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ITV has selected five indies from Bristol, Brighton, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales for its regional pilot initiative.

The cohort for the broadcaster's inaugural Amplify: the Regions scheme are Afro-Mic Productions, Blazing Griffin, Bowled Over, Drummer TV and Hello Deer Studios.

Each will receive a brief and £5,000 to work up ideas in consultation with an ITV commissioner.

Greenlit ideas will go through ITV’s standard commissioning process, while the indies can take any rejected projects to other buyers.

A spin-off of the broadcaster’s Amplify scheme, the initiative aims to strengthen and accelerate ITV’s relationship with regional indies and represent stories from across the UK on-screen.

Full details of the selected indies:

Afro-Mic Productions (Belfast)
Genre: Entertainment/factual entertainment
Managing director: Emma-Rosa Dias
ITV commissioner: Louise Major (entertainment)
Previous shows: B&B by the Sea (BBC Northern Ireland); Adrian Dunbar’s Coastal Ireland (Channel 5)

Blazing Griffin (Glasgow)
Genre: Games, post-production, drama, factual
Managing director: Lizzie Gray
ITV commissioner: Callum Dziedzic (drama and comedy)
Previous shows: Who are the Flat Earthers? (BBC Scotland); Anna and the Apocalypse (movie)

Bowled Over (Brighton)
Genre: factual, fact ent
Creative director: Heidi Gomes
ITV commissioner: Louise Major (entertainment)
Previous shows: Good Grief with the Reverend Richard Coles; Narrow Escapes (both Channel 4)

Drummer TV (Bristol)
Company director: Rachel Drummond-Hay
Genre: fact ent, factual, entertainment, children’s
ITV commissioner: Louise Major (entertainment)
Previous shows: Gym Stars (CBBC); Humza: Forgiving the Unforgivable (BBC1)

Hello Deer Studios (Brecon)
Head of unscripted: Gavin Henderson
Genres: factual; fact ent; scripted
ITV commissioner: Nicola Lloyd (fact ent)
Previous shows: Richard Parks: Can I Be Welsh and Black? (ITV Wales); Aur Du (Black Gold) (S4C)


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