FRIDAY – OCTOBER 4, 2019
8:30 – 9:15 am
Registration and Morning Coffee
9:15 – 9:30 am
Welcome and Opening Address
- Katherine Winston & Amy Baker, Co-Founders, Winston Baker
- Judith Chan, Executive Director, Media Banking, Coutts & Co.
9:30 – 10:30 am
State of the Film & TV Industry
Earlier this year, statistics released by the British Film Institute (BFI) revealed that cinema admissions in the UK are the highest they’ve been since 1970 – an improbable boom for a country on the political edge. Hear from leading film and television executives as they breakdown the economic trends and what it might mean for the industry’s current state and future.
OPENING PRESENTATION BY:
- Julia Lamaison, Head of Research and Statistics, British Film Institute
FOLLOWED BY PANEL DISCUSSION WITH…
- Simon Cornwell, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Ink Factory
- Andrew Boswell, Commercial Director, Twickenham Studios
- Sara Curran, Founder and CEO, Tricycle Talent
- Moderated by: Phil Hunt, Managing Director, Head Gear Films
10:30 – 11:00 am
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Money and Media: Financing Content, Companies and Consolidation
In this session we will look at the business of investing in media, from funding content to financing the companies which originate and distribute the content. We will also discuss merger and acquisition (M&A) trends in the UK and Europe.
- Lindsay Conner, Partner and Leader, Manatt Entertainment Group, Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
- Patrick Bradley, Founder and Managing Partner, Station 12
- Stephen Kovach, Partner and CFO, Vine Alternative Investments
- Louise Pedersen, CEO, All3Media International
- Jonathan Norman, Partner, Stella EOC
- Billy Peterson, Founding Partner and CEO, Epic Match Capital
12:00 – 12:30 pm
What Brexit Means for Content Creators Across Platforms
What real impact will Brexit have on the film and TV industry, both in the UK and beyond? The eyes of the world are watching the UK’s parliament as it tries to wade through Brexit. Hear from industry leaders and government officials on how to brace for impact.
- Georg Szalai, International Business Editor, The Hollywood Reporter
- Michael Gooding, Head of Regulatory Affairs, UK & EMEA, A+E Networks
- Jeff Norton, Founder, Awesome
12:30 – 1:30 pm
1:30 – 2:15 pm
How Brexit will Impact Tax Credits
The entertainment economy is booming in the U.K. thanks to tax credits. And with a growing amount of young people who have access to new devices – it seems that the market has the potential to boom even further within the coming years. So in what ways will Brexit impact policies and the potential growth of the industry?
PRESENTATION AND ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION:
- Adrian Wootton, CEO of Film London and British Film Commission
- Darren Drake, Partner, Saffery Champness LLP
- Harriet Finney, Director of External Affairs, British Film Institute
2:15 – 3:00 pm
The Evolving Digital Landscape: What’s Next for Streaming?
Streaming has evolved into a viable global business that now provides both revenues and exposure. What is next on the horizon? How has streaming changed content creation and acquisition? How are changes in UK and European laws likely to transform the streaming landscape? This session will dive into the nuances of the evolving streaming business and explore where streaming revenues and business models are headed. Hear from producers with content on multiple streaming platforms, a new lender for SVOD contracts and a company acquiring and distributing content for social platforms.
- Robb Klein, Partner and Head of Entertainment and Digital Media Practice, Sheppard Mullin
- John Sachs, CEO, Eclipse Global Entertainment
- Wayne Marc Godfrey, Founder/CEO, Purely Capital
- Wayne Davison, Managing Director, Acquisition & Distribution, Little Dot Studios
3:00 – 3:40 pm
Sustainability in the Entertainment Industry from Content to Carbon Footprint
Thanks to companies like Apple, Amazon, Hulu and Netflix — just as the way audiences are engaging with television and cinema has changed dramatically with the rise of streaming services, so too is the way we approach our personal philanthropy. We will explore new ways in which we can participate in sustainability as it relates to the entertainment industry from producing and distributing socially impactful content to finding ways to reduce the carbon footprint of the production process.
- Sam Sutaria, Head of Strategy, Waterbear Network
- Tom Tapper, CEO, Nice and Serious
- Chloe Franses, CEO and Founder, Franses
- Fergus Haycock, Managing Director, Picture Zero
3:40 – 4:00 pm
4:00 – 4:30 pm
Beyond the M25: A Focus on the Nations and Regions
PRESENTATION BY: John McVay, Chief Executive, PACT
4:30 – 5:30 pm
Scaling Up: Globalization and Growth Opportunities
There are pros and cons to globalization. The benefits include greater competition and economies of scale. Hear from strategic experts on how to scale entertainment and media businesses from international sales to co-financing deals and acquiring new media strategies.
- Robert Darwell, Partner, Sheppard Mullin
- Al Munteanu, CEO, SquareOne Entertainment
- Gareth Ellis-Unwin, Academy Award-Winning Producer and Head of Film, ScreenSkills
- Julian Alcantara, Producer and Consultant, Random Character
5:30 – 7:00 pm