Brexit – a survival guide for the TV industry

//Brexit – a survival guide for the TV industry

With the UK on course to leave the EU, what will it mean for European coproductions? By STUART DREDGE.

Fashion On Screen’s Amanda Groom was amongst the MIP panelists.

The shockwaves from the UK’s vote to leave the European Union continue to reverberate in various industries, television included. Today at MIPCOM, a panel of experts convened to discuss what the likely impact of Brexit will be for European coproduction and other matters.

The panel included John Enser, partner at Olswang LLP; Amanda Groom, MD of The Bridge; Richard Johnston, CEO of Endemol Shine UK; and John McVay, CEO of industry body Pact. The moderator was Stewart Clarke, editor of TBI Vision.

McVay said that most Pact members voted to remain in the EU – 85% according to a survey. “So there was a period of mourning,” he admitted. “Everyone thought it was the end of the world… and when you sit back and do some analysis in terms of the regulations: we haven’t left the EU yet, we’re still trading, we’re still open for business.”

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