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A Date with CBeebies

Friday 08 July 2011 12:45pm-1:30pm
HUBS Common Room

An opportunity for writers, animators, illustrators, composers, musicians to hear about working with CBeebies in-house production.

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Arab Awakenings: New Production Partnerships and Market Opportunities in the Middle East

Friday 08 July 2011 9:30am-10:30am
Showroom Cinema 2

As the Arab world opens up to UK producers and co-production, how should we adjust our thinking to build partnerships with Arab broadcasters and local talent to create authentic quality content?

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Boo Who?

Thursday 07 July 2011 12:45pm-1:30pm
Showroom Cinema 1

European TV series My Friend Boo offers a brand new financing model for producing positive content for children.

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Children as Content Creators

Thursday 07 July 2011 1:59pm-2:59pm
Showroom Cinema 2

Let content created by children inspire you in how to create relevant content for them.

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CMC Opening Reception

Wednesday 06 July 2011 7:30pm-9:00pm
Millennium Gallery

The Opening drinks of the Children's Media Conference will take place this year in the Millennium Galleries - a short walk from the Memorial Hall, where the Opening Keynote takes place.

The Opening Drinks - the bloggers view...

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Conference Wrap

Friday 08 July 2011 3:34pm-3:59pm
Showroom Cinema 4

Last thoughts and fond farewells.

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CREATIVE KEYNOTE: Building Moshi Monsters to 50 Million Registered Users

Thursday 07 July 2011 6:15pm-7:30pm
Showroom Cinema 4

The Moshi Monsters Founder shares the ups and downs of growing a simple website into a global transmedia brand.

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Do You Need a Licence for That?

Friday 08 July 2011 9:30am-10:30am
Showroom Cinema 3

A licensing strategy is now part of almost every children's media project, but how does licensing really work, and how can you maximise your chances of success?

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Facebook Stole My Childhood

Thursday 07 July 2011 3:30pm-4:30pm
Showroom Cinema 3

Kids live in social networks and want to interact with your content - so how do you reach out to them safely and responsibly online?

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Horrible Histories - From Manuscript to multiplatform

Thursday 07 July 2011 2:00pm-3:00pm
Showroom Cinema 4

Exploring the creative journey from books to multiple media (via TV, on-line games, live stage, and virtual world) of the award-winning brand.

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How to Train your Writer

Thursday 07 July 2011 5:00pm-6:00pm
Showroom Cinema 1

Model methods for successful scripting - to get the best from these shy and sensitive creatures.

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INNOVATION SHOWCASE: A Tale of Three Apps

Thursday 07 July 2011 5:00pm-6:00pm
Showroom Cinema 2

How do mobile apps innovate and still appeal to their target audience? Three producers showcase three very different products and tell us how they came to life

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INNOVATION SHOWCASE: Teen stories – mobile & social

Friday 08 July 2011 9:30am-10:30am
Showroom Cinema 1

Teens consume 3 hours of media per hour. How do they engage with interactive narrative? Two case studies explore what, how, when and where…

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Invented Here

Friday 08 July 2011 11:00am-12:30pm
Showroom Cinema 2

How Big Broadcasters are sourcing, selling in, producing and adapting content from the UK and Europe to serve a global audience.

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Legal and Business Clinic

Thursday 07 July 2011 12:45pm-1:45pm
HUBS Common Room

Looking for funding, legal, or business affairs advice ? Look no further. Send your questions to the CMC lunchtime clinic.

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Lunch

Wednesday 06 July 2011 12:00pm-1:00pm
HUBS The Stage

Lunch packs will be served in the Hubs and Showroom Cafe from 1200

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Lunch

Thursday 07 July 2011 12:30pm-2:00pm
HUBS The Stage

Lunch packs will be served in the Hubs.

Some lunch packs are available in the Showroom Cafe for those attending lunchtime sessions in the cinemas.

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Lunch

Friday 08 July 2011 12:30pm-2:00pm
HUBS The Stage

Lunch packs will be served in the Hubs.

Some lunch packs are available in the Showroom Cafe for those attending lunchtime sessions in the cinemas.

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MASTERCLASS: Horrid Henry

Friday 08 July 2011 11:00am-12:15pm
Showroom Cinema 3

Horrid Henry through the looking glass: From 2D TV series to 3D movie magic – confessions of a first timer!

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MASTERCLASS: Jamie Rix - A Grizzly Tale for Gruesome Creatives

Thursday 07 July 2011 11:00am-12:15pm
Showroom Cinema 1

From Idea To Book To Treatment To Script To Screen - Confessions of a control freak.

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MEET THE COMMISSIONERS: Commercial Broadcasters

Thursday 07 July 2011 3:30pm-4:55pm
Showroom Cinema 4

UK commercial broadcasters outline their commissioning needs.

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MEET THE COMMISSIONERS: Public Service

Friday 08 July 2011 11:00am-12:30pm
Showroom Cinema 4

Controllers and senior commissioners from the public service broadcasters (CBBC, CBeebies, Channel 4 and RTE Ireland) tell us what they're looking for online and on TV.

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MEET THE COMMISSIONERS: The Culture Club

Thursday 07 July 2011 2:00pm-3:00pm
Showroom Cinema 3

Join kids content creators from museums, galleries and theatres as they show you what they do, how they do it and how you can get involved.

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MEET THE COMMISSIONERS: The Digital Revolution in Publishing

Friday 08 July 2011 9:30am-10:30am
Showroom Cinema 4

The children’s media landscape is changing and with it comes a whole host of new commissioning opportunities. Once the preserve of Broadcasters, Publishers are now increasingly acquiring and creating digital content in all its forms, partnering with TV production companies, animators, app creators and game developers.

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New Frontiers in Storytelling

Friday 08 July 2011 11:00am-12:15pm
Showroom Cinema 1

Call it transmedia, gamification or cross-platform - whatever the buzz words, we need to be working our story magic in new spaces. This session will explore some really exciting, innovative, inspirational and commercially successful projects, alive with sound, pictures, colour and creativity.

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Online Success Stories

Friday 08 July 2011 2:00pm-3:30pm
Showroom Cinema 2

Online business models vary, but who's making a success in the kids' market?

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Our Survey Said...

Thursday 07 July 2011 9:30am-10:30am
Showroom Cinema 4

CBBC's Ed Petrie quizzes two dysfunctional families of kids' industry people for their view of the year past, the year ahead, what kids want and what they're up to. All you need to know about kids' media in one entertaining hour!

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Pizza Express supper

Thursday 07 July 2011 8:00pm-10:30pm
Pizza Express

For those who've booked. The traditional CMC Pizza bash.

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Programme Development - Creative or Marketing Driven?

Thursday 07 July 2011 3:30pm-4:30pm
Showroom Cinema 2

What are the ingredients for successful development? Is it just about creativity? Is research or marketing input an expensive waste of time?

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Registration

Friday 08 July 2011 8:30am-7:00pm
The Workstation

Registration is in the Workstation, Paternoster Row. Please bring your online ticket which will be swapped for a delegate badge. Your badge provides access to all conference sessions, and all areas of the CMC.
There is a secure cloakroom in the Workstation, which will remain open until 7 pm.

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Registration

Wednesday 06 July 2011 9:00am-9:00pm
The Workstation

Registration is in the Workstation, Paternoster Row.

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Registration

Thursday 07 July 2011 8:30am-7:00pm
The Workstation

Registration is in the Workstation, Paternoster Row. Please bring your online ticket which will be swapped for a delegate badge. Your badge provides access to all conference sessions, and all areas of the CMC.
There is a secure cloakroom in the Workstation

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RESEARCH: Blurring Media Boundaries - What Brings Kids and Adults Together?

Thursday 07 July 2011 3:30pm-4:30pm
Showroom 5

This research examines kids’ attitudes towards media content, including an examination of the blurring boundaries of shared behaviour with siblings, friends and parents

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RESEARCH: Blurring Media Boundaries - What Brings Kids and Adults Together? (Repeat)

Friday 08 July 2011 11:45am-12:30pm
Showroom 5

This research examines kids’ attitudes towards media content, including an examination of the blurring boundaries of shared behaviour with siblings, friends and parents.

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RESEARCH: From B.O. to Bras - What do Tweens Want to Ask Lara

Thursday 07 July 2011 5:00pm-6:00pm
Showroom 5

A collaborative presentation which describes specific research into how puberty is discussed at home, and how this research helped the BBC in a recent online project.

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RESEARCH: From B.O. to Bras - What do Tweens Want to Ask Lara (Repeat)

Friday 08 July 2011 11:00am-11:45am
Showroom 5

A collaborative presentation which describes specific research into how puberty is discussed at home, and how this research helped the BBC in a recent online project.

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RESEARCH: Mind the Gap - Meeting the Media Needs of 10-14’s

Thursday 07 July 2011 2:00pm-3:00pm
Showroom 5

How kids navigate the media landscape and how media producers can make credible and engaging media for early adolescents.

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RESEARCH: Mind the Gap - Meeting the Media Needs of 10-14’s (Repeat)

Friday 08 July 2011 12:45pm-1:30pm
Showroom 5

How kids navigate the media landscape and how media producers can make credible and engaging media for early adolescents.

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RESEARCH: Seven myths about young children and technology

Thursday 07 July 2011 11:00am-11:45am
Showroom 5

What can research tell us about pre-school children's experiences of playing and learning with digital technologies at home?

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RESEARCH: Seven myths about young children and technology (Repeat)

Friday 08 July 2011 2:00pm-3:00pm
Showroom 5

What can research tell us about pre-school children's experiences of playing and learning with digital technologies at home?

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RESEARCH: Unlikely Visionaries - How Kids are Predicting and Designing the Future

Thursday 07 July 2011 11:45am-12:30pm
Showroom 5

Latitude Research shows how kids envision future technology, and what this means for new content experiences and transmedia storytelling.

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RESEARCH: Unlikely Visionaries - How Kids are Predicting and Designing the Future (Repeat)

Friday 08 July 2011 9:30am-10:30am
Showroom 5

Latitude Research shows how kids envision future technology, and what this means for new content experiences and transmedia storytelling.

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SCREENING: Thinking Differently - Worldwide

Thursday 07 July 2011 11:00am-12:30pm
Showroom Cinema 2

David Kleeman trawls the Prix Jeunesse archives for some of the most challenging and provocative shows in recent kids' TV history worldwide. How do our colleagues think differently about their approach to the kids' audience?

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SCREENING: Yesterday's Couch Potatoes are Today's YouTubers

Friday 08 July 2011 12:45pm-1:45pm
Showroom Cinema 1

What are kids watching on YouTube and other video platforms?

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Sell Out!

Thursday 07 July 2011 3:30pm-4:30pm
Showroom Cinema 1

Can television brands be effectively exported to the the live space? Are the resulting shows shallow, cynical, money making exercises or might the worlds of commercial and artistic theatre ever collaborate?

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The Age of Innocence? Taste, Decency and Self-Censorship

Thursday 07 July 2011 5:00pm-6:00pm
Showroom Cinema 3

The UK’s children’s media industry is shrinking, are risk-averse content makers part of the problem?

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The AR Impact

Thursday 07 July 2011 2:00pm-3:00pm
Showroom Cinema 1

Augmented Reality is the latest buzz technology that’s taking the world by storm. Cutting edge demos reveal how AR will shape creative and business futures.

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The Connected Living Room

Thursday 07 July 2011 11:00am-12:30pm
Showroom Cinema 3

2012 is predicted to be the year of the connected living room - but what's in it for kids?

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The Cos and Pros of Co-Pro

Friday 08 July 2011 2:00pm-3:30pm
Showroom Cinema 3

Four UK producers reveal the secrets of working internationally with a range of funding models.

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The Forum Barbecue

Thursday 07 July 2011 8:00pm-10:30pm
The Forum

An alternative to the Pizza supper - barbecue at the Forum - just across the road

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The Hubs Party

Thursday 07 July 2011 9:00pm-1:00am
HUBS Common Room

The late night party - with drinks at student prices, a DJ and dancing!

What happened at The Hubs Party...

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The Salford Key

Thursday 07 July 2011 10:59am-12:29pm
Showroom Cinema 4

Joe Godwin talks to Lisa Campbell about how the move North is unlocking possibilities and changing BBC Children's.

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Thinking Differently - The CMC Keynote

Wednesday 06 July 2011 6:00pm-7:15pm
Memorial Hall

Lord Puttnam of Queensgate CBE has a distinguished history in film production, and public service. In the opening event of the 2011 Conference, he will be challenge the various sectors of the industry gathered there to Think Differently…

LOCATION: The Memorial Hall, Sheffield City Hall
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Thinking the Unthinkable? – The Future of Funding for Kids' Media in the UK

Friday 08 July 2011 2:00pm-3:30pm
Showroom Cinema 4

Rory Sutherland invites us to think the unthinkable, setting an agenda for debate in the year ahead. Will key industry figures rise to the challenge?

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WORKSHOP: Shape It - Pitch It

Wednesday 06 July 2011 1:00pm-5:00pm
HUBS A

Suitable for writers, animators, production companies and interactive producers, Shape It - Pitch It provides a four-hour space in which ideas can grow.

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WORKSHOP: So You Think You Need an App?

Wednesday 06 July 2011 12:59pm-4:59pm
HUBS Common Room

You have valuable IP. You've decided you need an app. Now what?

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WORKSHOP: The Co-pro Clinic

Wednesday 06 July 2011 1:00pm-5:00pm
HUBS The Stage

Experts from distribution, licensing, business affairs & legal reveal insights into structuring funding for projects, negotiating rights, exploring different territories, and maintaining editorial and creative integrity across the varying demands of a range of partners and territories.

Workshop Report

Presentations from some of the experts are available to download:
Owen Stickler - Dinamo - Can we co-produce and keep animation production in the UK?

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WORKSHOP: Thinking Differently... with Crossover Labs

Wednesday 06 July 2011 1:00pm-5:00pm
Showroom 5

Reflecting the theme of this year’s CMC, this workshop is an exercise in creative innovation.

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