Indielab, the annual business growth programme for independent TV production companies, has announced its 2017 cohort.
The fifteen indies participating in this year’s programme are Alleycats, Awesome Media & Entertainment, Back2back, Big Deal Films, Erica Starling Productions, Lambent, Fearless Television, Golden Path Productions, Little Gem, Matchlight, Rogan Productions, Saffron Cherry TV, ShinAwil, Title Role Productions, and TriForce Productions.
As part of the 2017 programme, the fifteen production companies will receive training from 50+ industry leaders, including Channel 4’s Drama Commissioning Executive, Lee Mason, Raw TV Founder Dimitri Doganis and Colin Howes, Partner at Harbottle & Lewis.

The indies will gain insight on subjects such as business planning, distribution, how to maximise revenue streams, corporate finance and investor readiness.
The cohort will also receive advice from Indielab’s corporate sponsors Banijay Rights, Barclays, Sony Pictures Television, ZDF Enterprises, TVA and Harbottle & Lewis.
The programme will culminate with an investor pitch event where the indies will have the opportunity to meet and pitch to individual investors, VC funds and other financial investors.
Victoria Powell, Founder of Indielab says: “At Indielab, we’re working to address the investment shortage for UK indies. There is a real need for more investment in the lower part of the sector and more needs to be done to help indies cross the bridge between one-off commissions and returnable, sustainable work.”

Staff Reporter

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