Event Menu

Sessions

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A-Live and Kicking!

Wednesday 04 July 2018 3:40pm-4:40pm
Showroom Cinema 3

There are more live shows, experiences and events based on kids’ IP than ever. Who are the winners in this busy arena?

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Accessibility – What’s Next?

Wednesday 04 July 2018 12:30pm-1:30pm
HUBS The Stage

Paving the way for a more accessible future for visually impaired and hearing impaired audiences through combining technological innovation and creativity.

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Bagging a Book Deal

Wednesday 04 July 2018 11:10am-12:10pm
Showroom Cinema 2

Do you have a brand or licence that you believe is perfect for a children’s book? Find out what publishers are really looking for from our expert panel.

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Behind the Screens at YouTube Kids

Wednesday 04 July 2018 11:10am-12:10pm
Showroom Cinema 3

What's the size of the audience on YouTube Kids? How do you get your brand noticed on the app? This interactive session provides direct insight on what kids watch, what rises to the top and why.

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Big Lessons from Niche Memes

Wednesday 04 July 2018 2:10pm-3:10pm
Showroom Cinema 3

From memes to the floss dance - how are brands using the latest trends to connect with young audiences?

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Birthday Brands

Thursday 05 July 2018 12:30pm-1:30pm
HUBS Common Room

The secret of never getting old. How do the brands with big birthdays this year achieve their longevity?

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Building an Audience - What's Next?

Thursday 05 July 2018 2:10pm-3:10pm
Showroom Cinema 2

Explore the research behind new broadcaster strategies for building future audiences. Free-to-air channels? Online delivery? Is in fact “What's Next?” actually more of the same...?

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CMC SkillBuilder - Building a Bible

Tuesday 03 July 2018 1:00pm-5:00pm
HUBS The Stage

Internationally renowned cross-media SkillBuilder - Alison Norrington - will help you create The Perfect Ten! 10 pages of key text & visuals - a must have bible for pitch meetings.

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CMC SkillBuilder - Building a Pitch

Tuesday 03 July 2018 1:00pm-5:00pm
HUBS Common Room

Build your pitching skills at CMC Skill Builder. Perfect your pitch with the best in the biz.

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Commissioner Conversations: BBC

Wednesday 04 July 2018 11:00am-11:45am
Showroom Cinema 4

An in-depth review of the BBC’s recent changes, output, and expectations for the future, with panellists from CBeebies, CBBC and online.

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Commissioner Conversations: Branded Content

Thursday 05 July 2018 2:00pm-3:00pm
Showroom Cinema 4

How do brand owners chart the changing media landscape to adapt their IP? What are the pitfalls and possibilities? How can you get involved? Big name brands have their say.

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Commissioner Conversations: Disney and Sony

Thursday 05 July 2018 12:30pm-1:15pm
Showroom Cinema 4

What are the real odds of success when you’re pitching to the world’s biggest commercial children’s content providers? Global market leaders Disney and Sony are here to tell you.

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Commissioner Conversations: Nickelodeon and Turner

Thursday 05 July 2018 11:00am-11:45am
Showroom Cinema 4

Have you got the next big programme idea? Turner and Nick both thrive on international success stories. What’s next for these two global broadcasters?

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Commissioner Conversations: PSBs

Wednesday 04 July 2018 12:15pm-1:00pm
Showroom Cinema 4

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

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Commissioner Conversations: VOD

Wednesday 04 July 2018 3:30pm-4:30pm
Showroom Cinema 4

As VoD, grows, we explore the hunger for original content over acquisitions and we ask the question, can that deliver the variety of programming required by today’s audience?

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Competing for Time

Wednesday 04 July 2018 2:00pm-3:00pm
HUBS The Stage

Gen Z's most valuable currency and how to get more of it.

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Creative Keynote: Beeban Kidron

Wednesday 04 July 2018 6:30pm-7:30pm
Crucible Theatre

The director of ‘Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason’ and ‘Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit’ on her creative journey, how kids’ identities can be built by stories, and how modern media is changing those narratives.

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Crucible Bar Open

Wednesday 04 July 2018 5:00pm-6:30pm
Crucible Theatre

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De-risk

Thursday 05 July 2018 2:00pm-3:00pm
HUBS Common Room

How to de-risk your media business fast – easy ways to protect against copyright infringement, Intellectual Property, libel issues and more.

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Disruption – What’s Next?

Wednesday 04 July 2018 11:00am-12:00pm
HUBS The Stage

Running out of road – can UK kids TV survive the great OTT disruption?

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Distribution - What's Next?

Wednesday 04 July 2018 3:30pm-4:30pm
HUBS The Stage

How do programmes get made and sold in this multi-platform world?

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Esport Tournament

Wednesday 04 July 2018 2:00pm-3:00pm
HUBS Hideout

Come along to the Hideout bar to get the Esport spectator experience first hand at CMC’s first online games tournament, live as it happens!

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Esports - Ready to Play?

Wednesday 04 July 2018 3:30pm-4:30pm
HUBS Common Room

With global revenues due to exceed £1 billion by 2020, and an audience already over 300 million, find out from the experts how you could be part of the growing Esports phenomenon.

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Financing Live-action – The New Frontier

Thursday 05 July 2018 9:40am-10:40am
Showroom Cinema 3

With producers forced to look outside the UK for live-action support, has the funding jigsaw gone from difficult to near impossible?

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First Timers' Lunch

Wednesday 04 July 2018 12:30pm-1:30pm
HUBS Hideout

A warm welcome to CMC with old and new faces mingling for lunch. Grab a bite and grab some helpful personal advice on the conference!

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First Timers' Reception & Crucible Bar Open

Tuesday 03 July 2018 5:00pm-6:00pm
Crucible Theatre

First Time at the CMC? Enjoy an extra special welcome from executives, producers and talent with top tips to get the most out of your conference! There’ll be prizes too!

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Focus On Chinese Kids and Family

Thursday 05 July 2018 12:30pm-1:30pm
HUBS The Stage

Find out about the lives, interests and family dynamics of children in China, with insights from an expert executive whose company is at the heart of delivering content there.

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Focus On Working With China

Thursday 05 July 2018 9:30am-10:30am
HUBS The Stage

Content distribution, IP Protection and deal-making in the Chinese marketplace.

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If we can’t Measure it, how can we Manage it?

Thursday 05 July 2018 11:00am-12:00pm
HUBS Common Room

Leading media research experts discuss innovative measurement approaches being used to overcome the challenges of understanding kids’ video consumption on all platforms.

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International Exchange AM Session

Tuesday 03 July 2018 9:30am-12:45pm
Sheffield Town Hall

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 03 July 2018 1:45pm-5:00pm
Sheffield Town Hall

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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Is the Internet Really Broken?

Wednesday 04 July 2018 2:10pm-3:10pm
Showroom Cinema 2

Can publishers, creators, parents and governments trust computers and algorithms to make intelligent decisions about what’s shown to children online?

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It’s Alive!

Wednesday 04 July 2018 11:00am-12:00pm
HUBS Common Room

AI is coming to children’s media. Are you ready for it?

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Learning - What's Happening?

Wednesday 04 July 2018 12:30pm-1:30pm
HUBS Common Room

Exploring how media companies work in the learning space & make the most of the unparalleled opportunity that exists to reach children through educational content.

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Learning – What’s Next?

Wednesday 04 July 2018 3:40pm-4:40pm
Showroom Cinema 2

The future of learning with technology. How media organisations can work, and are working with, AR and VR content. – both for the classroom and at home.

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Let’s Talk about Sex

Thursday 05 July 2018 11:10am-12:10pm
Showroom Cinema 3

What is being done to bring taboo topics to kids and young people? Covering sexual, emotional and personal education in engaging and meaningful ways.

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Masterclass: ‘Kids on Earth’

Thursday 05 July 2018 9:40am-10:40am
Showroom Cinema 2

Forget everything you know about television… and school. The next generation of connected global citizens are changing everything. (And you can, too!).

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Opening Keynote: Michael Rosen

Tuesday 03 July 2018 6:00pm-7:15pm
Crucible Theatre

Acclaimed children’s novelist, poet, broadcaster, columnist and former Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen delivers the opening keynote championing creativity and imagination in the face of what he calls “data-driven education”.

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Out and Proud? Or Still Under Wraps?

Wednesday 04 July 2018 12:40pm-1:40pm
Showroom Cinema 2

Are broadcasters helping children self-identify or emphathise with positive LGBT role models on screen? Or are other platforms taking the lead?

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Pizza Express

Wednesday 04 July 2018 8:00pm-10:00pm
Pizza Express

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Play – What’s Next?

Thursday 05 July 2018 11:00am-12:00pm
HUBS The Stage

Explore the future of play, and learn about the technologies and trends that will shape the strategies of children’s media companies as they to serve the demands of a connected generation of kids.

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Playground Day 1

Tuesday 03 July 2018 10:00am-5:00pm
Millennium Gallery

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Playground Day 2

Wednesday 04 July 2018 10:00am-5:00pm
Millennium Gallery

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Playground Day 3

Thursday 05 July 2018 10:00am-5:00pm
Millennium Gallery

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Playground Reception

Thursday 05 July 2018 5:00pm-7:00pm
Millennium Gallery

Join us for drinks at CMC Playground - open to all delegates.

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Podcasts - The New Big Thing?

Thursday 05 July 2018 2:00pm-3:00pm
HUBS The Stage

Children are into Podcasts in greater numbers than ever. What works in audio, who’s making it sing and how do they get their content noticed?

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Prix Jeunesse in a Suitcase

Thursday 05 July 2018 9:30am-10:30am
HUBS Common Room

The world of kids’ TV comes to Sheffield, with outstanding and intriguing highlights from the recently staged premier international festival Prix Jeunesse.

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Put it Down to Experience

Wednesday 04 July 2018 5:10pm-6:00pm
Showroom Cinema 2

How do real-world experiences engage children and enhance a brand’s relationship with its audience? Four different approaches to the new emerging experience economy.

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Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Wednesday 04 July 2018 2:00pm-3:00pm
Showroom Cinema 4

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Research 1 & 2

Wednesday 04 July 2018 11:00am-12:00pm
Showroom Cinema 1

Two 30 minute research presentations: Kids and the Screen: Changing the Channel & So What Do Kids Want from Content?

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Research 1 & 2 (Repeat)

Thursday 05 July 2018 12:30pm-1:30pm
Showroom Cinema 1

Two 30 minute research presentations: Kids and the Screen: Changing the Channel & So What Do Kids Want from Content?

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Research 3 & 4

Wednesday 04 July 2018 2:00pm-3:00pm
Showroom Cinema 1

Two 30 minute research presentations: Beauty and the Beast & The Kids’ Ecosystem, Under the Microscope.

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Research 3 & 4

Wednesday 04 July 2018 2:00pm-3:00pm
Showroom Cinema 1

Two 30 minute research presentations: Beauty and the Beast & The Kids’ Ecosystem, Under the Microscope.

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Research 3 & 4 (Repeat)

Thursday 05 July 2018 2:00pm-3:00pm
Showroom Cinema 1

Two 30 minute research presentations: Beauty and the Beast & The Kids’ Ecosystem, Under the Microscope.

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Research 5 & 6

Wednesday 04 July 2018 3:30pm-4:30pm
Showroom Cinema 1

Two 30 minute research presentations: Finding your Voice & Generation Game.

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Research 5 & 6 (Repeat)

Thursday 05 July 2018 11:00am-12:00pm
Showroom Cinema 1

Two 30 minute research presentations: Two 30 minute research presentations: Finding your Voice & Generation Game.

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Research 7 & 8

Wednesday 04 July 2018 5:00pm-6:00pm
Showroom Cinema 1

Two 30 minute research presentations: News, Trust and Truth & Children's Media and Diversity. What's Next in Europe?

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Research 7 & 8 (Repeat)

Thursday 05 July 2018 9:30am-10:30am
Showroom Cinema 1

Two 30 minute research presentations: Two 30 minute research presentations: News, Trust and Truth & Children's Media and Diversity. What's Next in Europe?

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Small People, Big Picture

Wednesday 04 July 2018 5:00pm-6:00pm
HUBS Common Room

When kids worldwide are challenging the status quo, how do producers create entertaining content that helps young audiences engage with the bigger picture issues?

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Sneak Preview: 'Stardog and Turbocat'

Wednesday 04 July 2018 3:30pm-4:30pm
HUBS Hideout

A fully-funded independent British animated movie for families - how did they do that? The story of ’Stardog and Turbocat’, it’s creation, development and production plan.

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Speed Meetings: BBC

Wednesday 04 July 2018 12:15pm-1:15pm
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: Branded Content

Thursday 05 July 2018 3:15pm-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: China

Thursday 05 July 2018 10:45am-11:45am
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: Disney and Sony

Thursday 05 July 2018 1:45pm-2:45pm
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: Nickelodeon and Turner

Thursday 05 July 2018 12:15pm-1:15pm
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: PSBs

Wednesday 04 July 2018 1:45pm-2:45pm
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: Tax Breaks

Wednesday 04 July 2018 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: VOD

Wednesday 04 July 2018 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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Steps to Retail Success

Thursday 05 July 2018 12:40pm-1:40pm
Showroom Cinema 2

How to maximise the retail opportunity

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Sustaining UK Animation

Wednesday 04 July 2018 5:10pm-6:00pm
Showroom Cinema 3

As animation companies face Brexit uncertainties and skills and funding shortages, what are the prospects for the industry over the next 15 years?

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Technology - What's Next?

Wednesday 04 July 2018 5:00pm-6:00pm
HUBS The Stage

Explore how emerging innovation in areas like augmented reality (AR), toys-to-life and voice-powered home assistants are impacting the children’s media landscape.

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The Art of Animation Design

Wednesday 04 July 2018 5:00pm-6:00pm
Showroom Cinema 4

Picture book author-illustrator Leigh Hodgkinson reveals the creative process behind her design work and how it extends into animation, as co-creator and art director of CBeebies’ 'Olobob Top’.

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The Art of Laughter & The Art of Meaning Making

Wednesday 04 July 2018 12:40pm-1:40pm
Showroom Cinema 3

The Art of Laughter: Prof. Sophie Scott, discusses the neurology of laughter and how it can help children develop. The Art of Meaning Making: Semiotics and Brand Storytelling.

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The Art of Storyboarding & The Art of Puppets

Thursday 05 July 2018 12:40pm-1:40pm
Showroom Cinema 3

The Art of Storyboarding: An introduction to animation storyboarding working with scripts and the importance of thumbnailing. The Art of Puppets: An irreverent look at how to make the best use of puppets.

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The CMC Drinks Reception

Tuesday 03 July 2018 7:15pm-8:45pm
Sheffield Cathedral

Join us for the opening night drinks reception in the beautiful setting of Sheffield's Cathedral.  All delegates are welcome.

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The CMC Party

Wednesday 04 July 2018 10:00pm-3:00am
Sports Lounge

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The F Word

Thursday 05 July 2018 2:10pm-3:10pm
Showroom Cinema 3

Failure: The Secret Ingredient Of Success.

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The Influencer's New Clothes?

Thursday 05 July 2018 11:10am-12:10pm
Showroom Cinema 2

What is influencer marketing and how can children’s brands get it right? Experts discuss the pros, cons, ups and downs of this maturing space.

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The Last Word: Toby Thompson

Thursday 05 July 2018 3:30pm-4:00pm
Showroom Cinema 4

‘I Wish I Was A Mountain’ blends poetry, live music and a smattering of metaphysical philosophy, to send you home with a huge smile and a head full of questions.

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The Making of 'Gudrun: The Viking Princess'

Thursday 05 July 2018 12:30pm-1:30pm
HUBS Hideout

The producer of ‘Gudrun: The Viking Princess’ talks about the creative process behind the award-winning CBeebies drama. Presented by Children’s Media Network Scotland, followed by networking.

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Tips and Hits from Animated Women

Thursday 05 July 2018 9:30am-10:30am
Showroom Cinema 4

Celebrating the success of women in the UK animation industry. How can we be leading lights for equality and inclusion both on and off-screen in children’s media?

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What a Relief!

Wednesday 04 July 2018 2:00pm-3:00pm
HUBS Common Room

Making creative industry tax reliefs work for your project. Experts discuss a whole host of projects and how the tax relief can help get your project off the ground.

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What’s Next for UK Kids?

Wednesday 04 July 2018 9:30am-10:30am
Showroom Cinema 4

The CMC Question Time quizzes those in power, or in the know, for answers to the big issues facing the kids’ media industry and children's audience in the UK today.

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What’s Next for UK Kids? (relayed from Cinema 4)

Wednesday 04 July 2018 9:30am-10:30am
Showroom Cinema 3

The CMC Question Time quizzes those in power, or in the know, for answers to the big issues facing the kids’ media industry and children's audience in the UK today.

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Manimation 2018 Sponsors

Manimation is supported by National Lottery funds awarded to ScreenSkills from the British Film Institute to deliver its Future Film Skills programme.

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