The Indie Club was founded in September 2006 by Executive Producer Cat Lewis (Nine Lives Media) with the backing of several other programme makers running independent companies in the North, including writer Paul Abbott (Abbott Vision), Executive Producer Louise Lynch (Libra Television), Executive Producer Angela Smith (Turn On TV) and Creative Director Alex Frazer (Maverick Television). We now have over 350 members.

At meetings of the Indie Club members can:

  • Form new business relationships with other members and collaborate on projects thereby making them stronger and easier to sell to broadcasters.
  • Share important new industry news, information and gossip.
  • Learn about new slots commissioners are looking to fill.
  • Be inspired by what other programme makers have achieved.
  • Share strategies and ideas on how to thrive despite shrinking 'traditional TV' revenues.
  • Get information about new training initiatives.
  • Forge new relationships to find out about job vacancies or to meet good programme makers or specialists to employ.

Please email the Indie Club at info@indieclub.tv if you:

  • Have a suggestion for a speaker or topic that you would like us to cover.
  • Would like to volunteer to speak at a meeting or become a sponsor of the club.
  • If you want to become a member and be put on our e-mail list to receive information about meetings and new initiatives.

We want to celebrate your achievements – so do let us know about commissions you've achieved, grants you've been given or awards that you or your company have won – so we can put it on this website and circulate it to members. Please add the above e-mail address to the list of people you send your press releases to.

We also want to hear good news stories from members about what The Indie Club has done for you or your company. Please send us an e-mail, particularly if being a member of The Indie Club has helped you get a job or create work through your company. This is a very important, as it enables us to justify the support we're been given by Vision+Media.

To find out about our next meeting – click here.

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