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Green invests in UK-based Indie Prodco

Richard Green has signed an investment deal with UK-based factual indie prodco Midnight Oil Pictures. The investment follows Midnight Oil’s pitch to investors at Indielab, a business growth programme, last year. Victoria Powell, founder of Indielab said: “We are delighted to see Midnight Oil land an investment deal with Richard. With his unrivalled expertise and support, […]

Viewpoint – Retrans fees profit indies

David Johnson, CEO of full-service rights management company Compact Media Group, argues implementing a retransmission system in the UK would benefit producers and boost creativity. Throughout 2014, the debate between public service broadcasters and UK pay platforms surrounding introducing retransmission fees has consistently reared its head. The UK is the largest and most valuable TV […] buys content finance firm, hires UKTV exec

UK-based production consultancy has acquired independent financing company Anian and hired a UKTV business affairs head to run its scripted content work. Anian assists producers in raising grants and funding from public and private sources such as the EU Media Fund, and advises on unlocking tax credits from territories such as Canada, Australia and […]