WFTV Event: Indie TV Production Company Investment: Potentials and Pitfalls

25th January 2017 18:30

Are you a fledgling Indie TV production company thinking about how investment might help you? Then look no further than this insightful session from our friend Victoria Powell from Indielab.

Investment in your production company could be seen as the holy grail of TV production, but it’s certainly not something you want to jump into blindly. Before you even start the process you need to know the lay of the land and with an incredibly successful accelerator investment programme behind them, Indielab are here to help.

Topics covered during the session will be:

  • Investment vs organic growth
  • What investors are looking for?
  • What investors are out there?
  • What it will be like to work with an investor?
  • Preparing your business plan and materials
  • The legal process
  • Getting your house in order (rights, employment contracts etc.)

It will also be a chance to hear more about their 4-month programme of high-level briefings and masterclasses on business strategy and investment-readiness and how you can apply. With the 2016 inaugural cohort class expected to see a total of £4.9 million added to their revenue across the next 18 months, an average of £350,000 per company – this is an event you don’t want to miss!

Victoria will be joined by Sarah Lazarides, a Partner at Harbottle & Lewis law firm.

Please arrive from 18:30 for a prompt 19:00 start

Indielab is the leading growth programme in the TV sector, helping content companies boost growth and access investment.

Indielab accelerator takes place from March-June each year. High-level briefings from 50+ industry leaders and master-classes on business growth and investment-readiness help ambitious companies find the contacts, knowledge and investment they need to succeed. Indielab is backed by the Mayor of London.

Twitter: @weareIndielab



Indielab’s founder and chief executive Victoria Powell leads the organisation.  She founded Indielab in 2015 to open up the finance market for TV Indies and enable new routes to investment.

Victoria is a former TV producer and co-founder of V Good Films, which was acquired by Illumina (then part of All3 Media) in 2008. She has served an advisor to the Shadow Minister for Media and Communications and is a member of the Access to Finance committee, a sub group of the Creative Industries Council, the joint forum between the creative industries and UK Government.




Sarah Lazarides advises clients on a broad range of commercial issues in the media and entertainment sector, primarily surrounding the development, production, distribution and exploitation of rights in the film, television and theatre industries. She acts for a wide range of clients including film and television producers, major US studios, writers, directors and artists. Sarah has provided industry specific legal support on a number of corporate deals involving independent production companies, acting for clients from across the market, from established Emmy award winning producers to newly established companies receiving their first investment. In 2016 this included investments from, amongst others, BBC Worldwide, Fremantle, All3Media and LionsGate.


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Wednesday 25 January
From 18:30 – 20:30 Prompt 19:00 start
Theatres Trust
22 Charing Cross Rd