Get advice and insight from the best in the indie business with sessions on commissioning, finance, IP and more.
Indie Survey editor Robin Parker reveals the top line findings from this year’s Indie Survey 2017 and what impact these findings will have on the sector.
Plus our expert panel give a strategic overview of the indie markets key opportunities and challenges – while addressing the questions of what it means to be a true indie? Whether being a super indie means more creative freedom? Who are the fastest growing companies succeeding in the eyes of their peers, and if Brexit is affecting global sales?
CHAIR: Robin Parker Features Editor, Broadcast
An already rapidly changing production sector is about to welcome a significant new player – the refocused BBC Studios. How will it be similar to or different from existing indies? What will be the impact of competitive tendering on the whole sector? How is production in the nations and regions evolving, and what will BBC Studios role be in that? Mark Linsey and other senior execs discuss BBC Studios and the trends affecting the sector.
CHAIR: Hannah Gannage-Stewart Senior Reporter, Broadcast
We take a look at the story behind how some of TV’s stand-out shows of the year made it past the gate-keepers and onto our screens? Plus see the sizzles tapes that helped win the commissions. Projects up for discussion include BBC2’s Exodus, Channel 4’s Escape and the as yet untitled children’s horse drama from Netflix.
CHAIR: Tom Avison Head of Studios, 3 Mills Studios
In the non-stop game of musical chairs, genre commissioners and channel controllers discuss how their experience has helped to inform their strategies for running an indie. Plus some invaluable tips on what they learned when they shifted to the other side of the table and key advice on how an indie can become a commissioner’s best friend.
CHAIR: Phil Edgar Jones Director, Sky Arts
Join Tony Humphreys, representing the Department for International Trade, as he offers advice and strategies for how to win commissions or sell shows overseas.
Click here to register and attend this intimate workshop, which will explore how the government can help companies access export markets, broaden their knowledge and set international goals.
*Session available for paid attendees only
The hot topic of the moment – our expert panel debate IP disputes, who owns what and how to protect your ideas whether you are an indie or a producer – get the inside scoop!
CHAIR: Chris Curtis Editor, Broadcast
An expert panel reveals how indies can secure finance for their companies and productions without losing their independence and who are the emerging independents with the new money – get insider knowledge.
CHAIR: Conor Dignam CEO, MBI
Top indie bosses discuss what it takes to expand and maintain your indie business. Hear how to move into new genres, build the best development team, create a worldwide hit, migrate out of London, make it in the US and become the commissioners’ go-to indie.
CHAIR: Ninder Billing Commissioning Editor / Producer