All3Media America and Endemol Shine North America are among 30 TV producers that have signed up to indies association PactUS as initial members.
The 30 companies include All3 America and its family of prodcos – namely Bentley Productions, Bogner Content, Commonwealth Unscripted, Company Pictures, ID-TV, Lime, Lion Television USA, Maverick, MME Moviement, North One Television, Objective Productions, Optomen Television USA, Seven Stories, South Pacific Pictures and Studio Lambert.
Besides those and Endemol Shine’s US arm, the others joining are Broderville Pictures, Cineflix, Hot Snakes Media, October Films, ProMedia, Propagate Content, Phiphen Pictures, Punched in the Head, Talos Films and 2CMedia. TV music company Audio Network becomes PactUS’s first associate member.
“With these outstanding independent production companies forming the nucleus of our organisation, and other significant U.S. players poised to join with us in the weeks and months ahead, our attention now turns to giving them all of the support they need to succeed,” said PactUS president David Lyle (pictured).
“Specifically, our aim is to offer them everything to take advantage of emerging opportunities both here and globally, while also helping them to navigate all of the ups, downs and complexities of a vital, constantly evolving independent production business.”
PactUS is the North American arm of UK indies association Pact.
It is sponsoring the USA Pavilion at the Hong Kong International Film & TV Market on March 14-17. PactUS’s executive VP, Matt Gould, will accompany the membership delegation.