Blogs tagged "PACT"

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 – Keynote: The Times are a changin’ … what lies ahead in a post Brexit future for the screen industries

Posted on: Thursday 17 November 2016 5:01pm by Helen Dugdale

Speaker: Cat Lewis, Nine Lives Media Takeaway: Big changes are coming with Brexit, so lobby to have your voice heard. Organisations such as Save Kids Content UK, PACT and the Creative Industries Federation are working hard to ensure that changes are in the industries' favour. Detail: What lies ahead in post Brexit? Cat talked about how 2016 and beyond is a time of great change, and industry bodies are committed to making the future as much in our favour as possible. She urged everyone in the industry to push their opinions, lobby and use the industry bodies to get their voices heard. Areas Cat touched upon included: PACT, which is working to help independent producers have access to the same materials…

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July 2016

CMC 2016: Report – Making Access Happen

Posted on: Thursday 07 July 2016 2:55pm by Heather McDaid

"Media cannot reflect society, if society is not reflected in the media." How can the kids’ media sector open its doors to a wider range of entrants to the workplace? Takeaways: These conversations have been happening for years, and need to go further Change the system and the way you think to find new people to work with Detail: We start with a video, because sometimes comedy can speak absolute volumes. Jackie Myburgh of BBC Children’s is pleased to say they don’t reflect the video; the BBC has done a lot of work to find diverse talent through schemes. They set and hit recent targets: off screen, 12% BAME, and 3% who are disabled, though she admits there is still…

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