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Pact UK unveils accelerator programmes alongside Leeds HQ

UK trade body Pact has unveiled two accelerator programmes for producers based outside London on the back of launching a regional headquarters in Leeds. The Business Accelerator is focused on enabling producers to better run their business from a commercial perspective, and will see Pact offer a free range of services, such as one-to-one advice, […]

TBI Weekly: Brexit fallout signals more competition for UK businesses

One week away from the UK’s Brexit deadline, it remains unclear what the country’s quest to exit the European Union really means, but one thing industry players are certain of is that an exit from the territory will ensure more competition for the UK’s production and broadcast businesses. While many are reluctant to catastrophise over […]

Chinese think tank seeks UK partner for $1.5m doc

A Chinese think tank is searching for a UK specialist production company to partner with on a new documentary project worth $1.5m (£1.2m). The senior producer of the documentary project Ms Huang Wei is visiting London this week as a participant in Pact’s UK China Creative Exchange programme with the aim of collaborating with a […]

Pact sets legal framework for UK-China co-pros

Pact, the UK producers trade association, has established a new legal framework designed to protect the sharing of confidential ideas and intellectual property between UK-Chinese co-production partners. The new framework is designed to foster deeper collaboration between British and Chinese content producers and stimulate trade by protecting and promoting the co-creation of ideas. Pact’s new […]

China’s new TV frontier offers short-form opportunity

Ahead of UK trade body Pact’s UK China Creative Exchange event in London next week, Danny Fenton, CEO of Zig Zag Productions, urges producers to look to China for a new frontier of opportunity, including lucrative new avenues for short-form content.  Geographically speaking, you’d be hard pressed to find an area of our industry quite […]

Pact to open Leeds post to support TV growth in UK’s nations and regions

UK trade body Pact is set to open a new office in Leeds to aid members of the organisation from the nations and regions to grow their businesses. Pact will open its new office, which will host a new ‘out of London’ (OoL) team by summer 2019. The new positions will be tasked with doing […]

Pact organises European pitch event

UK trade body Pact is launching a European pitch event which will see 100 UK production companies gain a chance to pitch projects, seek co-finance and network with influential European broadcasters. Content Without Borders will take place from 19-20 March. Attendees will include Amazon, ARTE, Bonnier Broadcasting, Discovery, France Televisions, Histoire, ORF – Austria TF1, […]

How Brexit will impact the TV sector

As a Brexit deal hangs in the balance in the UK, TBI revisits what the TV industry has to consider in a handy breakdown. Andy McDonald reports. As the UK inches ever closer to its European Union departure date, there is still a huge amount of uncertainty over how Brexit will affect the audio-visual sector. While the […]

UK government unveils details of £60m kids TV fund

The UK government has announced the final details of a £60m (US$78m) fund that aims to halt the decline of UK-produced children’s TV content. First announced in December 2017, the scope of the Contestable Fund has now been confirmed, with up to £57m of the money to be assigned to the Young Audiences Content Fund, […]

MIPCOM: China absent from international trade alliance

A new creative alliance between international trade associations has launched to boost global collaboration, though China is absent from the organisation.  Fifteen trade associations, including the UK’s Pact, will convene at Mipcom to form the Global Creative Alliance (GCA) – a new partnership that will look to boost co-production opportunities for producers.   Trade bodies from […]

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