Channel 4’s Indie Growth Fund has taken a minority stake in the Manchester-based indie Salamanda Media.
Salamanda Media, which specialises in factual entertainment, talent-led factual and formats, is run by Sally Evans and Amanda De Freitas, who between them have more than 30 years’ experience in the industry, and a track record in developing and delivering high calibre shows for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4.
Caroline Murphy, Head of Channel 4’s Indie Growth Fund said: “Salamanda Media is a really exciting new company run by two fantastically creative women who have an incredible wealth of experience in delivering top quality content. Having started Salamanda Media during the pandemic, Amanda and Sally are already working on some very exciting projects and have won two commissions. I’m delighted they’ve joined the Indie Growth Fund’s portfolio of dynamic companies.”
Evans said: “When the odds really should have been against us, we’ve accomplished an extraordinary first year and we’re now absolutely thrilled to be joining the Channel 4 Growth Fund. With their backing and support, I’m excited to see just how high Salamanda Media can fly.”