Several members of staff have lost their jobs and a key digital fund is to shut as part of the move to bring regional screen agency Screen WM into a wider national body.
The Government announced earlier this year that the agency, which supports film and digital media in the West Midlands, is to be replaced by a national network called Creative England.
Birmingham has been confirmed as one of the new body’s three regional “hubs”.
Screen WM delivers various funds on behalf of regional development agency Advantage West Midlands and the UK Film Council, both of which have been scrapped by the Government.
As a result, four of Screen WM’s 13 staff members have been made redundant and the agency’s Digital Media Fund is to close at the end of March.
A Screen WM spokeswoman said: “As with all regional screen agencies, Screen WM has had to start the process of transitioning into the new Creative England network.
“Like many other regional screen agencies, Screen WM is having to significantly cut staffing and overheads in order to do this.”