Take a Break: Co-Production and Maximising tax incentives
Presented by BAFTA & IFTA in association with Sargent-Disc - 22nd January 2015
6.30pm-7.30pm: Panel Event plus audience Q&A | 7.30pm-8.30pm: Drinks reception
A thoroughly enjoyable and informative evening took place at BAFTA, Piccadilly on Jan 22nd with BAFTA & IFTA hosting ‘TAKE A BREAK: Co-Production and Maximising Tax Incentives’, sponsored by Sargent Disc. A full house of Irish and UK Film Producers and members of the wider industry from both Academies were in attendance. Discussing the recently enhanced tax incentive for Film & Drama were panellists James Flynn, (Producer) Octagon Films, Mark Byrne (Head of Business Affairs) Element Pictures, John Gleeson (Head of Media) Grant Thornton, Frith Tiplady (Head of Production) Tiger Aspect, chaired by Isobel Davis (Head of International, BFI).
The enhanced tax incentive which came into effect on January 21st, offering up to 32% tax credit programme for film & television productions made in Ireland. The panel discussed their own first-hand experience of financing and producing across film and television drama while giving a great insight into how the financing model works and how British producers can benefit from this new tax incentive. The discussion garnered a host of questions from the floor making for an informative & interactive discussion followed by a networking reception for all those in attendance. Pictures coming soon.