Guest Speakers: John Gleeson, Naoise Barry and Nigel Burke
3pm-4.30pm, Europe House, SW1P 3EU
A look at the practical aspects of financing films and media projects, and how the UK and Ireland can better work together with mutually beneficial results. Our guest speakers are the leaders in their fields, with decades of direct experience in film commissioning, tax regulations, co-production and international incentives in Ireland and the UK.
John Gleeson is a Grant Thornton Partner and heads up the firm’s Media practice.
John has over 19 years commercial experience in providing tax advice to individuals and corporates across a broad range of issues and tax heads. He has particular experience in financing film and television projects, having raised over €400million in Section 481 finance across 175 individual film, television and animation projects in the last 10 years.
Nigel Burke is a Partner in Saffery Champness’ London office, which provides specialist financial, accounting, audit and taxation advice in the media sector. Nigel has a comprehensive understanding of tax structured film and TV finance and other UK and overseas funding with a particular focus on due diligence, business plan preparation, financial modelling and the valuation of TV and film rights. He lectures regularly on film and TV incentives and the UK’s Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS).
Naoise Barry is Head of Production at Pinewood Productions Ireland, which provides International clients with production services on location in Ireland. The company specialises in the making of feature film & TV drama series, delivering Ireland's 32% film & TV tax credit, budgeting, scouting, scheduling, local crew & facility sourcing, and Government liaison. Previously Naoise spent 14 years at the Irish Film Board as Film Commissioner, financing international productions, including THE TUDORS, VIKINGS, PENNY DREADFUL, RIPPER STREET, and the Oscar Nominated ALBERT NOBBS. He also forged strong links with Tourism Ireland to maximise the promotional opportunity provided by high profile international movies & TV drama choosing Ireland as a film location.
This talk will be of particular interest to producers who are, or wish to be involved in co-production. But with such a treasure trove of speakers, there will be something for everyone with an interest in film.
This event is part of a Tangible Leadership Series Seminar run in conjunction with Tangible Ireland: ‘Rocky Road to London’.
Join us for tea and coffee from 1pm
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