This Autumn the independent television production sector celebrates reaching a new record of £3.3 billion of revenue in 2019, predominantly driven by international revenues which exceeded £1 billion for the first time. This is a bitter pill to swallow as, at the time of writing, the global coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the industry. With production beginning to resume we all look forward to the production levels returning to both meet the global demand for high-quality content that we know is there as well as showcase the abundance of talent that we are able to attract and develop throughout the life-cycle of production, from edit, to on-screen talent to innovation in edit and post-production.
It still remains a great time to be independent, with new and exciting Indies launching even during the pandemic, and a number of investors and buyers in the marketplace. The cross-pollination of TV, advertising and content looks set to continue to grow and getting your business model and strategy right is key to success. We are privileged to work with a considerable number of media businesses from all the sectors. These range from start-ups (or spin outs), through to established award-winning businesses and we support and advise these businesses on whatever journey they may be on.
Soho has always been the epicentre of the media industry, and our office in Noel Street is perfectly positioned to act for businesses right across this sector. Whether you are based in Soho, starting out in Shoreditch or producing in West London our central location makes it easy for us to get to you, or you to reach us.
Our expertise in the industry in reinforced by strong relationships with PACT and the UK Screen Alliance; and by supporting their members we have valuable knowledge of changes in the terms of trade, advances in technology, market conditions and legislation. As sponsors of the Indielab growth accelerator programme we continue to help independent production companies boost growth and access investment.
The Media team is a blend of technical and practical media-related experience and training. With highly qualified technical people combined with members of our team who have extensive industry experience, we can offer you the correct blend of skills you need to reach your goals. Our extensive knowledge and contacts will ensure that you access the support and guidance that you need to support your success.
“You don’t know what you don’t know” is the constant challenge facing our clients and so we believe in sharing and channelling back our knowledge to you through blogs, seminars and LinkedIn.
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The breadth and depth of our expertise allows us to offer a broad range of services.
A tough environment has prompted advertising production companies to look to expand and branch out into other areas, Companies are looking to engage directly with the client, produce ‘Content’ or create longer form to boost the bank balance.
The UK Ecovis team under the leadership of Stuart has been excellent - focus - execution – reasonableness. The team managed; in part complex circumstances across multiple entities and regions not just with highest level of professionalism and integrity but more importantly helping the companies to improve going forward. It is a pleasure to work with Stuart, Jess and team.
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We are privileged to work with a broad range of clients, from small partnerships to large corporates across our chosen sectors.