UK Animation – Open for Business

10.00- 10.30Delegates arrive and check in.Coffee and Networking
10.30- 10.35Welcome and Introduction

  • The tax break – a new start for UK animation


Greg Childs (CMC)
Gina Fegan (UKTI)
Introductory presentation
10.35-11.15Panel – Qualifying and fulfilment

  • What makes it British?
  • What spending qualifies?
  • Process, accountancy, and getting your ducks in a row
Moderator: Mike Watts (Novel Entertainment and PACT)
Anna Mansi (Head of Certification, BFI)
Moses Nyachae (Director- Film & TV, Saffery Champness)
Oli Hyatt (Blue-Zoo and Animation UK)
11.15-11.45BreakStructured networking
11.45-12.00UK Training plansModerator:  Ken Anderson (Red-Kite Animation)
Kate O’ Connor (Executive Director & Deputy CEO, Creative Skillset)
12.00-12.45Panel – Working in the Real World and with an International Perspective

  • What are the restrictions?
  • How will the tax break work for international partners?
  • Is it compatible with MEDIA and other forms of funding?
  • How will it work with current treaties?
  • How will banks and gap financiers support?
Moderator:  Mike Watts (Novel Entertainment and PACT)Panelists:
Jackie Edwards (CBeebies)
Genevieve Dexter (Serious Lunch)
Sarah Muller (CBBC)
Ken Anderson (Red-Kite Animation)
Marc Dhrami (Alphanim Gaumont)
Oli Hyatt (Blue Zoo and Animation UK)
12.45- 1.30pmLunchNetworking 

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