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C21's Content Funding Forum


A full day devoted to every which way to get your programming funded, from the new UK tax credits to crowd-funding models, coproduction treaties, private equity finance, good old fashioned pre-sales and much more. If you want an A-Z of funding options this is a must-attend for anyone in the content business.

The Content Funding Forum is part of Content London, a two-day event made up of three other events; FutureMedia, Propaganda Factory and The International Drama Summit. Each strand is designed for executives working in the international content business to better understand cross-sector opportunities in the ever-changing media and entertainment sector.

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Final agenda

8.30 - 9.15

Your host for the day:
David Jenkinson
Editor-in-chief & managing director

Opening remarks

Funding the future of content
As new channels and platforms provide fresh opportunity, the coproduction and pre-sales landscape changing, and the commercial models around programme finance and distribution changing by the day. What type of programming are leading players looking to invest in, and how are they adapting their operations to stay one step ahead?
Jeremy Salsby, Creative director, Saltbeef Productions
Georgina Eyre, Head of acquisitions, Off The Fence
Peter Emerson, President, eOne TV
Jeremy Fox, CEO, DRG
Tim Mutimer, Head of Non-scripted Programming, Zodiak Rights
Oliver Lang, Controller of Content Investment, BBC Worldwide
David Jenkinson


Session 3
VC Funding Futures: What's it worth
Equity houses continue to invest in both production companies and increasingly in programming itself, but how do they see the current market and what are they looking to spend their money on in the next 12 months? If you are looking for investment this panel of experts is on the money.
Patrick Bradley, CEO, Ingenious Ventures
Jean de Fougerolles, managing director, Ascension Ventures
Stuart Mullin, joint founder, Greenbird
Mike Dicks

Session 4
New funding models case study: Hinterland
Upcoming S4C drama is being produced in Welsh and English, will window broadcast in its local language and on the BBC within weeks, and was pre-sold to Scandinavia off script. How does that happen, and what does it say about the changing shape of international coproduction?
Louise Pedersen, MD, All3Media International
Gwawr Martha Lloyd, content commissioner, S4C
Ed Thomas, creative director and executive producer and co-creator, Fiction Factory
Andrew Baker


Funding futures
Major studios and channels are bidding to take a stake in the best content and the best independent producers. In this session we hear from leading players about what’s on their agenda for 2014 and how they intend to develop their content businesses by investing their money where it counts.
Dan Brooke, chief marketing & communications officer, Channel 4
More speakers to be announced
Mike Dicks

Session 6
Crowd funding Film and TV
In increasing number of producers are now trying to use crowd funding platforms to underwrite development. We bring together an unrivalled panel of experts to discuss the dos and don't of crowd funding content with examples of how to design a strategy that is most likely to succeed.
Nicola Horlick, chairman, Rockpool Investments LLP
Aubrey Levy, founder, Mobcaster
Jennifer Anderson, chief operating officer, Slated, Inc
Emily Mackay, founder, Crowdsurfer
Adrian Hon, co-founder, Six to Start
Richard Shaw, director of development, Lion Television


Session 7
Making the new UK Tax Relief work for you
The new UK Tax Relief is opening up a new world of opportunity for local and international producers. This session provides and A-Z on how to make them work best for you and how to avoid the pitfalls. We hear from leading producers, lawyers, accounts and Film London about making the tax credit work for you.
Produced in association with Film London
Iain Smith, Producer, 24, Seven Years In Tibet, Children of Men
Adrian Wootton, chief executive, Film London and the British Film Commission
Liz Brion, head of media tax, Grant Thornton
Oli Hyatt, creative director, Blue-Zoo
Barry Smith, partner, Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP
David Jenkinson

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