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Animation UK – Open Meeting

Wednesday 05 July 2017 11:00am-12:00pm
HUBS Bar Phoenix

Your chance to discuss animation issues with Animation UK Director Helen Brunsdon and Executive Chair Kate O'Connor.

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Are We Open?

Wednesday 05 July 2017 9:30am-10:30am
Showroom Cinema 4

Our Question Time panel on the current and future issues facing children's media. Are we open for business, open to ideas, open to each other and how are we serving the audience in difficult times? Delegate questions answered… openly.

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Are We Open? (relayed from Cinema 4)

Wednesday 05 July 2017 9:30am-10:30am
Showroom Cinema 3

Our Question Time panel on the current and future issues facing children's media. Are we open for business, open to ideas, open to each other and how are we serving the audience in difficult times? Delegate questions answered… openly.

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Attention Seekers

Wednesday 05 July 2017 3:40pm-4:40pm
HUBS The Stage

What are the ‘rules of engagement’ for digital savvy 10-16s? What are the creative implications of working for short-form, digital tweens and teens?

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Best Friends Forever?

Thursday 06 July 2017 12:45pm-1:45pm
HUBS Common Room

Can broadcasters and funders work together to finance children’s features films?

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Beyond Survival: Growing your Business and Making Money

Thursday 06 July 2017 2:10pm-3:10pm
Showroom Cinema 2

Understand how to finance the growth of your business and develop its strategy to best exploit the myriad of opportunities available in today’s diverse content market.

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Can We Fix It?

Wednesday 05 July 2017 11:00am-12:15pm
HUBS The Stage

The internet was not designed for kids – but can we fix it with new technology, regulation, by grown-ups helping kids, or kids developing digital resilience? Have your say at CMC.

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Character Building

Thursday 06 July 2017 2:10pm-3:10pm
Showroom Cinema 3

What makes a fantastic character? A masterclass in the creation of great characters and character design that is so important to successful IP.

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CMC Creative Keynote: Richard McCourt and Dominic Wood

Wednesday 05 July 2017 6:30pm-7:30pm
Crucible Theatre

Dick and Dom – presenters, actors, and general all-round comedy fools – celebrate 21 years on TV at CMC.

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Crucible Bar Open

Wednesday 05 July 2017 5:00pm-6:30pm
Crucible Theatre

The Crucible bar is open for drinks before the Creative Keynote.

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Deciphering the Data Puzzle

Wednesday 05 July 2017 5:10pm-6:00pm
Showroom Cinema 2

How can new digital devices – and data from them – help children’s media companies better understand their audiences? New approaches, new insights… and new concerns?

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Development Masterclass: Terry Kalagian

Thursday 06 July 2017 1:00pm-1:45pm
Showroom Cinema 3

Terry Kalagian shares 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry to examine what it takes to develop new ideas for commercial success – and still keep them true to their heart.

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Engineering Change

Thursday 06 July 2017 2:10pm-3:10pm
HUBS Common Room

Less than 9% of the Engineering workforce identifies as female. Using TV shows, can we STEM the flow of girls choosing other careers?

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Fake News and False Friendships

Thursday 06 July 2017 2:10pm-3:10pm
HUBS The Stage

Fake news, fads, false friendships - these are all challenges for children in the digital landscape. What can be done to help kids tell truth from fiction?

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First Timers Lunch

Wednesday 05 July 2017 12:45pm-1:45pm
HUBS Bar Phoenix

A chance to get to know some CMC ‘old hands’ and meet your fellow first timers – bring your CMC lunchpack!

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First Timers Lunch

Thursday 06 July 2017 12:45pm-1:45pm
HUBS Bar Phoenix

A chance to get to know some CMC ‘old hands’ and meet your fellow first timers – bring your CMC lunchpack!

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First Timers Meet-up

Tuesday 04 July 2017 4:30pm-5:00pm
The Workstation

First timers are invited to meet at the Registration Desk in the Workstation before walking up together to the First Timers reception at the Crucible Theatre.

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First Timers Reception (Free Drinks!)

Tuesday 04 July 2017 5:00pm-6:00pm
Crucible Theatre

A unique opportunity to mix and mingle with CMC veterans. This special event will be hosted by Disney and is a great chance to meet new people.

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Focus on Canada

Thursday 06 July 2017 9:40am-10:40am
Showroom Cinema 3

Canada-UK co-production partnerships – the perfect match? Learn from our panel of Canadian producers, distributors and broadcasters how collaborations can work.

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Focus on China

Wednesday 05 July 2017 12:45pm-1:45pm
HUBS The Stage

Hear from those working in China about the opportunities and challenges, and gain insights from inside this vast new market as to how UK companies can find their way in.

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Focus on France

Thursday 06 July 2017 11:10am-12:30pm
Showroom Cinema 3

New trends in France – how UK producers/distributors can work with the French market, and what French producers and platforms are looking for from UK companies and talent.

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Games Masterclass: Max Scott-Slade

Thursday 06 July 2017 1:00pm-1:45pm
Showroom Cinema 2

Game Thinking – using games to solve super-hard stuff! Tests suck! But Games are the universal language of play. Could Games provide the answer to asking kids super-hard questions in a natural way?

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I Don’t Need a Role Model - I Just Want to See Me

Thursday 06 July 2017 11:10am-12:30pm
Showroom Cinema 2

Research suggests that toys, TV programmes, licensed characters and marketing still fall short in raising children’s aspirations. How does this play out – at home or in schools – and what does it mean for children as they grow up?

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International Exchange AM Session

Tuesday 04 July 2017 9:30am-12:45pm
Millennium Gallery

The morning begins with a Welcome Presentation at 9.20am, meetings run from 9.30am-12.45pm and a networking lunch is provided from 12.45-1.45pm.

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International Exchange PM Session

Tuesday 04 July 2017 1:45pm-5:00pm
Millennium Gallery

The afternoon begins with a networking lunch from 12.45-1.45pm with a Welcome Presentation at 1.40pm, meetings run from 1.45pm-5pm.

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IP 360

Wednesday 05 July 2017 11:00am-12:15pm
HUBS Common Room

Case studies in overcoming the creative, user and strategic challenges of taking a brand across multiple platforms, from TV and on-demand, to books, apps, toys and beyond.

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Is your IP Ready for Licensing?

Wednesday 05 July 2017 3:30pm-4:30pm
HUBS Common Room

Consumer goods licensing can deliver valuable revenue streams and added exposure for your content. Learn what it takes to have your IP turned into toys, apparel and other high-street products.

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Kids – Do We Care… Enough?

Wednesday 05 July 2017 2:10pm-3:10pm
HUBS Common Room

Kids as contributors – do we exploit them? Radio One DJ Cel Spellman hosts a discussion with leading experts on the challenges, pitfalls and success stories around the duty of care.

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Kindfulness

Thursday 06 July 2017 11:00am-12:15pm
HUBS The Stage

In an increasingly insular global climate, what can creators and broadcasters do to ensure kids are getting balanced content that imparts tolerant values for the tough times ahead?

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Learning Through Animation

Thursday 06 July 2017 12:45pm-1:45pm
HUBS The Stage

New platforms and opportunities for animated educational content.

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Look! No Strings

Wednesday 05 July 2017 2:10pm-3:10pm
Showroom Cinema 3

Top puppeteers from TV, film and theatre explore how they achieve such strong connection with the young audience, and some special puppet guests drop in with opinions of their own.

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Meet the Commissioners: BBC

Thursday 06 July 2017 2:00pm-3:00pm
Showroom Cinema 4

Commissioners from the BBC reveal how to approach them, what they‘re looking for, and the post-commissioning relationship.

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Meet the Commissioners: Branded Content

Wednesday 05 July 2017 5:00pm-6:00pm
Showroom Cinema 4

What are the branded commissioners looking for from creators and producers, and what's the commissioning process, once a show is commissioned? We take you behind the curtain and reveal how to crack the nut of successfully branding your content and taking it to the next level.

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Meet the Commissioners: Channels

Wednesday 05 July 2017 11:00am-12:30pm
Showroom Cinema 4

Join us as we delve into the minds behind the commissioning at Disney, Nickelodeon, Turner and BabyTV.

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Meet The Commissioners: PSBs

Thursday 06 July 2017 11:00am-12:30pm
Showroom Cinema 4

Commissioners from all the UK Public Service Broadcasters reveal how to approach them, what they‘re looking for, and the post-commissioning relationship.

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Meet the Commissioners: VOD

Wednesday 05 July 2017 3:30pm-4:30pm
Showroom Cinema 4

What are the rules of engagement in the world of VOD, and how will they impact both the content creators and audience as the arena grows?

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Millennium Gallery Reception

Tuesday 04 July 2017 7:15pm-8:45pm
Millennium Gallery

Drinks reception in the Millennium Gallery – across the square from the Crucible Theatre.

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New Kids on the Block

Wednesday 05 July 2017 3:40pm-4:40pm
Showroom Cinema 3

Can new kids' media companies be built in today’s multi-platform media market? Meet the innovators and entrepreneurs building new businesses and learn what it takes to succeed.

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Opening Keynote: In Conversation with James Purnell and Alice Webb

Tuesday 04 July 2017 6:00pm-7:15pm
Crucible Theatre

The key strategists for children's content at the BBC, the UK’s leading commissioner, look ahead to the next ten years.

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Opening the Vault

Thursday 06 July 2017 9:30am-10:30am
Showroom Cinema 4

The vault is opened to reveal funding sources for a variety of genres of children’s media – including TV, film, digital, publishing and theatre.

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Pizza Express

Wednesday 05 July 2017 8:00pm-10:00pm
Pizza Express

It’s the long standing tradition of CMC to gather at the Pizza Express and share a kids’ party style meal.

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Play Patterns in Digital

Wednesday 05 July 2017 2:10pm-3:10pm
Showroom Cinema 2

Child development doesn’t change, but its context does. In today’s digital world, do new playthings extend or enhance classic play patterns, or are they trying to invent new ones?

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Play to Learn or Learn to Play?

Thursday 06 July 2017 9:30am-10:30am
HUBS Common Room

Digital learning games promised a bright future for education and engagement of young people. But what difference have they really made in the last 10 years? What does the future hold for game-based learning and can it really compete with game-based fun?

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Playground Day 1

Tuesday 04 July 2017 9:30am-5:30pm
Cantor Gallery

A week-long exhibition of specially commissioned interactive digital art pieces, games, brand new apps and virtual reality headsets for children and families to play with. With digital crafts and hands-on activities and workshops. (CMC delegates are welcome too!)

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Playground Day 2

Wednesday 05 July 2017 9:30am-5:30pm
Cantor Gallery

A week-long exhibition of specially commissioned interactive digital art pieces, games, brand new apps and virtual reality headsets for children and families to play with. With digital crafts and hands-on activities and workshops. (CMC delegates are welcome too!)

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Playground Day 3

Thursday 06 July 2017 9:30am-5:30pm
Cantor Gallery

A week-long exhibition of specially commissioned interactive digital art pieces, games, brand new apps and virtual reality headsets for children and families to play with. With digital crafts and hands-on activities and workshops. (CMC delegates are welcome too!)

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Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Wednesday 05 July 2017 2:00pm-3:00pm
Showroom Cinema 4

Prospective producers enter the den to pitch their ideas to the dragons – and, this year, the audience too. But who will walk away with investment?

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Reflecting and Serving Neurodiversity

Wednesday 05 July 2017 11:10am-12:20pm
Showroom Cinema 2

How working with children and young people with all sorts of abilities, as writers, collaborators and contributors we can create new and exciting children’s content and games.

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Research 1, 2 & 3

Wednesday 05 July 2017 11:00am-12:30pm
Showroom Cinema 1

Three 30 minute research presentations: How Open is Children’s Definition of TV?, Plugged In: How Media Attract and Affect Youth, and The Anatomy of Children’s Fandom.

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Research 1, 2 & 3 (Repeat)

Thursday 06 July 2017 11:00am-12:30pm
Showroom Cinema 1

Three 30 minute research presentations: How Open is Children’s Definition of TV?, Plugged In: How Media Attract and Affect Youth, and The Anatomy of Children’s Fandom.

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Research 4 & 5

Wednesday 05 July 2017 2:00pm-3:00pm
Showroom Cinema 1

Two 30 minute research presentations: The More You Read, the More You’ll Know, and Can Reading Improve Children’s Self Esteem?

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Research 4, 5 & 7 (Repeat)

Thursday 06 July 2017 2:00pm-3:30pm
Showroom Cinema 1

Three 30 minute research presentations: The More You Read, the More You’ll Know, Can Reading Improve Children’s Self Esteem? and Audience Insights Inspire the Sky Kids App.

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Research 6 & 7

Wednesday 05 July 2017 3:30pm-4:30pm
Showroom Cinema 1

Two 30 minute research presentations: The Fundamental Needs of Children and Audience Insights Inspire the Sky Kids App.

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Research 6 (Repeat)

Thursday 06 July 2017 1:00pm-1:30pm
Showroom Cinema 1

The Fundamental Needs of Children: To better meet the needs of the children’s audience and increase the success of content and products, the BBC have developed a ‘needs model’ to describe the fundamental drivers of behaviour that influence why children access and use media and technology.

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Research 8 & 9

Wednesday 05 July 2017 5:00pm-6:00pm
Showroom Cinema 1

Two 30 minute research presentations: Open minds, Open books, Open Hearts, Fake News and The Power of Image.

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Research 8 & 9 (Repeat)

Thursday 06 July 2017 9:30am-10:30am
Showroom Cinema 1

Two 30 minute research presentations: Open minds, Open books, Open Hearts, Fake News and The Power of Image.

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Serving up a Healthy Lifestyle

Wednesday 05 July 2017 5:10pm-6:00pm
Showroom Cinema 3

With childhood obesity on the rise, does children's media have a responsibility to educate audiences on healthy lifestyles?

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Show Me the Money! The Business Realities of VR

Wednesday 05 July 2017 5:00pm-6:00pm
HUBS Common Room

Where are the real commercial opportunities in VR for children’s media in 2017? What does it cost and can businesses ever make a return?

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So Over Unboxing… What’s Next?

Wednesday 05 July 2017 12:45pm-1:45pm
Showroom Cinema 2

Unboxing unexpectedly took the internet by storm when it forced its way into toddler psyches – so what’s next in the world of kids’ digital?

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Speed Meetings – Commissioners: Branded

Thursday 06 July 2017 9:30am-10:30am
The Workstation (Mezzanine)

Speakers listed here are available for five-minute one-to-one advice meetings. Come to the Workstation Reception to book your slot. There is no advance booking – it is on a first-come, first-serve basis, so don’t miss out.

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Speed Meetings – Commissioners: Channels

Wednesday 05 July 2017 12:45pm-1:45pm
The Workstation (Mezzanine)

Speakers listed here are available for five-minute one-to-one advice meetings. Come to the Workstation Reception to book your slot. There is no advance booking – it is on a first-come, first-serve basis, so don’t miss out.

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Speed Meetings – Commissioners: PSBs

Thursday 06 July 2017 12:45pm-2:00pm
The Workstation (Mezzanine)

Speakers listed here are available for five-minute one-to-one advice meetings. Come to the Workstation Reception to book your slot. There is no advance booking – it is on a first-come, first-serve basis, so don’t miss out.

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Speed Meetings – Commissioners: VOD and Licensing

Wednesday 05 July 2017 5:00pm-6:00pm
The Workstation (Mezzanine)

Speakers listed here are available for five-minute one-to-one advice meetings. Come to the Workstation Reception to book your slot. There is no advance booking – it is on a first-come, first-serve basis, so don’t miss out.

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Speed Meetings – Commissioning Execs: BBC

Thursday 06 July 2017 3:00pm-4:00pm
The Workstation (Mezzanine)

Speakers listed here are available for five-minute one-to-one advice meetings. Come to the Workstation Reception to book your slot. There is no advance booking – it is on a first-come, first-serve basis, so don’t miss out.

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Speed Meetings – Focus on China

Wednesday 05 July 2017 3:30pm-4:30pm
The Workstation (Mezzanine)

Speakers listed here are available for five-minute one-to-one advice meetings. Come to the Workstation Reception to book your slot. There is no advance booking – it is on a first-come, first-serve basis, so don’t miss out.

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Speed Meetings – Opening the Vault

Thursday 06 July 2017 11:00am-12:00pm
The Workstation (Mezzanine)

Speakers listed here are available for five-minute one-to-one advice meetings. Come to the Workstation Reception to book your slot. There is no advance booking – it is on a first-come, first-serve basis, so don’t miss out.

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Speed Meetings – Trade, Treaties and Taxes

Wednesday 05 July 2017 2:00pm-3:00pm
The Workstation (Mezzanine)

Speakers listed here are available for five-minute one-to-one advice meetings. Come to the Workstation Reception to book your slot. There is no advance booking – it is on a first-come, first-serve basis, so don’t miss out.

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The Art of Personalisation and The Art of Discoverability

Thursday 06 July 2017 9:30am-10:30am
HUBS The Stage

Nick Marsh, of Lost My Name, uncovers the consumer trends and tech break-throughs making high-quality personalised kids’ content finally possible, and Peter Robinson uses Dubit Trends research to offer a roadmap for helping kids find and engage with your content.

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The Art of Writing for Animation and The Art of the Theme Tune: Knowing the Score

Wednesday 05 July 2017 2:10pm-3:10pm
HUBS The Stage

Top tips for writers, producers, directors and animators from Andrew Brenner, and a live-music discussion with Banks & Wag about what makes a brilliant theme tune, with takeaway top-tips about how best to work with composers.

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The CMC Party

Wednesday 05 July 2017 10:00pm-3:00am
Plug

FUN CMC is the place to be on Wednesday night! The ‘official’ CMC party is always a celebration to remember.

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The Ethics of VR – Inside a Child’s Virtual World

Wednesday 05 July 2017 12:45pm-1:45pm
HUBS Common Room

Is VR safe for kids? Explore the fundamentals of Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality for children and its safety and suitability for young people of all ages.

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The Fall and Rise of British Comics

Wednesday 05 July 2017 3:40pm-4:40pm
Showroom Cinema 2

The kids’ comics market has changed considerably over the last 30 years. How has the industry responded, and what will it mean for the future?

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The Last Word

Thursday 06 July 2017 3:30pm-4:00pm
Showroom Cinema 4

At CMC 2016 Lemn Sissay and George the Poet opened our eyes to the marginalisation of many young people. Now, more than ever, we need to ask ourselves - are we listening?

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The Route to China

Thursday 06 July 2017 9:40am-10:40am
Showroom Cinema 2

Representatives of the CICAF Animation Festival in Hangzhou explain the potential for UK companies at their International Animation & Game Business Conference and Market (iABC) – with a special offer of free tickets to attend. The Department of International Trade offers advice on working in China and explains the assistance available.

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Trade, Treaties and Taxes

Wednesday 05 July 2017 11:10am-12:30pm
Showroom Cinema 3

How to use the taxman’s and other countries’ money to fund your project, and how co-pro deals are likely to progress post-Brexit.

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Tuesday Workshop: Get Social

Tuesday 04 July 2017 1:00pm-5:00pm
HUBS Bar Phoenix

Get Social to learn how to promote your brand on social media, the differences between platforms, and how to create appropriate content that complements and reaches your audience directly.

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Tuesday Workshop: Open to Virtual?

Tuesday 04 July 2017 1:00pm-5:00pm
HUBS Common Room

Discover what you need to know to get started in Virtual Reality, experience some VR for kids, and participate in a fun hands-on workshop with expert mentors to help you rapidly prototype an adaptation of a kids' story for VR.

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Tuesday Workshop: Pitch Perfect

Tuesday 04 July 2017 1:00pm-5:00pm
HUBS The Stage

For newbies and old timers! An interactive workshop about how to pitch, who to pitch to, which markets to attend, and the best ways to sell yourself and make your project sizzle – not fizzle.

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VR: The Creative Challenge

Thursday 06 July 2017 11:00am-12:15pm
HUBS Common Room

Creating immersive stories and interactive playspaces in VR - experts share approaches to narrative, interaction and design-thinking in developing new immersive story experiences.

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Who’s Running this Show Anyway?

Wednesday 05 July 2017 5:10pm-6:00pm
HUBS The Stage

Join industry leads as they explore the role of Showrunner: who’s the right person for the job, what does it involve, and is it right for the show?

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