  … Continue reading

Launch of Camden Productions, the most recent investment through Great Point Ventures EIS, covered by the Sunday Times

A well-balanced piece on the current state of the creative industries and the opportunities that lie ahead once production restrictions have been lifted by Peter Evans:  “Demand across many industries has evaporated, but there is an almost insatiable appetite for TV and film content from consumers confined to their homes. When the economy starts to  … Continue reading

Great Point backs This Country producers’ new indie Camden Productions

Great Point has invested in Camden Productions, a new independent TV and film production company whose team has a track record of producing multi-award-winning scripted comedy and comedy-drama, including the smash hits This Country and Mrs Brown’s Boys. Our financial investment, as well as our industry expertise will help Camden take advantage of the ever-growing  … Continue reading