THE NORTH-EAST will host a series of surgeries designed to help the region’s aspiring filmmakers.

One-to-one sessions hosted by Northern Film and Media will provide an opportunity for film and TV writers, producers, directors and crew to gain valuable advice on development, training and funding.

The project and funding surgeries will allow participants to discuss their work and forge links with industry professionals.

The sessions will last 45 minutes and will be available in Middlesbrough on Tuesday May 13, Darlington on Tuesday May 20 and Durham on Tuesday June 3.

To book a place, email stating the preferred location, name and role, address, contact number, current CV and a short paragraph explaining what you would like to discuss.