2023 Winter edition – hybrid
November 27 – 30 – in person
December 4-6 – virtual
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Canada – UK Co-Production Forum 2023
Canada – UK Co-Production Forum | November 27, 2023
The Canada – UK Co-Production Forum aims to facilitate conversations between Canadian and UK companies producing screen-based content to explore co-production and collaboration, and to exchange information and ideas.
The CMPA and the High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom are partnering to offer Canadian and UK independent production 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.
Please note that the registration for the Canada – UK Co-Production Forum has closed. If you’re interested in participating, please email Sarolta Csete.
9:00 – 9:30 | Arrival / casual networking
9:30 – 9:45 | Welcoming remarks
- The Honourable Ralph Goodale, High Commissioner for Canada in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, High Commission of Canada in the UK
- Reynolds Mastin, President & CEO, Canadian Media Producers Association
9:45 – 10:30 | Screen sector overview – Canada and UK
In Conversation with Reynolds Mastin, Canadian Media Producers Association and John McVay, Pact. Discussion moderated by Jordan Pinto, North American editor, C21 Media
10:30 – 10:45 | Break
10:45 – 11:05 | ITV’s Acquisition Strategy
Sasha Breslau, Head of Content Acquisitions, ITV in coversations with Prem Gill, CEO, Creative BC
11:05 – 11:30 | The BFI’s Global Screen Fund
Head of UK Global Screen Fund and International Funds, Denitsa Yordanova, will give a presentation on the UK Global Screen Fund focussing on coproduction and how to access funding and submit a strong application. Examples of previously supported projects will be highlighted.
11:30 – 12:00 | Opportunities in Northern Ireland presentation
How can producers maximize opportunities across borders?
Panelists: Proinsias Ní Ghrainne, Commissioning Editor, TG4, Áine Walsh, Head of Irish Language Broadcast Fund, Northern Ireland Screen, Valerie Creighton, President & CEO, Canada Media Fund. Moderator: Anna Mansi, Director of Video Games & Certification, BFI
12:00 – 12:45 | Case Study Panel – ‘Secrets in the Peat’
Exploration of the ins and outs of a Canada-UK co-production
Panelists: Josette Normandeau, Ideacom International (Canada), Seumas Mactaggart, MacTV (Scotland), Maire Bhreathnach, Below The Radar (Northern Ireland) Moderator: Erin Creasey, Director Industry Development, Ontario Creates
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 organizations in the roundtable area, to learn about their programs and how they could help your co-pro project.
Roundtables (room 2)
- Atlantic delegation
- Creative BC
- Indigenous Screen Office
- Northern Ireland Screen
- Ontario Creates
- Telefilm Canada
15:30 – 17:00 | Networking reception
Welcoming remarks by Honourable Steve Crocker, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation, Newfoundland and Labrador
Meet the Canadians – Content London | November 28, 2023
As part of the official Content London programming on November 28, international delegates will have the opportunity to sign up for one-on-one meetings with Canadian producers.
Please note that the registration for the Meet the Canadians session at Content London has closed. If you’re interested in participating, please email Sarolta Csete.
Virtual and in-person meeting scheduling platform | November 28-30 – in person, December 4-6 – virtual
In addition to the in-person event, members will have access to our online B2B meeting scheduling 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 meetings during Content London, and virtual meetings the week after.
May 30, 11:00 AM ET - 12:30 PM ET
11:00 – 11:15 – Canadian screen sector overview
Valerie Creighton, President and CEO of Canada Media Fund, will provide an update of the Canadian screen sector and opportunities for UK collaboration.
11:15 – 11:30 – UK screen sector overview
Chris Curley, Nations and Regions Member Relations and Project Manager, PACT, will share a post-COVID, post-Brexit update on the UK screen sector.
11:30 -12:00 – How to co-pro?
Anna Mansi, Head of Certificiation at the BFI will provide a practical overview of the mechanics of a Canada – UK co-production
12:00 – 12:30 – Overview of the Scottish Screen Sector
Meet Screen Scotland, led by Director of Screen David Smith, for an overview of the Scottish Screen Sector, and to hear more about our funding and support available to Scotland-based producers working in co-production and to productions coming to film in Scotland.
May 31, 11 AM ET - 12 PM ET
Join the Lisa Broadfoot, the CMPA’s Vice-President, Industry and Business Affairs in conversation with UK broadcast executives.
- Navi Lamba,
Head of Talent Development, BBC – Comedy Commissioning
- Philippa Collie Cousins,
Sr Drama Commissioner,
- Nick Lee, Head of Acquisitions + International, Channel 4
May 31, 12 PM ET - 13 PM ET
June 1, 11 AM ET - 13 PM ET
June 2, 11 AM ET - 13 PM ET
To set up your meetings, please create a profile on the B2B meeting platform by clicking on the link below. Once you have access, you will be able to browse profiles and send meeting requests.
All meetings will take place between May 31 and June 2. We encourage producers to start reviewing profiles and sending out meeting requests well in advance of the 3-day session to maximize the number of meetings.
Register on the in-person and virtual meeting scheduling platform
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.