Broke, defiant and angry – the numbers on UK indy producers

Indy producers are copping a belting in the UK, and research shows you how.

An organisation called Producers Roundtable, which campaigns to improve conditions for producers in the UK, has published the results of a substantial survey. It makes grim reading.

The answers are universal and boil down to a code of practical respect for producers. They speak loudly about some nasty realities of the business. Here is a summary. 

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.