A popular event on Sunday 19th May at the UK Film Centre was the panel discussion on International Film Finance strategies. The process of film financing remains time-consuming and complex for independent producers, and the panel had some expert advice on tax incentives, co-production, equity finance, bank finance and crowd-funding.
Chair: Laurence Sargent
Joseph Chianese - EP Financial Solutions
Pat Kaufman - previously Executive Director, New York State Governor's Office for Motion Picture and Television Development
Pippa Cross - Producer (Leave To Remain, Desert Dancer)
Chris Curling - Producer (The Zero Theorem, Last Station)
Dominique Malet - from Cofiloisirs
James Bramsden - from film and television tax experts Saffery Champness.
The event was sponsored by Sargent-Disc & EP Financial Solutions