A delegation of animation company leaders from British Columbia completed a three-day trade mission to London and Manchester this week. The mission was widely covered in the United Kingdom and international media as representatives from 10 B.C. animation companies participated in targeted forums to promote co-production activity with U.K. producers and broadcasters.
The trade mission included forums in London on Tuesday and Wednesday and Manchester on Thursday, offering the B.C. delegation an opportunity to meet with U.K. animation companies and commissioners from its television production sector, including BBC, ITV and Channel Five.
The mission was organized and supported by:
- Creative BC
- Canadian Media Production Association
- Motion Picture Production Industry Association of British Columbia
- Vancouver Economic Commission
- Western Economic Diversification Canada
- Province of British Columbia
The participating B.C. companies are:
- Atomic Cartoons Inc.
- Big Bad Boo Studios
- Bron Animation
- DHX Media
- Eh-Okay Entertainment (Kickstart)
- Harbour Block Production Associates
- Nerd Corps Entertainment
- Rainmaker Entertainment
- Slap Happy Cartoons Inc.
- The Sequence Group
The Ministry of International Trade promoted the mission and the competitive advantages of British Columbia’s animation sector through its European trade and investment office, based in London, and a dedicated public relations campaign.