The UK’s Children’s Media Conference (CMC) has launched the CMC Animation Exchange, a one-day event that will explore implications of the upcoming UK Animation Series Tax Break for animation producers and their global partners.
Taking place on April 4 at the BIS Conference Centre in Westminster, the event will dissect the various elements of the new tax incentive, which will come into effect next month. Sessions include overviews on how to qualify, how to account, how to work with funding bodies and broadcasters, and how it will affect foreign partners such as co-producers.
The event will feature a host of expert speakers, including Sarah Muller (CBBC), Jonathan Berger (Harbottle & Lewis), Liz Brion (Grant Thornton), Irene Weibel (Nelvana Studio), Canada), Mark Dhrami (Alphanim, France), Kate O’Connor (Creative Skillset) and Rosemary Klein (Rights TV). Oli Hyatt, Chair of Animation UK, will open the event.
The long-awaited tax incentive has been designed to revive interest in the UK animation sector.
The next major date in the CMC calendar is the annual Children’s Media Conference, which will take place from July 3 to 5.