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CMC Exchange @LBF

Thursday 12th April 2018

A full day of market meetings at LBF 2018 where producers met broadcasters, publishers, licensing companies & distributors to pitch IP. Brand owners and publishers met potential partners in this brand partnership market. Delegates came and developed their reach into licensing, retail, events and other fields in the most efficient and cost effective way.   Attendees of the CMC Exchange Market Meetings included: BBC Children’s In House Production, Brand & Deliver, CBBC, CHF Media, Hachette Children’s, LIMA,  Macmillan Children’s Books, Magic Light Pictures, Natural History Museum, Oxford University Press, Science Museum, Spin Master, The Brand Director, V&A, Walker Books, Wonderbly. By…

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UK@Kidscreen 2018

Monday 12th February 2018 - Thursday 15th February 2018

Date: 12 - 15 February 2018 Venue: InterContinental, Miami   This year’s event offered participants the opportunity to keep abreast of important issues and trends in the fast-moving international kids' entertainment industry, to generate business and revenue opportunities, and to network with leading decision-makers. UK@Kidscreen was the official UK delegation, supported by Department for International Trade, and led by Greg Childs (Editorial Director, CMC) and Sarah Baynes (Creative Director, The Creative Garden). Joining UK@Kidscreen provided: Discounted registration for the Kidscreen Summit ($1295). The opportunity to apply for a TAP grant to attend Kidscreen, worth £1,100 per company. Pre-market support. Inclusion of profile on the UK@Kidscreen delegation website.…

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Manimation 2017

Thursday 16th November 2017

Date: Thursday 16 November, 2017 Manimation 9am-7.30pm Venue: Auto Trader, 1 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester M15 4FN Creative and business information and inspiration at the annual event for the UK animation community in the North.  Curated by Manchester-based Manimation Working Group and organised by The Children's Media Conference, Manimation presented business and creative inspiration sessions for the region's animation community. Watch full videos of Manimation 2017 sessions here. Speakers included broadcasters, commissioners, buyers and animation experts. Companies included Access to Music, Animation UK, BBC Children's, BFI, Beano Studios, Blue Zoo, Brown Bag, Cloth Cat Animation, Factory, Flipbook, HoHo Entertainment, Merge Games, Silo Black Games,…

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CMC 2017

Tuesday 4th July 2017 - Thursday 6th July 2017

CMC 2017 continued in its new midweek format, running from Tuesday 4 – Thursday 6 July. 1,200 delegates converged on Sheffield, UK for keynotes, workshops and over 60 sessions.   What's Included? Access to the Tuesday evening keynote Ticket for the Tuesday drinks reception Access to all sessions on Wednesday and Thursday Wednesday and Thursday lunches Break-time teas and coffees on Wednesday and Thursday Access to the Wednesday evening keynote Ticket for the Wednesday night party The CMC 2017 App Contains the timetable, session descriptions,  speaker details, a map and guides, PLUS: a build your own schedule function. Download at iTunes : http://moil.in/tcmcios Android at Google Play : http://moil.in/tcmcdroid Free of charge,…

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CMC Rights Exchange @LBF 2017

Thursday 16th March 2017

The UK’s market event for Children’s Publishers, Authors’ Agents, TV, Interactive, Film, Games and App Producers and Licensing Executives at The London Book Fair. Date: Thursday 16 March 2017 Venue: Olympia, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London W14 8UX Companies attending the Rights Exchange Market Meetings included: BBC Children's Acquisitions, BBC Worldwide, Bloomsbury Publishing, CBeebies In House Production, Channel 5, CHF Media, DHX Media, Distribution360, ITV, LIMA, Lupus Films, Magic Light Pictures, Nickelodeon, Oxford University Press, Tiger Aspect The CMC Rights Exchange is a must for anyone looking to buy and sell children’s IP - especially if you plan to build partnerships to take content across platforms. The CMC Rights Exchange took place at The London Book Fair, offering a wide range of new benefits including access…

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UK@Kidscreen 2017

Monday 13th February 2017 - Thursday 16th February 2017

Date: 13 - 16 February 2017 Venue: InterContinental, Miami This year’s event offered participants the opportunity to keep abreast of important issues and trends in the fast-moving international kids' entertainment industry, to generate business and revenue opportunities, and to network with leading decision-makers. UK@Kidscreen is the official UK delegation, supported by Department for International Trade, and led by Greg Childs (Editorial Director, CMC) and Sarah Baynes (Creative Director, The Creative Garden). This video shows examples of the work taken to Kidscreen by  companies in the UK@Kidscreen delegation. Joining UK@Kidscreen provided: Discounted registration for the Kidscreen Summit ($1295). The opportunity to apply for a TAP grant…

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Manimation 2016

Thursday 17th November 2016

Date: Thursday 17 November, 2016 Manimation 9am-7pm Venue: Auto Trader, 1 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester M15 4FN Manimation is Manchester’s annual day-long gathering for the animation sector, bringing everyone together to gain business understanding and creative inspiration. Watch full videos of Manimation 2016 sessions here. Panels on the day included: Manimation Keynote from Cat Lewis, CEO, Nine Lives Media. Brave New Worlds Will VR 'eat' traditional media? With Aardman's David Sproxton member of the BAFTA VR Advisory Board. Aardman recently moved into VR working with Google Spotlight on the 360° short ‘Special Delivery’ and collaborating with the BBC on the VR/CGI short ‘We Wait’. Moderated by Simon Smith (Studio…

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CMC 2016

Tuesday 5th July 2016 - Thursday 7th July 2016

CMC 2016 had a NEW midweek format, running from Tuesday 5 – Thursday 7 July. 1,100 delegates converged on Sheffield, UK for keynotes, workshops and over 60 sessions. Plus on Tuesday 5 July the CMC International Exchange offered a full day to meet and pitch to commissioners, buyers and co-producers Delegate Rates 2016 Early Bird Rate £325 + VAT Full Corporate Rate £430 + VAT Self-funded Delegates, Small Indies, Under 30s and Students Rate £240 + VAT What Does the Fee Include? Access to the Tuesday evening keynote Ticket for the Tuesday drinks reception Access to all sessions on Wednesday and Thursday Wednesday and Thursday lunches Break-time teas…

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CMC Rights Exchange @LBF 2016

Thursday 14th April 2016

The UK’s market event for Children’s Publishers, Authors’ Agents, TV, Interactive, Film, Games and App Producers and Licensing Executives at The London Book Fair. Date: Thursday 14 April 2016 Venue: Olympia, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London W14 8UX Speakers: Stephanie Barton (Macmillan Children's Books), Emily Campan (Penguin Random House), David Maybury (Scholastic), Fi Murray (Vivid Toy Group), Jeff Norton (Awesome), Cally Poplak (Egmont), Katie Price (Hachette), Steve Reece (Kids Brand Insight), Barbara Robinson (Mothercare), Christopher Skala (TaDa Kids), Alison Warner (Technicolor), Jon Watts (MTM) The CMC Rights Exchange was a must for anyone looking to buy and sell children’s IP - especially if you planned to build partnerships to take content across platforms. The CMC Rights Exchange took place for the second year at The London Book…

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CMC Animation Exchange 2016

Thursday 10th March 2016

Date: Thursday 10 March 2016, 10am-6pm Venue: The Westminster Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0ET The CMC brings you the fourth in our Spring Animation Industry Seminars - perfectly timed to lead into the British Animation Awards on the same evening. Download the full programme for this event The Animation Tax Break has transformed the animation industry in the UK.  The CMC Animation Exchange was our response. Confirmed speakers include: Andrew Baker (Kidscave Entertainment) Sophie Boé (Canal+) Tony Collingwood (Collingwood and Co.) David Curry (Cutlass Productions) Genevieve Dexter (Serious Lunch) Jackie Edwards (BBC Children's) Nina Hahn (Nickelodeon) Oli Hyatt  (Blue Zoo Animation) Rosemary Klein (REMM Business Affairs) Jeff Kranzdorf (Film Roman) Solveig Langeland (Sola Media) Charles Leveque (Harbottle…

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UK@Kidscreen 2016

Monday 8th February 2016 - Thursday 11th February 2016

Date: 8 - 11 February 2016 Venue: InterContinental, Miami This year’s event offered participants the opportunity to keep abreast of important issues and trends in the fast-moving international kids entertainment industry, to generate business and revenue opportunities, and to network with leading decision-makers. And for the first time this year Kidscreen incorporated iKids into the summit. UK@Kidscreen is the official UK delegation, supported by UK Trade and Investment, and led by Greg Childs (Editorial Director, CMC) and Sarah Baynes (Creative Director, The Creative Garden). Here's a compilation of some of the showreels of the 50 companies that joined the UK@Kidscreen delegation in 2016: UK@Kidscreen…

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Breakfast Briefings 2016

Monday 8th February 2016 - Thursday 11th February 2016

Monday 8 February 8.30 - 9 am UK@Kidscreen Breakfast Briefing 1 With Bob Higgins, EVP, Children's and Family Entertainment at FremantleMedia. Bob will kick start UK@Kidscreen’s Day 1, inspiring us with his ability to deliver winners and navigate successful projects that not only connect with kids, but get the attention of the commissioners. He will talk about what he believes the decision makers are wanting to hear and see at Kidscreen this year; his thoughts on what is working in the new landscape as well as touching on how best to build successful relationships for positive dialogue with the people that matter. …

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Manimation 2015

Thursday 19th November 2015

Date: Thursday 19 November, 2015 Manimation 9am-8.30pm Venue: HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester M15 4FN The Children’s Media Conference teamed up once again with MIDAS, Manchester’s inward investment agency, to run business and inspiration sessions for the region's animation community under the banner of Manimation. Manimation is designed to inform companies and freelancers about key factors for success in working in animation, visual FX, commercials, corporate, interactive, games, apps and virtual reality. Speakers included broadcasters, commissioners, buyers and animation experts including Mole Hill (Director, Clangers), David Barton (Cubic Motion) and a masterclass from 'Thunderbirds Are Go!' executive producer Giles Ridge. The welcome address was delivered by director of BBC Children's,…

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Children’s Film First Conference 2015

Wednesday 23rd September 2015 - Thursday 24th September 2015

The Children’s Film First Conference was a Europe-wide conference for everyone who works with children to educate and inspire them about film. For full details on the conference, visit the website here Networking Evening: Weds 23 September 2015 Conference: Thurs 24 September 2015 Where: The Brussels City Theatre, Belgium Who attended: Education professionals at venues and cinemas, film festivals, education projects, teachers working with film, distributors, producers. What the CFF Conference covered : Ways to engage children in film Uses of digital technology in film literacy Practical sessions on good practice in film literacy Case studies, looking at how you can use new techniques in…

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CMC @Expo Milano 2015

Tuesday 8th September 2015

Youth of Today, Future of Tomorrow Conference 8 September 2015 Palazzo dei Giureconsulti, Milan £150 + VAT Programme available here 'Youth of Today, Future of Tomorrow' was a one day conference organised by CMC at the Expo Milano 2015. Dedicated to kids' and youth content in the entertainment and educational markets. TV buyers, producers and educational software and content buyers from a range of territories attended. The one-day event ended with one-to-one meeting opportunities with key guests. Keynote Opening Speaker: Lord Puttnam is an UK Trade Ambassador and was the headline speaker at the CMC 'Youth of Today, Future of Tomorrow' Conference. Joining UK companies…

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CMC 2015

Wednesday 1st July 2015 - Friday 3rd July 2015

CMC 2015 took place from Wed 1 – Fri 3 July. 1, 075 delegates converged on Sheffield, UK for keynotes, workshops and over 50 sessions. Plus on Wednesday 1 July the CMC International Exchange offered a full day to meet and pitch to commissioners, buyers and co-producers. What Did the Fee Include? Access to the Wednesday evening keynote Ticket for the Wednesday drinks reception Access to all sessions on Thursday and Friday Thursday and Friday lunches Break-time teas and coffees on Thursday and Friday Access to the Thursday evening keynote Ticket for the Thursday night party Plus....TOAST Optional Extras Wednesday Workshops:…

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CMC 2015

Wednesday 1st July 2015 - Friday 3rd July 2015

CMC 2015 took place from Wed 1 – Fri 3 July. 1, 085 delegates converged on Sheffield, UK for keynotes, workshops and over 50 sessions. Plus on Wednesday 1 July the CMC International Exchange is a full day to meet and pitch to commissioners, buyers and co-producers. Delegates Rates 2015 Full Corporate Rate - £375 + VAT. Under 30s, Self-funded Delegates, Small Indies (of 2 or fewer) and Students Rate of £210 + VAT. What Did the Fee Include? Access to the Wednesday evening keynote Ticket for the Wednesday drinks reception Access to all sessions on Thursday and Friday Thursday and…

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CMC Rights Exchange @LBF

Thursday 16th April 2015

The UK’s market event for Children’s Publishers, Authors’ Agents, TV, Interactive, Film, Games and App Producers went to The London Book Fair. Date: Thursday 16 April 2015 Venue: Olympia, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London W14 8UX Speakers included: Vanessa Amberleigh CBeebies Ken Anderson Red Kite Productions Sarah Bates Egmont Publishing Mellie Buse Adastra Development Emma Cairnes-Smith Egmont Publishing Michael Dee Coolabi Beth Gardiner Disney Channel David Kleeman PlayScience Vickie O'Malley Rockpool Licensing Michael Rose Magic Light Pictures Christopher Skala BrentalaTV, Skala Consultancy The CMC Rights Exchange was a must for anyone looking to buy and sell children’s IP - especially if  looking to build partnerships to take content across platforms. For the first time, the CMC Rights Exchange took place…

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UK@Kidscreen 2015

Monday 23rd February 2015 - Thursday 26th February 2015

The Kidscreen Summit took place in the new location of Miami, Florida from 23 to 26 February 2015. In 2014, Kidscreen welcomed more than 1,600 attendees from 47 countries around the world. This year’s event continued to offer participants an unparalleled opportunity to keep abreast of important issues and trends in the fast-moving international kids entertainment industry, generate business and revenue opportunities, and network with leading decision-makers. The UK@Kidscreen delegation aggregated the work of over 39 companies into an extensive showreel, played in the UK area at the event.  This is a selection of the content, showcasing the great range and quality of UK…

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Breakfast Briefings

Monday 23rd February 2015 - Thursday 26th February 2015

Monday 23rd February 8.30 – 9am UK@Kidscreen Breakfast Briefing 1 in association with BAFTA Kids New York Venue: Intercontinental Hotel Biscayne Ballroom (breakfast provided) Hosted by: Greg Childs and Sarah Baynes Join producer Evan Baily, whose series are currently airing on TV in more than 100 countries, for an informal discussion about building momentum to get your projects off the ground. Tuesday 24th February 8.30 – 9am UK@Kidscreen Breakfast Briefing 2 in association with BAFTA Kids New York Venue: Intercontinental Hotel Biscayne Ballroom (breakfast provided) Hosted by: Sarah Baynes Michael Ross, General Manager, Family, for Maker Studios joins the UK@Kidscreen group for breakfast, and conversation about user-created content…

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Manimation 2014

Thursday 20th November 2014

Date: Thursday 20 November, 2014 Venue: BBC Bridge House, Bridge House, Salford Quays, Salford M50 2BH Manimation Fusion was designed to inform companies and freelancers about key factors for success in working in animation, visual FX, commercials, corporate, interactive, games, Apps and virtual reality. The timetable is available to view here. Confirmed speakers included: Cathal Gaffney, CEO of one of Europe’s most successful animation production houses, Brown Bag Films, who took a look at the current global climate for animation properties. Jackie Edwards (CBeebies),  Jean Flynn (Cosgrove Hall Fitzpatrick) and Tony Prosser (RealtimeUK) discussed innovation, funding and how pipelines and processes work. gdfh Jane Hyndman…

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CMC Rights Exchange

Friday 7th November 2014

A new market event for Children’s Publishers, Authors' Agents, TV, Interactive, Film, Games and App Producers! Date: Friday November 7 2014 Venue: Two Temple Place, London WC2R 3BD This event has now taken place. Details on CMC Rights Exchange @ LBF on 16 April 2015 will be available soon. By signing up, delegates received: Access to a morning of CMC-curated conference-style sessions exploring case studies and executive opinion on new ways of building content brands. Access to an afternoon of pre-bookable one-to-one meetings to develop those new relationships. Delegates received an invitation to the bespoke meeting system and then were able to upload their profile, providing all the other…

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CMC 2014

Wednesday 2nd July 2014 - Friday 4th July 2014

The Children’s Media Conference 2014 is the most important event in the UK calendar for everyone involved in developing, producing and distributing content for kids.  1,000+ delegates from children’s TV, interactive media,games, licensing, toys, radio, book and magazine publishing, arts, culture, film and ed tech – came to Sheffield from 2-4 July Conference Theme 2014: Child@Heart It was back to basics for CMC 2014, as our over-arching theme asked just what it is to be a child in the 21st Century. Swamped by technology, content and commercial choices? In touch, in communication, in control? Learning with serious games and digital connectivity?  Or just…

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CMC Animation Exchange 2014

Friday 4th April 2014

“The UK Animation Tax-Break one year on… “  11 am -  6 pm Friday April 4th, 2014 (Registration from 11, event starts 11.45 am) The Westminster Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0ET The CMC brings you the third in our annual Spring Animation Industry Seminars.  We'll investigate the UK Animation Tax Break - one year on, looking at the successes, the challenges in qualifying, accounting and business practice, how the new incentive has affected the landscape for animation in the UK and how the training initiatives are progressing.  Throughout we want YOUR feedback on how the new schemes are functioning in the…

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Breakfast Briefing

Monday 10th February 2014

©Crown On Monday 10th February CMC held a breakfast briefing for all the UK@Kidscreen delegates. BAFTA NY once again worked with us to bring the delegates an in depth look at kids’ viewing trends from a North American perspective. The event was hosted by Linda Kahn and included discussion on second screen viewing and new platforms as well as how traditional television outlets are adapting to growing alternative screens.  We explored new funding models that are emerging in response to the development of these new digital outlets, as well as the more conventional needs of traditional networks. Panelists included Andrew Beecham (Sprout),…

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UK@Kidscreen 2014

Sunday 9th February 2014 - Wednesday 12th February 2014

9-12 February 2014 The Kidscreen Summit at the Hilton New York welcomed participants from 42 countries, and offered a global perspective on children’s media. iKids was Kidscreen's digital conference at the Westin NY Times Square on 13th February. Our Delegates Info PDF tells you more about our programme of events during Kidscreen 2014. UK@Kidscreen is the official UK delegation, supported by UK Trade and Investment, and led by Greg Childs (Editorial Director, CMC) and Sarah Baynes (Creative Director, The Creative Garden).  It offered discounted registration for the Kidscreen Summit and iKids. This  provided: Discounted registration for the Kidscreen Summit and iKids A pre-event briefing (in London…

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Manimation 2013: New Players, New Perspectives

Thursday 12th December 2013

Thurs 12th December 2013, 10.30am – 6.30pm The Sharp Project, Thorp Road, Manchester M40 5BJ The third Manimation daytime event explores new practices and new partnerships in production, distribution and funding Where are the alternative sources of distribution and funding? Who's making money in these new spaces and how? What are the creative opportunities and challenges in new approaches? And where do animation and interactive media meet? How interactive media companies and publishers are functioning in the kids’ space and how they relate to animated content – online, in apps, in motion comics and on TV. Keynote speaker: Jocelyn Stevenson (Mind Candy Film…

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Pre-Market Briefing

Wednesday 4th December 2013

December 4th 2013 Time: 5 for 5.30pm – 7pm (followed by networking drinks) Venue: Gateley LLP, 1 Paternoster Square, London EC4M 7DX This event has taken place This market briefing event was designed to acquaint companies and freelancers to decide whether and when to attend the key markets in the Children's Media calendar, with a special focus on Kidscreen as the next big event. (9-12 Feb. 2014) It was also a chance to hear top tips from Kidscreen veterans - on how to get the best from the market and its associated conference - and how they handle the other market…

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Manimation 2013

Thursday 21st November 2013 - Thursday 12th December 2013

The CMC has teamed up with MIDAS, the Manchester Investment Agency, to run three one-day sessions in Manchester under the banner of ‘Manimation’. The events are designed to inform companies and freelancers about key factors for success in working for the children’s and animation audience. Speakers will include broadcasters, commissioners, buyers and animation consultants. Thurs 31 October 2013 Animation Audience & Kids' Commissioners Thurs 21 November 2013 Going Global Thurs 12 December 2013 New Players, New Perspectives The key aims are: To explore the children’s audience in detail, what they are watching in animation, and in which age ranges. To…

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Manimation 2013: Going Global

Thursday 21st November 2013

Thurs 21st November 2013, 10.30am – 6.30pm The Landing, MediaCityUK How to take your animation to the international marketplace. Who's buying, who's co-producing, how does the UK tax break work and how do subsidies, funding  and audience trends in other territories impact on projects? Confirmed speakers Robin Lyons (MD Calon Ltd)  Keynote speaker Alison Stewart (Head of Production, Animation and Acquisitions, CBeebies) Anna Mansi (Head of Certification, BFI) Moses Nyachae (Director, Film & TV, Saffery Champness Accountants) Adam Selly (Founder, Union Media - Distribution and Funding) Nikki Collier (Partner, Industry Media - Business Affairs) Jane Hyndman (Senior Business Affairs Manager, Rights.tv) David…

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Manimation 2013: Animation Audience & Kids' Commissioners

Thursday 31st October 2013

Thurs 31st October 2013, 10.30am – 6.30pm University of Salford, Salford Quays (see map below) A comprehensive look at the UK kids' media market with contributions from key commissioners and buyers and an opening overview from Director of BBC Children's Joe Godwin. As part of the Manchester Manimation Festival, the Children’s Media Conference is staging a networking and information day, designed to inform companies about animation and the children’s audience.   If you are a Manchester based company, Please contact Andrew Hill for information on how to obtain free tickets. Joe Godwin, Director of BBC Children's, is our keynote speaker.  Joe is responsible for all children’s…

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CMC 2013

Wednesday 3rd July 2013 - Friday 5th July 2013

The Children’s Media Conference 2013 is the most important event in the UK calendar for everyone involved in developing, producing and distributing content for kids.   The conference timetable is available here.   The full list of speakers and other contributors is here.  All the sessions are described in detail here. Downloads of presentations and video from the sessions are available here. The Children's Media Conference 2013 welcomed 900+ delegates from children’s TV, interactive media, games, licensing, toys, radio, book and magazine publishing, arts, culture and film - to Sheffield from 3-5 July. And this year we celebrated the 10th annual gathering of the…

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UK@Annecy 2013

Friday 14th June 2013

“UK Animation – Open for Business” Information Session & Networking Download the UK@Annecy information pack here Friday 14th June 2013 10 am – 1.30 pm
 
 Venue: Imperial Palace Hotel, Annecy UKTI has funded CMC to organise the UK presence at the world’s biggest animation festival and its associated animation market – MIFA.   With the support of Creative Skillset, we are staging a networking and information morning, designed to inform the international community about the new UK animation tax incentive, and provide opportunities for making business contacts at MIFA.  The session will feature expert guidance on qualification for, and the operation…

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CMC Information Exchange

Thursday 6th June 2013

10 am – 2 pm
 
 Venue: Showroom Cinema 1, Paternoster Row, Sheffield S1 2BX The CMC is organising a half-day event at the Showroom in Sheffield.  With the support of Creative Sheffield, we are staging a networking and information morning, designed to inform companies about key factors in working for the children’s and animation audience. Sarah Muller (Head of Animation and Drama Development CBBC) has been announced as a key speaker and she will be attending the networking lunch.  Sarah is based at the BBC in Salford so there’s no better way to hear directly about their future plans…

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CMC Animation Exchange

Thursday 4th April 2013

This year the CMC Animation Exchange will outline everything you need to know about the new Animation Series Tax Break.

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UK@Kidscreen 2013

Tuesday 5th February 2013 - Friday 8th February 2013

The Official UK Delegation to the KidScreen Summit 2013 (New York, USA.)

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Preparing for Market - The Kidscreen Pre-Briefing

Wednesday 5th December 2012

An essential event for delegates preparing for the UK@Kidscreen mission (Feb 2013) and a valuable insight into the various markets at which children’s content is licensed and funded.

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DIY Research - A Producer's Guide

Wednesday 7th November 2012

As part of the CMC’s new programme: Research meets the Producers and in association with the ESRC Festival of Social Science, we linked up with the research community to present this event. (London Knowledge Lab, London)

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CMC at Cinekid 2012

Thursday 25th October 2012

In a new partnership the CMC stages a session on Two-Screen Interaction at the Cinekid Conference in Amsterdam

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CMC 2012

Wednesday 4th July 2012 - Friday 6th July 2012

    2012 Theme - Ahead Of The Game CMC offered an intensive pre-Olympic workout to raise your game creatively and commercially. Over 800 delegates from sectors as diverse as, TV, interactive media, museums and galleries, publishing, games and product licensing, gathered in Sheffield in July 2012 to hear over 150 Speakers and panelists explore the creative, business, strategic and policy issues facing the kids' content industries. Check out the session descriptions and photos in our blogs. Or have a look at this Dictionary of Conference Terminology specially produced by animation duo Brothers McLeod and distributed around the conference. It made us smile...   Lane Merrifield, co-founder…

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The CMC International Exchange, 2 - 6 July 2012

Monday 2nd July 2012 - Friday 6th July 2012

A group of international delegates attended CMC (4-6 July 2012), and prior to that some of them were available for meetings in London and Salford.

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Get In Shape For Kids

Sunday 25th March 2012

An intensive pre-conference work-out for newcomers to the CMC. 25 March 2011. (Electric Works, Sheffield.)

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CMC British Animation Afternoon

Thursday 15th March 2012

An afternoon exploring digital opportunities for the animation community, associated withe the British Animation Awards. 15 March 2012. (Westminster, London.)

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UK@Kidscreen 2012

Tuesday 7th February 2012 - Friday 10th February 2012

The Official UK Delegation to the KidScreen Summit 2012 (New York, USA.)

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CMC 2011

Wednesday 6th July 2011 - Friday 8th July 2011

Thinking Differently 2011 seems to be a year of change and challenge: a time of cuts and austerity but also hopefully of opportunity.  The media landscape has literally transformed as BBC Children’s finally exchanges the East Tower for a new beginning in Salford.  The public realm is also changing.  Preliminary work will begin on a new Communications Bill, which will not reach the statute book until 2014.  Media governance is likely to be increasingly deregulatory, making it important that the special case for supporting kids’ content continues to be made.  A consultation into the future of film funding - hopefully…

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Salford Seminars 2011 - Preparing to Pitch

Thursday 3rd March 2011

Development and pitching workshop for independent producers. 3 March 2011. (Northwest Vision, Salford.)

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Salford Seminar 2011 - Meet the BBC Commissioners

Monday 24th January 2011

A chance for producers to learn the BBC’s commissioning processes and needs in TV and Interactive, with Damian Kavanagh and Kay Benbow 24 Jan 2011. (Northwest Vision, Salford.)

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Preparing for Market - Animated Encounters

Friday 19th November 2010

A comprehensive overview of the animation markets, developing projects in line with their requirements and how to best exploit them once there. An event at the Animated Encounters Festival, 19 Nov 2010. (Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol.)

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CMC 2010

Wednesday 30th June 2010 - Friday 2nd July 2010

New Decade, New Challenges: How can children’s media make a positive impact on kids’ lives? Inevitably at the start of a new decade – and the start of a new government – we look forward to the issues and concerns that are likely to dominate the years ahead. It’s safe to predict that media and its influence will be in the spotlight. Kids’ media has often been seen as a problem – too many passive hours in front of screens, breeding anti-social, unhealthy young people. But those of us who work in this field know that this is not the…

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The Salford Seminars 2010

Thursday 28th January 2010 - Thursday 25th March 2010

Three linked events to develop children’s content creative and business awareness in the North, including commissioning, innovative funding and market intelligence seminars. 28 Jan – 25 March 2010 (Northwest Vision, Salford.)

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