|Julian Bushell & Mike Gould present:a FILM MEANS BUSINESS panel & networking event
! UK TAX SCHEMES FOR FILM !
are they working for you?
a select and varied panel of producers and tax scheme experts give comment hosted by Gina Fegan (Producer and CEO of D-Media Network) organized in collaboration with Non-Multiplex Cinema and Creatives Loop
venue: Deloitte Auditorium, 1st Floor, 2 New Street Square, London EC4A 3TR (map)
7pm drinks & networking,
8pm hosted Q&A,
9.15pm further drinks & networking,
Most people in the film world have heard about tax incentives for investors.
Not all are able to fully understand them or to make best use of what they have to offer.
Current incentives on offer from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) introduced in 1994 and the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) introduced recently in 2012. Both, in essence, provide similar incentive to investors but for different sized enterprises, EIS for larger enterprises, SEIS for the smaller fledgling.
The idea is that film companies raising finance from investors under SEIS will go on to raise finance under EIS, once SEIS funds have been used up.
However, not all companies qualify and there are pitfalls for the unwary.
Here to discuss the accessibility, availability and credibility of UK Tax Schemes, for both investor and filmmaker, is our hosted Film Means Business panel:
Hosted by Gina Fegan. Organised by Julian Bushell and Mike Gould
Managing Director, D-Media, former Managing Director, Screen South
Gina started as a cinema manager, later branching into film finance and production, eventually becoming the MD at Screen South where she headed up the allocation of UK Film Council funding for independent productions in the South East. Now in charge at D-Media, Gina is at the forefront of UK international media marketing and promotions, and is a producer in her own right with Scintilla (2013, executive producer), Devil’s Playground (2010, associate producer) and The Tournament (2009, producer).
|Julian Bushell (Writer/Director, Film Means Business, Non-Multiplex Cinema)
Julian recently started ‘Blur the Line’, a new way to make films by blurring the line between workshops and real productions, marrying this with the latest in film technology, for filmmakers to learn how to produce cinema quality throughout and for actors to perform with the big screen in mind. Details here. He has also completed a sci-fi TV pilot “Memoirs of an Alien” and is working on a horror, thriller feature “The Offering”.
|Mike Gould (Writer/Director, Film Means Business)
Mike recently wrote, produced and directed his first short film, Jeff’s Motto, which completed post-production in May of this year and was shortlisted for Wimbledon Shorts 2013. Later this year, he will be looking to begin pre-production on his trilogy of short films, Themes in Rage. Mike will then be looking to work with producers and seek funding for his comedy feature, Broadway Nights and his supernatural-thriller feature, Twilight Sun.