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Indielab opens 2018 scheme

Indielab, the accelerator programme for UK-based independent producers, has opened the application process for its 2018 scheme.

Victoria Powell

The business growth programme, launched in 2015 by producer Victoria Powell with backing from the mayor of London, will again offer 15 up-and-coming production companies a tailored consulting process designed by the sector for the sector.

The programme is crafted to provide cross-industry support, with each indie receiving specialist training from 50-plus sector leaders. Then, if relevant, the participating companies are put forward to pitch to a network of industry investors.

Indielab unveiled its 2017 class in May, and three indies from past programmes have recently closed investment deals.

Edge Investments has taken a stake in Antidote Productions, entrepreneur and investor Richard Green has backed Gillane Seaborne’s Midnight Oil Pictures and Awesome Media & Entertainment has sold shares to the Kew Media Group.

Indielab is looking for indies across scripted and unscripted to benefit from next year’s programme and is aiming to encourage diversity across the sector, seeking out BAME talent and an expansion in regional representation.

Powell said: “There are more start-up indies than ever, which shows a robust sector. But it’s tough out there. It’s a very competitive environment and many larger production studios would prefer to see fewer indies eating into their market share.”

To be eligible, applying indies must be founded and registered in the UK, with less than £5m (US$6.75m) revenue in non-scripted. In order to support the burgeoning scripted sector as well as non-scripted, the cap on turnover has now been lifted to £8m if the company can demonstrate some scripted production. Videos eróticos en línea: ¡parejas follando delante de una webcam! Erochat gratis con modelos de todo el mundo! Ven y conoce a la derecha ahora sex gratis delivers free sex movies and fast free porn videos. Viendo Videos de sexo sexy en los que las putas sexys y los tipos con consejos follan sin censura.

Participants must have had at least two or three broadcast credits within the last three years and must be 75% independently owned. Prodcos backed or owned by broadcasters do not qualify.

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