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Screen Manchester celebrates its “busiest year to date”

Productions included Peaky Blinders and Morbius

Manchester’s Film Office, Screen Manchester, has announced 2019 as its “busiest year to date.”

The company was behind BBC dramas Peaky Blinders and World On Fire, as well as Hollywood films such as the upcoming Sony/Marvel movie Morbius.

Screen Manchester processed 454 production enquiries in 2019, with more than 300 productions shot in the city across a total of 684 filming days. The location spend is estimated at more than £7 million.

“It has been a blockbuster of a year and only when you see all the projects written down to you realise just how sought after Manchester is as a place to film the best drama,” said Screen Manchester’s Bobby Cochrane.

“We have welcomed teams from a host of internationally renowned producers as well as creatives from Netflix, Amazon, Sky, Sony Pictures and the BBC to name a few,” he added. “2020 is already shaping up to be another busy year.”