Blogs tagged "Brexit"

July 2018

CMC 2018: Report – What’s Next For UK Kids?

Posted on: Wednesday 04 July 2018 11:42pm by Catherine Trewavas

Takeaway: In the face of post-Brexit uncertainty, the need for the industry to unite is stronger than ever with regard to future access to European talent and funding. Contestable Fund will affect Public Service Broadcasters and content commissioning. More needs to be done to protect children online and diverse representation can be improved. Detail: Hosting today's session, Stewart Purvis CBE looked ahead to the future of post-Brexit access to talent and funding, the impact of a changing media landscape and how this will affect Public Service Broadcasters (PSB). VT footage of Margot James, Minister for Digital and Creative Industries, commented that “more needs to be done to protect children from a range of online harms”. James also made reference to…

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July 2017

CMC 2017: Report – Trade, Treaties & Taxes

Posted on: Wednesday 05 July 2017 3:58pm by Simon Bor

Micky Rogers, MRM Inc., hosted this session on the burning questions about financing in the shadow of Brexit, and asked the experts: where are the risks and where are the opportunities? Takeaway: Bad news: No deal on Brexit would not be good for the industry Good news: Co-productions under existing treaties will continue to work whatever happens during Brexit negotiations The current tax credit scheme is unlikely to be taken away, having being introduced by Labour and extended by the Conservatives. Detail Rosina Robson of PACT thought that no deal on Brexit would not be good for the industry. What she thinks needs to be agreed is how to ensure UK production continues to be regarded as European, and that the…

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November 2016

Manimation 2016: Report – Panel 4: Money for Nothing? Fund and Flow

Posted on: Thursday 17 November 2016 3:48pm by Tom Jordan

Speakers: Steve Sharman, founder, Blackthorn Innovation (moderator) Erica Darby, Producer, Spider Eye Chris Halliday, Senior Certification Analyst, BFI Tim Patterson, CEO, Larkshead Media Takeaway: Brexit implications for funding are still uncertain, but confidence in your product remains key to securing finance. Detail The main focus of the discussion was the impact Brexit will have on funding for creative industries. Chris Halliday talked about the tax relief scheme for animation companies. His message to delegates was that the BFI are the first port of call for tax breaks for animation. He said tax relief has helped animators in terms of getting a foot in door with broadcasters, and also getting loans against tax relief to get that initial start-up. Knowing that…

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July 2016

CMC 2016: Report – Money Talks

Posted on: Thursday 07 July 2016 11:17am by Helen Dugdale

From concept to creation – finding the funding to make it happen. By guest blogger Helen Dugdale Takeaways Think positively, creatively and work tirelessly to get your hands on the funding and financing available. Brexit doesn’t have to mean Armageddon for the industry! So far nothing has changed with the funding within the EU. This will continue for at least two years, until more is known about the UK’s exit from the EU…  So get your applications in! New funding and financing opportunities could grow out of the UK’s departure. Brexit may bring new ways for UK and France to collaborate together. It’s generally thought that the UK has the strongest writers and France is known for having the strongest…

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CMC 2016: Report – Making it Happen for UK Kids

Posted on: Wednesday 06 July 2016 12:36pm by Heather McDaid

A Question Time-style panel on issues facing children’s media, with focus on the B word: Brexit. Takeaways: There are global opportunities, particularly through YouTube The industry is already used to complex deals, we just need to look further afield and go into new markets to keep doing what we do Detail: With Brexit still sinking in, a Question-Time style panel dealt in the uncertainty for children’s media in a post-EU UK. Chaired by Professor Steven Barnett, the panel featured Labour Peer Lord Waheed Alli, Marc Goodchild, Co-Founder of Gingersnap, David Johnson, CEO of Compact Media Group, Cat Lewis, CEO of Nine Lives Media, Andy Taylor, CEO of Little Dot Studios and Alice Webb, Director of BBC Children’s. The discussion started…

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