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The Self-funded Delegates, Under 30s & Students Rate – £190 + VAT – is also on sale now.

Creative Keynote Announced: Malorie Blackman, Children’s Laureate

Malorie Blackman HeadshotWe are thrilled to announce that Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman O.B.E. will be giving the Creative Keynote on Thursday 3rd July at the Crucible Theatre. Novelist and screenwriter Malorie has been Children’s Laureate since 2013. She writes novels for children and young adults, including the hugely successful ‘Noughts and Crosses’ series while also crafting picture books, plays, and scripts for television. In 2000 her novel ‘Pig Heart Boy’ was adapted into a BAFTA winning TV series.

Keynote Speakers 2013 on Video

cottrell_boyce_frank_web_36 narrow Frank Cottrell Boyce author, screenwriter and collaborator on the Olympic Opening Ceremony opened CMC 2013  as the Keynote speaker on  3 July in Sheffield’s iconic Crucible Theatre.  A complete HD video of Frank’s speech is now available.

Jeff Swampy Marsh

Jeff  ”Swampy” Marsh took to the stage for the Thursday Creative Keynote 2013, taking delegates on a tour of the development and production of his hit series Phineas and Ferb, with some invaluable tips on dealing with “network notes” along the way. Swampy’s full speech will follow on video soon.

Catching up on Latest Content

CBeebies Controller Kay Benbow opens the CMC Animation Exchange 2014 with an upbeat assessment of the state of the UK animation sector.

CBeebies Controller Kay Benbow opens the CMC Animation Exchange 2014 with an upbeat assessment of the state of the UK animation sector.

The CMC Animation Exchange took place on April 4th 2014 and was an invaluable help to producers and others associated with UK animation to get to grips with how things are progressing one year on from the launch of the animation tax break.  

Training, work processes, business and funding issues – and the creative implications – were all discussed.  See notes on each session in our event blogs.