A fledgling TV company in Birmingham has received funding to help develop four new productions.
Over two years Fullrange Media has doubled in size and is now on track to achieve sales of #1 million.
The company was set up in 2004 by three Warwick undergraduates and employs seven at its offices in Warwickshire and Birmingham has a client list including Land Rover, Vodafone and Massey Ferguson.
It has been awarded #32,500 to develop four productions from its base in Fazeley Street, Birmingham.
The vote of confidence in Fullrange comes from Screen West Midlands which pledged #30,000, the largest award of its kind, and Birmingham City Council Creative Development Team, which has awarded a further #2,500.
Dan Lawson of Screen West Midlands said: "We are delighted to be supporting Fullrange Media as an interesting young company.
"The award of funding is as much a show of confidence as in the four strong projects on their television development slate."
The investments are aimed at supporting Midlands-based companies to develop screen-based media projects.
The funds will help Fullrange, which previously focused on corporate training and promotional films, move forward four television productions.
It will allow time and money for research, script writing, and the purchase of rights, as well as the opportunity to build relationships with commissioning editors and test the market.
Fullrange's flagship project is an adult drama written by the writer of popular TV comedy-drama Shameless.
They were approached by Andrew Tyrell-Wright, whose mentor is Paul Abbott (Clocking Off, State of Play), after making a call for submissions through the Writers' Guild and other professional organisations.
Other productions include an animated series aimed at adults, a current affairs documentary and interactive entertainment programme.
All are at various stages, with an exclusivity agreement sealed for the drama and broadcasters approached, while studios are being contacted to make the animation series.
The first programme from either could begin filming next year.
Creative director Alex Lichtenfels said: "We're really pleased with the calibre of projects in this, our first cycle of development.
"We've gained access to high-class writing talent by pitching ourselves a bit differently by putting out a call for submissions to a wide range of industry writers, rather than keeping ideas exclusively in-house, the industry norm."
Fullrange's production team continues to deliver marketing and communications materials and the creative department will begin approaching commissioning editors for the films.
Steffan Aquarone, managing director of Fullrange said "I'm delighted that Screen West Midlands and Birmingham City Council have chosen to support us to this extent – I think it shows their endorsement of our business approach as well as our creativity.
"This is a fantastic opportunity to prove that Birmingham has got what it takes to develop world class products in the creative industries."