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The Indie Club and its members are committed to doing all they can to support television production outside London. Television is acknowledged by everyone to have become too London-centric in recent years. This has happened because all the broadcasters and therefore the vast majority of their commissioners are currently based in London. The Indie Club believes it is vital that network television is made throughout the country by people from every sector of society and from different cultural backgrounds, otherwise TV programmes will not reflect the diversity of Britain as a whole.

The Indie Club recognises how hard it is to run a successful independent television company outside London and acknowledges the shortage of jobs for freelance programme makers at every level, but believes that through collaboration, we can help each other become more successful, because as a group, we are stronger than as individuals. There is now an economic term for this strategy – co-opetition, a balance between co-operation and competition that has been vital to the success of many contemporary industrial powerhouses including Silicon Valley.

The Indie Club does all it can to support, nurture and grow the talent base of freelance programme makers in the north, because we recognize it is very tempting for them to move to London, where there are many more television jobs available. Better communication between freelancers and those running indies via the Indie Club's meetings and membership, can help to ensure freelance programme makers in the north are better able to find continual work.

The Indie Club celebrates the success and excellence its members achieve in their work, and ensures this is widely communicated, so that we can all gain confidence from the brilliant programmes that are made outside London.

To find out about our next meeting – click here.

To join the Indie Club – click here.

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