Co-Production Forum date
Co-Production Forum location
90 York Way, London, N1 9AG, Battlebridge room
Director, Mentorship & International Development
1-800-686-7440 ext. 338
Canada – UK Co-Production Forum 2022
The CMPA is partnering with the High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom to offer Canadian companies the opportunity to gain foreign market insight through masterclasses and panels, as well as the opportunity to expand their professional networks and explore co-production opportunities through a series of 1:1 meetings.
In addition to the in-person event, members will also have access to our online B2B meeting platform to set up meetings in person in London and virtually with interested international delegates. The platform will be set up to schedule in-person and virtual meetings November 29 to December 1. Virtual only meetings can be scheduled on the platform December 5-6.
The application deadline for the Canada – UK Co-Production Forum passed on November 4th.
Register on the online in-person and virtual meeting scheduling plaform
Set up meetings in person in London and virtually with interested international delegates. The platform will be set up to schedule in-person and virtual meetings November 29 to December 1. Virtual only meetings can be scheduled on the platform December 5-6.
To register create a profile on the B2B platform, please click on the link below. Once you created your online profile, you can start browse and download producer profiles and request meetings, send messages right away.
Dawn McCarthy-Simpson MBE, Managing Director of Business Development & Global Strategy at PACT’s presentation on a post-COVID, post-Brexit update on the UK screen sector.
Resources from Telling our Stories – Representation in the Screen Sector
Resources from our panel conversation on how to facilitate equitable representation in the screen sector with panelists from the Black Screen Office, the Indigenous Screen Office, the Creative Diversity Network, and the BBC:
- ON-SCREEN PROTOCOLS & PATHWAYS: A Media Production Guide to Working with First Nations, Métis and Inuit Communities,Cultures, Concepts and Stories
- Creative Diversity Network Diamond resources
- Being Seen: Directives for Creating Authentic and Inclusive Content
- Being Counted: Canadian Race-based Audience Survey
- Being Heard: Black Canadians Working in the Screen Industries
- Creative BC EDI Workforce Development – Creative Pathways
Co-pro check list
Considerations for next co-production – a discussion with producers from British Columbia and Wales on their current co-production project, including do’s and don’ts and helpful tips for a successful partnership.
Co-Production Agreement Questions to Consider
- Will all rights in the underlying IP be transferred to the co-production or will some rights be held back? When will these rights revert
- How much will each party contribute to the costs of development and who has control over these funds? Who will prepare the development budget? What will the party with IP receive for underlying rights if the production is made? Will there be any reimbursement for costs incurred prior to the start of the co-production
- How will responsibility for making applications for development financing be shared and in whose name will these applications be made?
- How will decisions regarding the production budget be made?
- Who is responsible for raising production financing and determining if enough financing has been secured to go into production? Will a bonus or fee go to one party if they are able to secure a significant piece of financing? Will a single purpose production company be incorporated once financing is committed? If so, how will it be structured? Who will oversee interim financing, if any?
- What roles will be played by the parties and what fees will be payable for those roles? If a role is to be shared, who will have final decision-making authority? How will the overhead component of the budget be shared?
- Who will have final decision-making authority for creative decisions?
- Who will have final decision-making authority for financial decisions?
- Who will be responsible for exploitation of the production, once completed?
- Who will hold copyright and how will revenue from the production be shared?
- Who will be responsible for production accounting and what rights of inspection will the other party have?
- What happens if the rights in the production revert (generally because the parties are unable to raise enough financing to go into production)? To whom do the rights revert and on what conditions?
10:00 – 10:15 | Welcoming remarks
Laura Lumsden, High Commission of Canada in the UK; Sarolta Csete, Canadian Media Producers Association
10:15 – 10:35 | Canadian screen sector overview
Valerie Creighton, Canada Media Fund
Valerie Creighton, President and CEO of Canada Media Fund, will provide an update of the Canadian screen sector and opportunities for UK collaboration.
10:35 – 10:55 | UK screen sector overview
Dawn McCarthy-Simpson MBE, PACT
Dawn McCarthy-Simpson MBE, Managing Director of Business Development & Global Strategy at PACT, will share a post-COVID, post-Brexit update on the UK screen sector.
11:00 – 11:15 | Break
11:15 – 12:00 | Telling Our Stories – Representation in the Screen Sector
Moderator: Prem Gill, Creative BC; Panelists: Joan Jenkinson, Black Screen Office; Kerry Swanson, Indigenous Screen Office; Deborah Williams OBE, Creative Diversity Network; Iyare Igiehon, Creative Diversity Partner, BBC
Join us for a conversation on how to facilitate equitable representation in the screen sector with panelists from the Black Screen Office, the Indigenous Screen Office, the Creative Diversity Network, and the BBC.
12:00 – 12:45 | ‘How to Co-Pro’ – A Guide to Canada-UK Co-Production
Moderator: Anna Mansi, British Film Institute; Panelists: Tina Pehme & Kim Roberts, Sepia Films; Nora Ostler Spiteri & Gethin Scourfield, Triongl
Anna Mansi, the BFI’s Head of Certification, will lead a discussion with producers from British Columbia and Wales on their current co-production project, including do’s and don’ts and helpful tips for a successful partnership.
12:45 – 14:00 | Networking lunch
14:00 – 15:30 | B2B meetings (room 1) & roundtables (room 2)
Delegates will be allocated a meeting schedule to connect with other producers interested in co-production opportunities. Other delegates not in scheduled meetings are invited to meet with organisations in the roundtable area, to learn about their programs and how they could help your co-pro project.
15:30 – 17:00 | Networking reception
Meet the Canadians event at Content London
As part of the official Content London programming on November 29, international delegates will have the opportunity to sign up for one on one meetings with Canadian producers.
The application deadline for the Meet the Canadians event passed on November 4th.
Date: November 29, 13:30 – 14:30
Location: 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG, Hall 3