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Tom Van Waveren
Cake Entertainment/ Animation in Europe
CEO & Creative Director/& Vice-Chair
Tom began his career in animation at Nelvana in 1996 as Director of its London office. In 1999, Tom moved to Copenhagen to head up Egmont Imagination as its President where he was involved in the production of over 100 hours of animation. Tom started his own company in 2004 and merged his pipeline of projects with CAKE in 2006. Since that date, he has been responsible for scouting, development and the executive production of all CAKE content. Tom has been nominated three times for a daytime Emmy and is currently overseeing a development slate involving properties from pre-school to animation for 6-12 years as well as overseeing all CAKE’s current productions. He is CEO and Creative Director at CAKE, as well as the Chair of APN, Animation Producers Netherlands, and Vice-Chair of Animation in Europe, where he is working to improve support for the European animation industry.
Keynote Opening Address – A Plan for European Animation
What are the opportunities presented by the new European Preferential Animation Support Plan and the Animation in Europe Association, and how will Brexit impact on British Animation companies' activities in a Europe that has renewed enthusiasm for the animation sector?
Panel 1 – Europe: Potential and Pitfalls
Brexit: what’s known, what’s suspected, what’s feared and where the opportunities lie.