Ahead of the inaugural Broadcast Indie Summit, Films of Record managing director Neil Grant explains why it is vital for the TV industry to share its experiences.

Neil Grant

Why is it important to support the Indie Summit?

Opportunities to talk and share experiences openly and collaboratively are few and far between. We are a TV community that can learn from each other, sharing details of what’s worked and what has failed. It’s this sharing of knowledge that helps our industry grow rather than being characterised by the predictable and the mediocre.   

What do you think your background will bring to the Summit?

It’s the range of my factual output from high-end investigations to bold and innovative documentary series to fun docu-soaps that I’ll share. Each time I want to build on what I’ve done before. It’s about being bold and innovative with an agenda to push factual TV. My track record says don’t stand still, be original directly connect with your audience and yet be responsive to channel need.    

What do you think the audience will take away?

The opportunity to quiz such an extraordinary range of creatives – when does that happen? I’m sure the audience will come away feeling inspired – it’s not designed to be a talking shop, top-down event -  but top take out and takeaway.  

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