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Leading the Way in Animation: Management Development Seminar for Animation Studios
03 Dec 2019 : News Desk
Management Development Seminar
Animation Ireland in partnership with Animation Skillnet, The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and Screen Skills Ireland are hosting a half day seminar on Leading the way in Animation: a Management Development Seminar for Animation Studios .

This seminar will give practical advice and share first-hand experience from well-known Irish and UK animation studios (Blue Zoo, JAM Media, Pink Kong Studios, Daily Madness, elk.Studios).

Throughout the seminar, participants will look at the management development of an animation studio, IP commercialisation, markets, funding, co-productions, broadcasters and securing deals, managing teams, and discuss the challenges and skills required of a successful and sustainable digital animation production (2D & 3D) in a fast-paced and ever-changing audiovisual landscape.

Areas covered

Panel 1: 

From passion to profession: taking the leap from creative studio to a growing business

  • Taking the leap and expanding your business
  • Getting started, funding, supports, co-productions and challenges.
  • Production pipelines- best practices
  • Leadership- creating confident management teams, understanding how to manage people and creative teams.
  • Upskilling and training: investing in your team.

Panel 2:

Creating a sustainable business model through commercialising your IP+ a practical guide to industry markets

  • Developing your IP, making it commercially viable and creating a sustainable business.
  • Markets- “selling your wares”, preparation, practical tips, and tricks
  • Broadcasters: making and closing deals
  • Distribution: making and closing deals

Guests include:

  • Panel moderator: Ronan McCabe (Animation Ireland/Treehouse Republic)
  • Tom Box & Oli Hyatt, Co-Founders, Blue Zoo (UK)
  • Lindsey Adams, Founder, and Producer; Daily Madness (IRL)
  • Ian Hamilton, Founder, elk.Studios (IRL)
  • Niamh Herrity, CEO & Producer, Pink Kongs Studios (IRL)
  • John Reynolds, Chief Commercial Officer,  JAM Media (IRL + UK)

Participants profile:

The event is aimed at owners, Producers, and Directors of SME animation, games VFX production companies; and those who are embarking on a new production company or expanding their current business model.

The event takes place on Monday 9th December 9.30 am – 1.30 pm at the Camden Court Hotel, Camden Street Lower, Saint Kevin’s, Dublin, D02 W086. The event is free based on suitability. To apply, email aisling.conroy@animationireland.com

The deadline for applications is Thursday, 5th December 2019 at 12 noon.




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