Manimation 2013: Going Global

Thurs 21st November 2013, 10.30am – 6.30pm The Landing, MediaCityUK

How to take your animation to the international marketplace. Who’s buying, who’s co-producing, how does the UK tax break work and how do subsidies, funding  and audience trends in other territories impact on projects?

robin lyons copyConfirmed speakers

Robin Lyons (MD Calon Ltd)  Keynote speaker

Alison Stewart (Head of Production, Animation and Acquisitions, CBeebies)
Anna Mansi (Head of Certification, BFI)
Moses Nyachae (Director, Film & TV, Saffery Champness Accountants)
Adam Selly (Founder, Union Media – Distribution and Funding)
Nikki Collier (Partner, Industry Media – Business Affairs)
Jane Hyndman (Senior Business Affairs Manager,
David Curry (Cutlass TV)
Mike Robinson (Mike Robinson Consulting and Cosgrove Hall Fitzpatrick)
Jules Coke (CEO, Squint Opera)


  • 10.30am  Coffee and registration
  • 11am        Welcome & Keynote opening address by Robin Lyons
  • 11.40am  Panel 1 – The UK Tax Break (Ana Mansi,  Moses Nyachae)
  • 12.30pm  Lunch and networking
  • 1.30pm   Panel 2 – Making the Deals & Making it Pay (Robin Lyons, Adam Selly, Jane Hyndman, Nikki Collier)
  • 2.15pm   Building your Co-pro Partners (Robin Lyons, Alison Stewart)
  • 3.15pm   Case studies
  • 4.15pm   One to one meetings with experts
  • 5pm   Networking drinks until 6.30pm


Manimation daytime events are free to Greater Manchester-based SMEs, when signing up to two or more of the daytime events, thanks to funding from MIDAS and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). There is a free evening social event associated with Manimation Going Global.