The Broadcast Indie Summit 2016 featured panel sessions and case studies giving practical advice on starting, growing and ultimately selling an indie business. The programme featured tips on pitching, finance, managing a team and accessing investment, from indie bosses who have made the transition from programme maker to managing director. The findings of the 2016 Broadcast Indie Survey, were also discussed, looking at what it means for the sector and the trends and opportunities available for independent production companies today.
8:15am – 9:00am
9:00am – 9:10am
9:10am – 10:10am
The Broadcast Indie Survey: State of the nation
Indie Survey editor Robin Parker reveals top line findings before our panel share their insights.
What has been the impact of many years of consolidation, and what does it mean to be a true indie? Who are the fast growing companies, which are succeeding in the eyes of their peers, and what do the recent major changes at the big broadcasters mean for the indie sector?
10:10am – 11:10am
Secrets of a Successful Indie
The best creatives and indie bosses discuss what it takes to launch and grow an indie. What do successful indies have in common? How do you create a great company culture, move into new genres and win business from new broadcasters?
11:10am – 11:30am
11:30am – 12:30pm
It’s All About the Money
Experts reveal where indies are making their money. What are the new emerging revenue streams and what are the international opportunities? Cash flows, co-pros, margins, tariffs – get the insider knowledge.
12:30pm – 1:20pm
2:30pm – 3:20pm
How to Become the Commissioners Best Friend
Commissioners from across the channels offer their advice on managing critical relationships. How to win over commissioners and how to build ideas together – the holy grail for producers.
3:20pm – 3:40pm
3:40pm – 4:40pm
Creative to Boss
What they can’t teach you at business school: making the transition from brilliant programme maker to respected boss. How to run a creative business, stay creative and lead creatives.
4:40pm – 5:40pm
Investing in Indies
An update from people and businesses who are investing in the indie sector right now. What are they looking for and how can they support start-ups and buy outs? How to get investment ready and impress the investors.