05.11.18 | The Business and Financing of Animation (5 Monday evenings)

Course Content:

This course will cover the following:

  • Financial management: Cash flow, budgets, finance plans, books and records.
  • Accessing funding: Sources of finance, soft money v market money, funding applications, tax
    credits, development funding.
  • Dealing with third parties: Co-producers, distributors, broadcasters, License fees and agents.
  • Ancillary revenue streams: Licensing, merchandising, recoupment schedules.
  • Managing talent: Music, writers, animators, voice artists and post production
  • Other: Legal, accounting, industry trends, markets & festivals.

Participant Profile:

This course is aimed at individuals in production/creative roles within the animation industry who want to increase their knowledge of the business side of the industry and how to go about financing a project.

Tutor Info:

Ronan McCabe is a managing director/consultant with a proven track record in the development and commercialisation of animation and television properties in Ireland, Britain, Europe and the USA, including the iconic characters Zig & Zag, Podge & Rodge, Dustin and Mr. Tayto. His career has been based on identifying, developing, financing and producing new projects/properties, extracting value through the strategic management of rights, communication skills, interpersonal skills, financial background and commercial
acumen. He successfully managed a company for over twenty years from start-up with the ability to keep innovating in a constantly evolving and challenging industry. He is an award winning executive producer of Television, Film and Digital Media with 3 x IFTAs, 2 X Royal Television Society Awards, several number one singles, albums, books and DVDs. He is currently the Treasurer of Animation Ireland is also a former chairman and board member of Screen Producers Ireland.

Date & Times:

5 Mondays Evenings from 7pm-9pm- 5th November, 19th November, 26th November, 3rd December.


Conference Room 3, Guinness Enterprise Centre, Taylors Lane, Dublin 8 (Directions and Map: http://gec.ie/get-in-touch/).


Members: 100 Euro, Non Members: 125 Euro

Payment can be made by credit card online (a link will be sent to you) or by cheque/postal order payable to Animation Skillnet.

Application Procedure:

Please apply by sending an email to: animationskillnet@gmail.com

Deadline for Applications:

Wednesday 31st October.

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