There has been quite a buzz in the film industry across the South of the UK in recent years with exciting blockbuster movies such as Star Wars, Dunkirk and Mission Impossible seeking our great locations to film in. Not to mention of course the huge global success of Downton Abbey filmed at the beautiful Highclere Castle in Bampton Village, Dorset.
Film Expo South is delighted to be back for a third year supporting and celebrating the success and continued growth of our film and creative industry across the South coast.
This year we are holding a unique event designed to highlight the benefits of investing in our vibrant film industry.
On the 25th June we will be holding two seminars at the Southampton Harbour Hotel, Ocean Village, Southampton.
Our first seminar is for anyone interested in investing in film, or who is an IFA (independent financial adviser) responsible for investing on behalf of clients. The seminar title is “BENEFITS, RISKS and TAX BREAKS - ‘How to safely invest in film in the most secure and tax efficient way”. Our panel of experts are Judith Chan (an Executive Director in the Media Banking division of Coutts & Co), Adam Betteridge (Executive Producer & Consultant - Authentic Media Group), James Bramsdon (Partner and Tax Specialist - Saffery Champness) and Neil Calder (Senior Production Executive - Film Finances).The film industry has many myths that have persisted for years that portray film investment as risky.However, as a growth industry the UK government supports investment into the industry through tax incentive schemes such as EIS and SEIS. Our Film Expo South morning seminar will bust those long-held myths and explain how investors can take advantage of legal tax incentives whilst managing risks. No investment is without risk these days, but our panel will describe the tools and insurances used within the industry to help de-risk investment giving you the knowledge to manage risk and enjoy being part of an exciting and creative industry.
Investors Seminar Tickets NOW available. BOOK HERE
Our afternoon seminar on the same day is for filmmakers - students, writers, budding producers, working producers, directors and more, who want to find out more about getting film investment, and how to make their project stand out and progress their film projects. We are exceptionally lucky here in the south to have prestigious universities (Bournemouth, UCA, Solent, Portsmouth, Brighton and Falmouth Universities ) renowned for growing film industry talent along the south coast.
If you have a project ready for investment, or would like to find out how to get ‘investment ready’ you should take up this opportunity to attend and find out from the experts what attracts investment and why.
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We are delighted to be holding the event at the brilliant new Southampton Harbour Hotel in Ocean Village, Southampton. This brand new exiting venue offers a great setting, as well as a mini cinema for potential investors to view the film samples producers are looking to fund to their next production phase.
Join the ‘Film Buzz’ on the UK’s beautiful South Coast, with our expert panel of industry speakers, you won’t be disappointed!
Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to hear from the best film industry minds on investment, insurance and production. Tickets NOW available
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