Watch the livestream of this year's presentation of the Midlands Awards on Wednesday 25 November at 8.00pm here.
About the sponsors:
Sponsoring this year's Awards Ceremony are Film Birmingham, Create Central, BBC and Channel 4.
About Film Birmingham
Film Birmingham is Birmingham City Council’s Film and Television Office and founding member of the UK’s network of film offices - Film Offices UK (FO:UK). Our team who handle over 1,000 film enquiries a year from domestic and international productions and we are committed to making filmmaking as easy and efficient as possible by providing a comprehensive, one-stop-shop for filmmakers.
In recent years the West Midlands has played host to award-winning directors including Steven Spielberg and Steve McQueen and attracted a host of high-profile film productions including Ready Player One, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Girl With All the Gifts and Stan and Ollie, as well as long-running TV shows like Peaky Blinders, Man Like Mobeen and daytime drama, Doctors.
For more information on Film Birmingham’s work go to http://www.filmbirmingham.co.uk
About Create Central
Create Central is an industry body whose members comprise some of the UK's most creative thinkers and change makers in film, TV, games and other creative content sectors.
Through Create Central they work with national and regional partners to create an agile and responsive network to turbo-charge the creative industries in the heart of the UK.
Create Central is working in close partnership with the West Midlands Combined Authority, the three Local Enterprise Partnerships and other public sector organisations.
About Channel 4
Channel 4 is a publicly-owned yet commercially-funded public service broadcaster and has a remit to be innovative, experimental and distinctive.
As a publisher-broadcaster, Channel 4 is also required to commission UK content from the independent production sector and currently works with around 300 creative companies across the UK every year.
In addition to the main Channel 4 service, its portfolio includes: E4, More4, Film4, 4seven, Channel4.com, streaming service All 4 and The Box Plus Network, including 4Music.
About the BBC
The BBC is the world's leading public service broadcaster. Its mission is to enrich people's lives with programmes that inform, educate and entertain. Established by a Royal Charter, the BBC is a public service broadcaster funded by the licence fee paid by UK households.
It uses the income from the licence fee to provide services including 10 national TV channels plus regional programming, 10 national radio stations, 40 local radio stations and an extensive website. BBC World Service broadcasts to the world on radio, on TV and online, providing news and information in 27 languages and world service English language. The BBC also has a commercial arm, BBC Studios as well as a number of other commercial ventures. Profits from these activities are returned to the BBC for investment in new programming and services.