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Making it in Manchester

  • Making it in Manchester
  • Making it in Manchester
  • Making it in Manchester
  • Making it in Manchester
  • Making it in Manchester
  • Making it in Manchester
  • Making it in Manchester



As a strong contender for the UK capital of animation with over 100 companies operating from the city listing animation as their business, Manchester is literally booming and business is good.

Joining us for the evening are three companies that between them host hundreds of jobs and some of film and televisions favourite properties. Linked by a shared history at Cosgrove Hall and collaborative projects, Factory, Flix Facilities and Mackinnon and Saunders, will share the stage and discuss the past, present and the exciting future of animation in the region.

Join us and Manimation after the event for a free drink in the bar.

 

 

Panel Guests

Phil Chalk

Phil is the Managing Director and Executive Producer of Factory Transmedia, a multidisciplinary film and animation studio based in Cheshire. Amongst its portfolio the studio has recently produced Strange Hill High, Club Penguin Specials, The Clangers, Newzoids and Scream Street, which airs on CBBC soon.

Leo Casserly

Leo set up Flix over 23 years ago and has been at the helm ever since. With over 30 years experience working in Post Production and some impressive credits he went onto develop the excellent reputation for Animation that Flix enjoys and then moving the company into central Manchester expanding the portfolio to include Dramas and Documentaries.

Chris Bowden

Specialising in pre-school and children’s animation, Chris spent 13 years at Cosgrove Hall Films in the role of Producer and Executive
Producer. He was responsible for overseeing all aspects of production from developing projects with and for clients to budgeting,
raising finance, scheduling, assembling and managing crews.
Chris has also worked extensively as a script editor and writer, managing writing teams to provide scripts and concept
development documents to secure broadcaster, financier and co-production interest.
Since 2008, Chris has worked with Mackinnon and Saunders, one of the world’s leading puppet and model making companies, where he runs their stop motion and digital studio productions and develops new projects for TV and film.

Date & Time: Wed, 18 Nov - 20:00
Approx. Runtime: 75 mins
Venue: Cinema 1
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