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Senior Certification Analyst
Chris has been part of the Certification Unit team at the BFI for four years. Chris works closely with key stakeholders in government and industry to provide advice and guidance on the application processes for the cultural test, co-production and policy. Since the Animation tax relief was confirmed in April 2013, the BFI certification unit has been working to ensure a straight forward and helpful certification process is in place.
Previously, Chris worked at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport within the Creative Industry team as a Film and Media Policy adviser working closely with industry and the British Film Institute. He moved over to the BFI in 2011 and recently became the team’s Senior Certification Analyst across all four of the creative industries tax reliefs. He has an extensive knowledge of the cultural test and co-production treaties, which are the gateways to accessing the animation tax relief.
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The lowdown on all the tax breaks - animation, games and theatre, with special emphasis on the new live action children's television tax incentive.
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