UK business accelerator Indielab calls for 2022 applications

Victoria Powell

The Indielab Accelerator, which helps UK production companies to grow their business, is calling for applications to the 2022 edition of its programme.

This seventh edition of the scheme will cover topics such as investment and business planning, while adding new sessions to reflect the changing television business and cultural landscape.

These include exploring changing revenue streams and building relationships with global SVODs, an accessibility and inclusion panel, backed by UK broadcaster Channel 4, and sessions on supporting founder development.

The Indielab 2022 TV Accelerator will be open to at least 15 early and mid-stage UK production companies and, in line with Indielab’s mission of being fully inclusive and accessible, the programme actively welcomes applications from disabled, diverse, and female founders/senior executives. Indielab would also like to encourage previously unsuccessful applicants to re-apply.

The 2022 programme will be delivered through a mix of virtual and in-person bespoke masterclasses and seminars from leading industry experts such as Liam Keelan, VP original content, Europe and Africa at the Walt Disney Company. Previous Accelerator participants, such as Matt Campion from Spirit Studios, will also share their experiences and learnings. Virtual events will take place on the Indielab Connect platform.

Victoria Powell, Indielab’s founder and programme director, commented: “We have an excellent track record in giving indies the focused tools they need to grow, and the highly commercial and bespoke nature of our programme is what continues to set it apart. However, a UK indie today needs to be so much more than its UK commissions.

“Our new sessions will help them better navigate the evolving opportunities in the global market and ensure that the creatives at the helm become excellent leaders as their businesses change.”

Entries for the 2022 programme will be open from 14 February with an early bird deadline of 28 February and final deadline of 31 March 2022. All details about the application process and briefings can be found on the Indielab website, here.

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