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Indielab hires Bafta’s Beverley McMillan to drive expansion across UK, into gaming

Indielab, the accelerator scheme for UK-based independent producers, has hired Beverley McMillan as programme producer, charged with overseeing expansion across the UK’s nations and regions and into the gaming sector.

Beverley McMillan

McMillan’s appointment to the newly created position follows the launch late last month of Indielab West Yorks, a programme delivered with Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership to support the screen production industry and boost growth across West Yorkshire. The Indielab West Yorks curriculum will consist of two strands: one aimed at TV, film and animation production, and the other at gaming.

McMillan is based in Glasgow, where she will spearhead a new Indielab regional office. As programme producer, her responsibilities will include developing new accelerators, events and training to support the creative sector.

McMillan has 20 years of experience in the film, television, animation and games industries, with expertise spanning from training and skills development to events. She joins Indielab from Bafta Scotland, where she had served as learning and new talent events producer since 2013.

Victoria Powell, Indielab’s founder and MD, said: “In 2021 as we move forward from Covid, the need to support creative content businesses in the UK is more urgent than ever. We have incredible talent in the UK and, in order to both sustain our global position and grow from here, we urgently need to support new and early-stage businesses.

“We have a world-class team all focused and deeply committed to making that happen and we’re delighted to add Beverly to this team. Working out of Glasgow – one of the UK’s most exciting creative cities – she will help build and deliver a range of new programmes to support the UK’s incredible indie talent across UK screen industries.”



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