Meridian Line Films Selected as One of Channel 5’s BAME Indie Partners
October 3, 2019
Meridian Line Films will be one of nine indies across the UK to be nurtured by Channel 5 under its new BAME scheme. The BAME Scheme is the successor to last year’s ‘small regionals’ initiative, which resulted in almost £4m worth of commissions and 35 hours of content for the broadcaster.
Meridian Line Films will now be assigned a commissioner mentor and will also receive development funding.
The BAME-led indies selected for the scheme hail from across the UK, with Meridian Line Films being one of two indies selected from Yorkshire.
Nacressa Swan, co-founder of Meridian Line Films, said: ‘We’re thrilled that Channel 5 have chosen to partner with us. It’s an exciting opportunity for Meridian Line Films to work alongside the channel of the year.’
Ben Frow, the Channel 5 controller, commented that as a result of the BAME scheme, he hopes to see ‘new mainstream commissioned programmes in the peak time schedule’.