All3Media America’s production family and Endemol Shine North America are among 30 production outfits becoming founder members of Pact US.
With its new signings, the indie representative body instantly counts a large segment of the US independent production community in its membership.
All3Media America’s subsidiaries include Bentley Productions, Studio Lambert, Maverick, Lion Television USA and Optomen USA, while Endemol Shine North America houses Authentic Entertainment and Original Media.
Other new Pact US members are Broderville Pictures, Cineflix, Hot Snakes Media, October Films, ProMedia, Propagate Content, Phiphen Pictures, Punched in the Head, Talos Films and 2CMedia.
UK producers’ association Pact launched its US arm last year with former National Geographic Channel CEO David Lyle named the man in charge.
“With these outstanding independent production companies forming the nucleus of our organisation, and other significant US players poised to join with us in the weeks and months ahead, our attention now turns to giving them all of the support they need to succeed,” said Lyle.
“Specifically, our aim is to offer them everything to take advantage of emerging opportunities both here and globally, while also helping them to navigate all of the ups, downs and complexities of a vital, constantly evolving independent production business.”