Indie Growth Fund

Jonathan & Simon Chinn’s Lightbox exits C4’s Indie Growth Fund

Simon and Jonathan Chinn’s London and LA-based production company Lightbox is to exit Channel 4’s Indie Growth Fund (IGF), after its founders agreed a deal to re-take full control of the company they launched in 2014. Lightbox became one of the first companies to join the UK broadcaster’s scheme when the prodco launched seven years […]

UK’s Channel 4 strikes deal for ‘Wedding Guru’ prodco Yeti Media

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has taken a minority stake in Welsh prodco Yeti Media and said it wants to further expand its Indie Growth Fund portfolio. The prodco is behind shows across a wide range of genre, including arts & history, documentaries, features and fact ent and is led by creative director Siân Price. Its […]

C4’s Franses steps down from Indie Growth Fund

Laura Franses, head of Channels 4 (C4)’s Indie Growth Fund, has resigned her post and will step down later this year after three and a half years in the role. Jonathan Allan, commercial director at C4, will lead a process to hire the replacement for Frances. Franses joined C4 in 2014 to help launch the […]