CMC Animation Exchange – Overview

Posted on: Monday 15 April 2013 1:44pm

CMC Animation Exchange audienceThe CMC Animation Exchange was a comprehensive review of what’s currently known about the UK Animation Series Tax Incentive, which came into operation in the first week of April.

Staged by the CMC on April 4th at the BIS Conference Centre in Westminster, and supported by UK Trade and Investment and Creative Skillset (with a celebratory drink at the end provided by Aardman Animations) the day saw over 150 delegates packed into the conference space.

CMC Animation Exchange panel generalAs someone remarked… “who’d have thought that so many animators would sit still for so long to hear tales of taxation!”

The topic was highly relevant and timely for the animation industry, which now needs to get to grips with the complexities of qualifying for and operating the tax break.  Event Producer Helen Brunsdon took the topic further too – with explorations of how the new financial incentive might affect producers’ relationships with funding bodies, broadcasters, and co-peoduction partners – especially in territories which have tax incentives of their own.

CMC Animation Exchange receptionRecognising the holistic nature of much of the entertainment business, the meeting also heard from the Chief Executive of UKIE the games association on how the related tax incentive for games-makers was shaping up.

Each of the sessions at the event is reported in full in the CMC Blog archive.  Just scroll down to get a complete impression of the day and its insights.

Or session by session:
The Keynote
Panel: Qualifying
Presentation: The Games Tax Break
Panel: Fulfilment
Panel: Working in the Real World
Panel: The International Perspective
Panel: Training Initiatives and Feedback

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