ITV announces £500k development fund for indies

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ITV has announced a £500,000 development fund targeted at the independent sector to help producers during the coronavirus lockdown.

The fund, which was unveiled today by director of television Kevin Lygo, is designed to accelerate the search for new ideas and content, particularly in non-scripted.

Lygo said: “ITV’s success is based on the ideas that are brought to us by indies from across the UK and we don’t want that to stop.We have this money specifically available to ramp up development over the next few months so we can hit the ground running when current restrictions are lifted.”

“If you have an idea for us, especially in the unscripted space, we are in a position to help fund that immediately. We want to reassure the indie community - small or big, regional or London - that ITV is very much open for business and we have the resource to invest in ideas for the channel.”