Manimation 2017 is taking place this week, on Thursday 16th November in Manchester!
Curated by Manchester-based Manimation Working Group and organised by The Children’s Media Conference, Manimation is designed to present business and creative inspiration sessions for the region’s animation community under the banner of Manimation. Speakers include broadcasters, commissioners, buyers and animation experts.
We're thrilled to be a part of this year's event with our very own Vice President of Finance & Business Affairs, Louise Cornally, participating as a guest speaker!
Louise works at multi award-winning animation studio Brown Bag Films, home of kids’ TV stalwarts such as ‘The Octonauts’ and ‘Doc McStuffins’. As Vice President of Finance and Business Affairs she has overseen Brown Bag’s success and rapid international expansion. Brown Bag Films has studios in Dublin, Manchester and Toronto. Before joining Brown Bag Films, she was part of Oscar-nominated production company Element Pictures where she worked on dozens of feature films and TV projects, covering different financing structures. These include: ‘The Guard’; ‘The Wind That Shakes The Barley’ and ‘What Richard Did’.
Louise will be one of the speakers on the "Europe: Potential and Pitfalls" panel and is joined by Director of Animation UK Helen Brunsdon, Managing Director and Executive Producer of Factory Phil Chalk, CEO of Jellyfish Pictures Phil Dobree, CEO & Creative Director/& Vice-Chair of Cake Entertainment/ Animation in Europe Tom Van Waveren and panel moderator Senior Consultant/Executive Chair Kate O’Connor.
The panel will discuss Brexit's impacts on the animation industry in Britain and Europe, navigating the known and the unknown and discussing the anxieties and potential opportunites that lie ahead.
The panel will take place on Thursday, 16th November at 10:05am-10:45am in the Event Space, so be sure to pop in!
Director of Operations UK Sarah McQuire, Production Manager Sian Judge and Toon Boom TD Erica Lack from our Manchester studio will also be attending the Manimation event on Thursday, participating in the talent reviews which start at 6pm.
Graduates have been selected from universities around the country, through an opportunity organised via the Manchester Animation Festival. Feel free to pop over and have a chat if you see them there!
You can check out the full speaker line-up for the event on the Children's Media Conference website: Manimation Speakers Line-up 2017