Pact, the UK trade body for independent TV and film, is launching Future30, a new initiative to support 30 emerging indies in the country.
The launch comes as Pact celebrates its 30th anniversary, along with a year of activities planned to “showcase and celebrate the disruption, innovation and creativity that indies have brought to the UK production sector over the last three plus decades.”
Future30 invites UK indies to pitch for two years’ free Pact membership, along with a tailored development programme that will grant them access to industry experts to help develop and grow their businesses, alongside the regular member benefits.
Submissions will be judged by a panel of experienced senior producers and successful applicants will be announced at the end of September.
UK indies have been behind global format hits such as Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and internationally popular dramas like The Bodyguard, and it is successes like these that Pact aims to continue to nuture.
Hakan Kousetta, Pact chair and CEO of 60Forty Films, commented: “The Pact Future30 initiative is a fantastic opportunity for up-and-coming content creators to benefit – for free – from all that Pact has to offer – plus a tailor-made development programme and access to senior industry figures.
“I look forward to seeing the entries and working with the successful applicants.”