CMC Animation Exchange 2016


Date: Thursday 10 March 2016, 10am-6pm
The Westminster Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0ET

The CMC brings you the fourth in our Spring Animation Industry Seminars – perfectly timed to lead into the British Animation Awards on the same evening.

Download the full programme for this event

The Animation Tax Break has transformed the animation industry in the UK.  The CMC Animation Exchange was our response.

MessyPoses_Fur_HighRes_HappyConfirmed speakers include:

Andrew Baker
(Kidscave Entertainment)
Sophie Boé (Canal+)
Tony Collingwood (Collingwood and Co.)
David Curry (Cutlass Productions)
Genevieve Dexter (Serious Lunch)
Jackie Edwards (BBC Children’s)
Nina Hahn (Nickelodeon)
Oli Hyatt  (Blue Zoo Animation)
Rosemary Klein (REMM Business Affairs)
Jeff Kranzdorf (Film Roman)
Solveig Langeland (Sola Media)
Charles Leveque (Harbottle and Lewis)
                                                           Greg Lynn (Adrenalynn Entertainment)
                                                           Anna Mansi (BFI)
                                                           Kate O’Connor (Senior Consultant)
                                                           Pietro Pinetti (Studio Bozzetto)
                                                           Orion Ross  (Disney)
                                                           Mark Rowland (Compact Media Group)
                                                           Tim Searle (Tiger Aspect)
                                                           Harvey Shackleton (Compact Media)
                                                           Deborah Thorpe (The Television Affairs Consultancy)
                                                           Lindsay Watson (CANUK Productions)
                                                           Alix Wiseman (Aardman Animations)
                                                           Xie Yang (China Film Studio, China Film Group)

It offered:

  • End-to-end information on applying for and managing the tax break process – with plenty of tips to ensure your application hits the mark.
  • Explanations of the range of investment opportunities available for animation productions.
  • Exploration of new platforms and new routes to funding.
  • The chance to hear from and meet key commissioners and investors at one-to-one meetings.

In 2016 the Animation Exchange had an international feel as guests joined us from a number of overseas territories – with opportunities for one-to-one meetings bookable on the day.


10am Registration and Coffee
10.30am-1pm Sessions
1pm Lunch (provided)
2-4pm Sessions
4.15-6pm One-to-one Meetings & Networking Drinks

One to One Meetings

One to one meetings were available to book on the day. Meetings were available with speakers PLUS special guests: Ryan Beaird (LIMA), Marc Goodchild, Irene Li (Mega Media, China), Ma Lin and Grace Tian (Magic Mall), Lucy Pryke (CBBC) Adam Selly (Union Media), Alison Warner (Technicolor) and Andy Wright (BFI).

CMC Animation Exchange was supported by Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund, which is funded by the BFI with National Lottery funds, through the Skills Investment Fund.






CMC Animation Exchange was supported by UKTI