Broadcast Indie Summit

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Programme

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

Registration

9:00am – 9:10am

Welcome

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?

Joely Fether

Joely Fether
CEO
Raw TV

Claire Hungate

Claire Hungate
Co-Managing Director
Warner Bros. TV Production UK

Jake Kanter

Jake Kanter (Chair)
News Editor
Broadcast

Stephen Lambert

Stephen Lambert
Chief Executive
Studio Lambert

Derren Lawford

Derren Lawford
Joint Creative Director
Woodcut Media

Kirstie McClure

Kirstie McLure
Managing Director
Pioneer

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?

Tom Brisley

Tom Brisley
Creative Director
Arrow Media

Nick Curwin

Nick Curwin
Chief Executive
The Garden

Laura Mansfield

Laura Mansfield (Chair)
Chair, Pact
Co-Founder, Outline Productions

Richard McKerrow

Richard McKerrow
Creative Director
Love Productions

Andrew Sheldon

Andrew Sheldon
Creative Director and Founder
True North

11:10am – 11:30am

Break

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.

Matthew Frank

Matthew Frank
CEO
TRX

Hugo Heppell

Hugo Heppell
Head of Investments
Screen Yorkshire

David Leach

David Leach
Group Commercial Director
Tinopolis Group

Kate Little

Kate Little
Managing Director
Lime Pictures

John McVay

John McVay
Chief Executive
Pact

Steve Nam

Steve Nam (Chair)
Managing Director
Voltage TV

12:30pm – 1:20pm

Lunch

1:20pm – 2:30pm

Life’s a Pitch

Three eight minute case studies on Murder Detectives, Can’t Touch This and Hunted. Where did the idea come from, and how did it get on screen? Followed by a panel of development experts discussing the art of creativity.

Kate Beetham

Kate Beetham
Executive Producer & Head of Development
Plimsoll Productions

Colette Foster

Colette Foster
Creative Director
Full Fat TV

Neil Grant

Neil Grant
Managing Director/Executive Producer
Films of Record

Linda Green

Linda Green (Chair)
Creativity Trainer and Consultant
Leading Creative Talent Ltd

Jonathan Meenagh

Jonny Meenagh
Head of Development
Shine TV

Matthew Pritchard

Matt Pritchard
Development Director
TwoFour

Neale Simpson

Neale Simpson
Head of Entertainment Development
RDF

Matthew Worthy

Matthew Worthy
Managing Director
Stellify Media

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.

David Brindley

David Brindley
Commissioning Editor
Channel 4

Alison Kirkham

Alison Kirkham
Acting Head of Factual Commissioning
BBC

Andrew O'Connell

Andrew O’Connell
Commissioning Editor, Factual
ITV

Emma Read

Emma Read (Chair)
Managing Director
Emporium Productions

Steve Regan

Steve Regan
Commissioning Editor for Entertainment
Channel 5

Hilary Rosen

Hilary Rosen
Deputy Director of Commissioning
UKTV

3:20pm – 3:40pm

Break

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.

Colin Barr

Colin Barr
Creative Director
Minnow Films

Roanna Benn

Roanna Benn
Managing Director
Drama Republic

Stuart Cabb

Stuart Cabb
Managing Director
Plum Pictures

Michael Kelpie

Michael Kelpie
MD
Potato

Karen Smith

Karen Smith
Managing Director
Tuesday’s Child Television

Hannah Wyatt

Hannah Wyatt (Chair)
Managing Director
Boundless

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.

Sangeeta Desai

Sangeeta Desai
COO and CEO Emerging Markets
FremantleMedia

Laura Franses

Laura Franses
Head of Growth Fund
Channel 4

Richard Johnston

Richard Johnston
CEO
Endemol Shine UK

Tom Manwaring

Tom Manwaring
Managing Director
ACF Investment Bank

Jeremy Mills

Jeremy Mills (Chair)
Chairman
Woodcut Media

5:40pm – 7:30pm

Drinks reception

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