Discover who are the biggest and fastest-growing indies and learn the trends shaping the sector, from consolidation and investment to movements in the regions. Which genres are booming, which are under threat and which indies are winning the most business with the big broadcasters? All will be revealed!

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Sara Geater


Richard Johnston
Endemol Shine UK


Camilla Lewis
Curve Media


Susie Dark
Naked Television


Stephen McQuillan
Icon Films


Rick Murray


David Smith

Mair Davies
Avanti Media



09:00 – 09:30 Registration, refreshments and networking
09:30 – 09:50 Indie Survey Reveal Presentation
09:50 – 10:40 Panel 1 – “State of the indie nation”

Sara Geater, All3Media
Richard Johnston, Endemol Shine UK
Camilla Lewis, Curve Media
Susie Dark, Naked Television
10:40 – 11:00 Break with refreshments
11:00 – 11:45 Panel 2 – “Nations and regions panel”

Rick Murray, Workerbee
Mair Davies, Avanti Media
Stephen McQuillan, Icon Films
David Smith, Matchlight



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Channel 4 Distribution

Channel 4 Distribution

Channel 4 Distribution is the in-house TV sales function of Channel 4. We license content to UK & Ireland broadcasters, bringing specialist expertise and knowledge about both market and content. We have a huge catalogue of shows stretching back to the early days of Channel 4 – including drama and comedy classics as well as well-known formatted series, and a portfolio of the best of British film from Film4. In addition, we work with producers of all shapes and sizes in exploiting some of C4’s most recent titles. This means we’re able to have conversations with broadcasters about bespoke packages that can span the breadth of Channel 4’s iconic output. We’ve sold Channel 4 shows to all the major multichannel groups, including BSkyB, Discovery, UKTV, London Live, Viacom and RTE, as well as the fast growing SVOD platforms including Netflix and Amazon Prime.

We Got POP

We Got POP was founded in 2014 with a vision to lead Film & TV production into a connected, digital, standardised future. In an industry ripe for digital transformation, POP is a pioneering FilmTech start-up driving the future of Production, and has raised £4m investment to date.

Led by Kate McLaughlin and Chloe Chesterton, previously ADs on major feature productions, and with an unrivalled in-house Product Development & Engineering team, POP is built by the industry for the industry.
POP technology has powered 1,200+ productions to date, from commercials to award-winning TV shows, and major feature films across the UK and US.

Universal Production Music

With over half a million tracks, Universal Production Music’s catalogue covers all genres, moods, emotions and project types. Contributing to the collection is an ever-expanding roster of award-winning artists and composers as well as an experienced in-house creative team dedicated to diversity, quality and authenticity. Universal Production Music’s distinguished in-house labels (such as Atmosphere, Bruton & Chappell) are complimented by a wide range of outstanding label partnerships– adding both depth and individuality to their catalogue.

Offering the largest catalogue, bespoke services, music supervision, one to one account management, extensive playlists and an intuitive website, Universal Production Music gives clients the best tools to transform remarkable imagery into a complete audio-visual experience