ROUND TABLE ON FINANCING ANIMATION PROJECTS
Martes 11 de mayo a las 17:00 UTC / GMT + 1
Among the activities planned for professionals, and within the commitment of the Quirino Awards to help strengthen and structure the sector, this round table will be organized. Christophe Vidal (deputy general director of Natixis Coficiné), Yago Fandiño (director of children’s content of RTVE), Marta Hernández Calzada (financial director of the production company Tandem Films), and Pato Escala (executive producer of Punkrobot, studio member of the Latin American alliance Los Amigos) will ponder on the different ways of financing animation projects in a talk that will have the participation of Francisco Menéndez Nadal, from WELAW, as moderator.
Christophe Vidal holds a law degree from the Paris II University and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris. After working for two years at an international law firm in Paris, Christophe Vidal joined the film finance department in 1991. In 1996 he joined Natixis Coficiné (Coficiné) where he is currently the Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of international operations, in addition to managing a portfolio of French clients. Coficiné is a credit institution dedicated to film, television and entertainment, leader in Europe present in the US, Canada, Australia and Latin America.
Marta Hernández Calzada, with a Master in Auditing and Management Development and a degree in Business Administration and Management, began her professional career at Deloitte Spain as a financial auditor for IBEX 35 companies. After four years of professional development, she made a leap to the audiovisual sector as financial manager of audiovisual projects. She currently works as financial director for the production company Tandem Films, leading national and international productions of both real image and animation.
Pato Escala is a producer and founding partner of Punkrobot, an animation studio founded in 2010. He has produced the children’s series “Flipos” (2010), “Las aventuras de Muelin y Perlita” (2013), “La leyenda de Zeta y Ozz” (2019), “Guitarra y Tambor” (2020) and the short films “I am little red” and “Historia de un Oso”, the latter winner of more than 60 festivals in the world and recognized with the Academy Award. In 2020, Punkrobot (Chile) together with Hype (Brazil) and Red (Peru), created the alliance “Los Amigos”, animation group focused on the development of high quality animated projects from Latin America to the world. He is founder of the Chilean Association of Animation and academic of the digital animation career in UDLA-Chile.
Yago Fandiño is the Director of Children’s Content at RTVE. Coming from the digital world, where he accumulates more than 14 years of experience in integrated Web/TV projects, he has under his direction children’s productions, interactive developments and children’s co-productions of the Spanish Radio Television Corporation. During his professional career he has worked as editor for online and interactive areas of important audiovisual companies such as Fox Kids Europe and Jetix Entertainment Spain. He specializes in digital strategy and the transmedia approach to children’s entertainment.
Francisco Menéndez. Welaw Consulting is a law firm specializing in entertainment law, especially in Spanish and international audiovisual law.Francisco is an advisor on international audiovisual law, international co-productions and administrative requirements, whether in Latin America, Anglo-Saxon, Europe and/or Asia, always taking into account the respective co-production agreements. He also advises on the legal aspects of the sources of financing of audiovisual projects including the so-called tax shelter and tax rebate structures. On the other hand, Francisco has been academic coordinator of the Master in Management of the Cinematographic Industry at the Carlos III University of Madrid and currently gives lectures at universities and/or film institutes such as the ESCAC of Catalonia.