Indielab has announced a cohort of 15 independent TV production companies that will participate in its TV Accelerator program this year.
The selected participants come from across the UK, and were chosen for their work to reflect diversity in gender, ethnicity and accessibility.
The production companies participating in the Accelerator program are At Land Productions, Brown Bred Productions, Chalk Productions, Frieda, Goat Films, Gold Wala, Montrose Pictures, Osprey Television, Other Productions, Oxford Films Glasgow, Studio Crook, Studio Something, Telesgop, Tyrone Productions and Zandland Films.
Between the prodcos, the cohort includes unscripted and scripted content from a variety of genres including feature documentaries, current affairs, music, specialist factual, children’s programming, comedy and primetime entertainment formats. Some of the indies selected prioritize underrepresented voices both on- and off-screen, while others focus on regional and purpose-driven content.
The accelerator will include modules on business planning, investment readiness and identifying opportunities in the TV landscape, as well as focusing on accessibility awareness and inclusive leadership. Channel 4 will support an accessibility seminar, which will look at areas of best practice to promote and support accessibility throughout a business.
The program begins this week and runs until the end of June. It will feature members of the industry offering bespoke master classes and seminars, including a keynote address from Sam Barcroft of Creatorville, as well as other speakers like Daniel Pearl (VP of unscripted UK originals at Paramount+) and Babita Bahal (group head of diversity, equity and inclusion at Fremantle).