Birmingham has been chosen to host the central hub of the new Creative England body stemming from the merger of regional screen agencies.
The Government announced earlier this week that the eight regional bodies tasked with supporting film-making throughout the country, including Screen WM, will be combined into a single national body called Creative England.
The new organisation, chaired by John Newbigin, will have three new hubs in the north, the Midlands and the south.
A spokeswoman for the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) said the cities hosting the hubs had now been confirmed.
“The three hubs for Creative England will be Birmingham, Manchester and Bristol,” she said.
Screen WM currently runs several funds for the film and digital industries in the West Midlands, including the Film & Media Production Fund, which can invest up to £500,000 in feature film production in the region.
Screen WM chief executive Suzie Norton said a Creative England business plan would be published in the New Year, which would include details of the corporate structure.
She said: “Over the last few months the network of screen agencies have been developing various models for rationalised support for the sector.
“The Creative England model had the majority of support from the network and was put forward to DCMS ahead of the announcement this week.
“As Ed Vaizey confirmed, there will be hubs in the north, centre and south of England.
“There is a rationale around exploiting the growth and creative activity in the economic centres of London, Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol that allows these centres to operate as crucial and cost effective hubs for industry support across England.
“The Creative England model will engage fully with a wide range of business support and finance across the country, it would not be cost effective to have centres in every city but the regional screen agencies have proved that they can provide efficient and effective delivery of local support and services.
“These functions will be crucial to maintain in some form.”