Cartoon Business 2017: Belfast, Northern Ireland

When: 9 May 2017
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More content, more viewers but fragmented across even more platforms: The new media landscape is reshaping the business of financing, distributing and exploiting animation programmes.

24 international speakers will come to Belfast to share best practices, original case studies, and give their entrepreneurial vision of the future.

Keynote from Patricia Hidalgo (Cartoon Network)

  • Patricia Hidalgo (Senior VP, Chief Content and Creative Officer, Kids EMEA and International at Turner Broadcasting Systems Europe)

Structuring Financial Deals – Attracting Private Investment

  • John P. Gleeson (Global Head of Media at Grant Thornton International)
  • Vanessa Chapman (MD at VJC Media & Specialist in Content and Business Strategy)
  • Michael Hirsh (CEO & Chairman at Wow! Unlimited)

International Strategies of European Groups

  • Jo Daris (Head of Operations at m4e/Studio100)
  • Giles Ridge (Executive Producer, SVP Content & Brand Development Consumer Products at ITV Studios)

The Distribution Market: Who is Buying Animation Programmes

  • Marie Congé (Head of Sales & Business Development at GO-N International)
  • Nick Gawne (Chief Operating Officer at eOne Family)
  • Henrietta Hurford-Jones (Director of CBeebies Investment at BBC Worldwide Channels)

Structural Changes Facing Broadcasters

  • Sarah Muller (Head of Children’s at Channel5)
  • Cheryl Taylor (Controller at CBBC)

Creating and Launching internationally an original IP

  • Josselin Charier (Co-founder & Executive Producer at Studio HARI)

New Business Opportunities: Online Strategies and Monetization Models

  • Michael Hirsh (CEO & Chairman at Wow! Unlimited)
  • Roch Lener (CEO at Millimages)

Focus on Northern Ireland Animation

  • Fionnuala Deane (Producer at Dog Ears)
  • Richard Gordon (Head of Finance at JAM Media)
  • Grainne Mc Guinness (Co-owner / Managing Director at Paper Owl Films)
  • Andrew Reid (Head of Production at Northern Ireland Screen)
  • Colin Williams (Creative Director at Sixteen South)

Why Are Digital Platforms Market Changers

  • Ed Galton (CCO & Managing Director at CAKE Entertainment)
  • Nick Walters (Founder & CEO at Hopster)

Brexit: Understanding What May Come Next

  • John P. Gleeson (Global Head of Media at Grant Thornton International)
  • Helen Brunsdon (Director, ANIMATION UK)

The Best Time to Launch Licensing & Merchandising 

  • Marina Narishkin (Director at TF1 Licensing)

Crowdinvesting and Crowdfunding

  • Carlos Silva (President & COO at Seedrs)
  • Jean-Samuel Kriegk (Business Developer at KissKissBankBank)

We are pleased to offer a special rate for producers whose company is based in the United Kingdom and Ireland: 350 EUR (instead of 400 EUR). Please use the code SPE186 in our online form.

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