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BBC unveils almost 60 prodcos set to benefit from Small Indie Fund

Almost 60 production companies with turnovers below £10m ($12.5m) are to receive support via the BBC’s Small Indie Fund.

The scheme, which launched in 2020 and has previously supported companies including Dreaming Whilst Black firm Big Deal Films, aims to support the growth of small independent production companies from across the UK.

Prodcos can work in drama, entertainment, comedy, factual, daytime and children’s, while film has also been included for this year’s cohort.

The BBC said the 57 companies picked for 2024 represents the highest ever number of diverse-led producers – with 77% (44) companies having at least two individuals in specific leadership roles from one of the following under-represented groups: Black, Asian or minority ethnic, Disabled and/or Working class.

38 companies, representing 67% of this year’s entrants, are based outside of London, with an increase in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the West Midlands on 2023.

The scheme will see around £1.5m invested across the prodcos, with a BBC commissioning editor attached to each company to assist growth.

Companies selected for the 2024 Small Indie Fund:

Northern Ireland

Afro-Mic Productions
Big Mountain Productions
Fabel Productions
HopSkip Studios Ltd
Out of Orbit

Wales

Afanti Media Ltd
Cardiff Productions
Cwmni Da
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Kailash Films
Red Seam

Scotland

Barry Crerar Ltd
Beezr Studios
Flabbergast
Furnace Ltd
North Bridge Media
Pure Leo Ltd
Unified Theory Productions Limited

English Regions

Candle & Bell Limited – North East
MCC Media Ltd – North East
Schnoobert Productions Limited – North East
Wander Films Limited – North East

Candour Productions Ltd – Yorkshire & The Humber
ClockWork Films – Yorkshire & The Humber
Public Dreams Ltd – Yorkshire & The Humber /London

Boudica Entertainment Ltd – North West
EMU Pictures Limited – North West /London
The Fold– North West
Northern Heart Films – North West

FirstLookTV – West Midlands
Full Fat Television – West Midlands
Rural Studios – West Midlands
Walking House Limited – West Midlands

Chalk Productions – South East
Flashing Lights Media – South East
Ten66 Television Limited – South East

Caravan East – East

The Connected Set – South West

London

104 Films
Acme TV Ltd
Big Little Fish Television Ltd
B-Side Production
Gingerbread Pictures Ltd
Greenacre Films
Me+You Productions
Moonspun Films Ltd
Nico Productions Ltd
Parti Productions
Quiddity Films
Rebel Park Productions
Rockerdale Studios
So & So Productions
Sungazer Ltd
The Corner Shop Productions
Turnover Films
Vibrant Television Ltd
Wild Swim Films

Source: www.tbivision.com

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