This fund is not really research, but may be of interest to some of the film and TV production academics as it supports the production of feature films of all genres including documentaries and animation; and TV drama series, serials and one offs with a slot length longer than 30 minutes.
It is specifically focused on productions in the West midlands
Funding Body: Creative England
Scheme: West Midlands Production Fund
Overview: Fund which invests in the production of feature films and high-end TV drama from companies based in the West Midlands as well as from producers looking to establish a base and film in the region.
Budget: They are planning to support between four and five productions over the next 18 months, with investments of up to £500,000 per project.
Deadlines: Open call apply any time
Further Information: http://www.creativeengland.co.uk/index.php/portfolio/film/#production_funding