Be Ready for Brexit

Date: 24 October 2019
Venue: Wellcome Collection
Cost: Free

Be Ready for Brexit was an afternoon which provided the information needed to prepare for Britain’s departure from the EU.

Date: Thursday 24 October 2019
Venue: Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1
Times: 2-6.30pm
This was a free event funded by the government’s Business Readiness Fund.



Animation UK and CMC partnered to produce Be Ready for Brexit – tailored information for the animation and kids’ content TV and digital production communities, distributors and media freelancers.

Full coverage in text or video, and PowerPoint slides are available for each session in the list below.

  • The Future of Funding – access to funding opportunities and European market events beyond the Media Fund.
  • The Future of Finance – co-production, trade treaties and sources of co-finance, tax incentives and support.
  • Export and Import Issues – how sales and licensing activity will be impacted, the tax implications of revenue from outside the UK, data issues, trade marks and the impact of “county of origin” rules.
  • Workforce, Skills and Employment – immigration arrangements, employment contracts and access to training.


Liz Brion (Head of Media Tax, Grant Thornton)
Victoria Burnip (Partner – Employment and Business Immigration Law, Doyle Clayton)
Éamon Chawke (Partner, Briffa)
Genevieve Dexter (Founder & CEO, Serious Lunch Distribution & Eye Present Productions)
Jack Powell (Senior Policy Analyst, BFI)
Hari Prabu (Policy and Events Officer, Creative Industries Federation)
Robert Specterman-Green (Director, DCMS)
Michael Stretton (Royalties Controller,  C.C. Young and co)
Huw Walters (Director, Industry Media)
Alison Warner (MD, Blue Zoo Rights)

Data Protection

This event was funded by the government’s Business Readiness Fund. By signing up to Be Ready for Brexit, you agree to the transfer of personal information between The Children’s Media Conference Limited and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy for their records.