Studio Lambert and The Garden bosses Stephen Lambert and Nick Curwin, along with BBC factual chief Alison Kirkham, are among the big names who will appear at Broadcast’s inaugural Indie Summit on 17 March.

Stephen Lambert

The trio are among the 25 confirmed speakers, also including ITV factual commissioner Andrew O’Connell, Drama Republic managing director Roanna Benn and Minnow Films creative director Colin Barr, who will take to the stage for Broadcast’s day-long event to accompany the publication of the annual Broadcast Indie Survey.

The event will revolve around how best to run an indie - with a host of best practice tips to help ensure growth and advice on pitching, finance, rights and securing investment.

The range of indie bosses, commissioners and investors will also discuss the current independent production sector in the UK as well as unpick the results of the Broadcast Indie Survey.

The all-day event will take place at Picturehouse Central in Piccadilly.

Other speakers include:

Kate Beetham
Executive Producer & Head of Development
Plimsoll Productions

Roanna Benn
Managing Director
Drama Republic

Stuart Cabb
Managing Director
Plum Pictures

Tracy Forsyth
Genre Director, Factual Entertainment & Entertainment
BBC Worldwide

Colette Foster
Creative Director
Full Fat TV

Laura Franses
Head of Growth Fund
Channel 4

Neil Grant
Managing Director/Executive Producer
Films of Record

Linda Green
Leading Creative Talent Ltd

Hugo Heppell
Head of Investments
Screen Yorkshire

Liam Keelan
Director, Scripted Content
BBC Worldwide

Michael Kelpie
Managing Director

John McVay
Chief Executive

Steve Nam
Managing Director
Voltage TV

Matt Pritchard
Development Director

Steve Regan
Commissioning Editor for Entertainment
Channel 5

Andrew Sheldon
Creative Director and Founder
True North

Neale Simpson
Head of Entertainment Development

Sanjay Singhal
Chief Executive
Voltage TV

Karen Smith
Managing Director
Tuesday’s Child Television

Matthew Worthy
Managing Director
Stellify Media

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