London-based TV accelerator program Indielab has named its inaugural cohort of 16 prodcos set to receive business training, networking and investment opportunities.
Those selected for the program were chosen from a list of more than 100 companies and include Antidote Productions, Lemonade Money, Attaboy, Whitworth Media, Racine Media, Fly Film, The Connected Set, Midnight Oil, Rawcut, Purple Geko, Talesmith, Hey Buddy Films, Goalhanger Films, Sundog, Saltbeef TV and Thoroughly Modern Media.
To be eligible for the program, companies needed to meet a handful of requirements that included being based in London with up to £5 million (US$7.7 million) in turnover and a production slate in place for UK broadcasters.
The 16 London-based indies will receive high-level industry training through a series of masterclasses and workshops. The program will culminate in a pitching event on May 20 set to offer the indies and start-ups – working across all genres – the opportunity to pitch for a private equity investment, worth up to £2 million per firm.
Invitations for the event will be distributed at a later date, but angel investors may register their interest by following this link.
The project, which is focused on helping London’s indie TV producers boost their businesses, was founded in October by former Be Good Films co-founder Victoria Powell.
Indielab is backed by the Mayor of London through the London Enterprise Panel. It is also supported by Creative Skillset’s High-End TV Skills Levy, which contributes to the Skills Investment Fund.