Blogs in "CMC 2020 Blog"

June 2020

CMC 2020: Preview: Inclusivity Now – The Road To MixMups and Beyond

Posted on: Thursday 25 June 2020 1:38pm by Rebecca Atkinson

Rebecca Atkinson explains what lies behind her CMC Inclusivity Now video and describes the (bumpy) road to 'MixMups'                     The Children's Media Conference Facebook Group Chat - Inclusivity Now offers the opportunity for delegates to comment, ask questions and discuss the content of all the Inclusivity Now strand at CMC. 'MixMups'? What is this show, where did it come from and why is it smashing the mould? As part of CMC 2020 ‘Inclusivity Now’, I’ll be sharing my story as the Creator and Executive Producer of 'MixMups', a pre-school stop-motion animation and toy brand about three little friends and a magic mixable fancy dress box.  The show features disabled lead characters…

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CMC 2020: Preview: Perspective On… The Golden Rules for Creating Great Kids’ Cartoons

Posted on: Monday 22 June 2020 11:47am by Sam Harris

San Harris from Hook Research , producing this video for the Perspective On... series for CJC 2020, finds his Ikigai... What does it take to make a great cartoon? That’s the question we at Hook are exploring at this year’s Virtual Children’s Media Conference – speaking with writers, animators, producers, and researchers and distilling their thoughts into positive and inspirational ‘Golden Rules’ for creators and thought-leaders in the kids animation space. These experts include: Sophie Deen, the CEO and Founder of Bright Little Labs – a media company who are creating interactive, STEM-themed stories for young people Rebecca Hobbs, Freelance Writer and Creative Consultant – previously, the head-writer on 'Sadie Sparks' and currently working on a number of exciting, new…

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CMC 2020: Preview: Perspective On…Listening to Kids

Posted on: Friday 19 June 2020 7:00pm

Esther Kaufmann and Laura Hamm - producing and  presenting one of the CMC 2020 "Perspective On..." videos  urge us to listen to kids, and tell us how to do it Perspective On... Listening to Kids  has a Chat area in the Children’s Media Conference Facebook Group. Delegates can use it to leave messages, ask questions and discuss. The call at last year’s CMC was loud. The young Changemakers were clear – we adults have to listen more. If we want to create media that speaks to children, that stays with them, we have to listen. But real listening is hard. We understand children best when they talk like adults, so there’s a lot we don’t hear. That means we miss…

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CMC 2020: Preview: CMC Quiz

Posted on: Thursday 18 June 2020 11:33pm by Steve Wynne

Steve Wynne is hosting the CMC Quiz Night on Wednesday 8 July, from 8-10 pm  Bored of Zoom?  Bored of quizzes?  THEN LOOK NO FURTHER. This is the Quiz to end ALL QUIZZES.  There will be questions, there will be answers.  There will be PRIZES.  Imagine not just beating your friends and family BUT EVERYONE IN THE CHILDREN'S MEDIA INDUSTRY to be crowned the CMC Quiz Champion 2020 (and forever as this is the first and last time we’re doing it). Are you smarter than a ten year old?  Do you know what celebs looked like as kids?  Think you know your TV themes?  No round will be boring, and no round too difficult. Hosted by someone who almost got onto BBC…

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CMC 2020: Preview – The CMC International Exchange

Posted on: Thursday 18 June 2020 2:04am

CMC International Exchange Exec. Helen McAleer and CMC China Connect Exec.Sarah Baynes want to encourage everyone with content, IP, ideas and talent to sell, to attend the world's friendliest kids' media market. Helen McAleer: I am so happy to be hosting the CMC International Exchange again this year on 2 July. It will be odd not to be rushing about in the Victorian splendour of Sheffield Town Hall, but we won't let a global pandemic stop us from putting on this incredibly useful and fun event!  Online face-to-face meetings are clearly working - even for pitching at media markets. Of course it hasn't been without its challenges. But with our incredible management and technical team we are delighted to be virtually…

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CMC 2020: Preview – The CMC Karaoke Show

Posted on: Tuesday 16 June 2020 5:47pm by Maria Pullen

                      Maria Pullen (Volunteer AP on the CMC Karaoke Show) tunes up for a great night.... in. When the working day is done, CMC just wants to have fun! And what’s more fun than one of the highlights of the conference – karaoke night. CMC lore dictates that karaoke is a place for forging bonds with friends old and new. With that in mind, we didn’t want to skip it this time around, especially when staying connected is as important as ever. This year we will be hosting our very first online ‘CMC Karaoke Show’ on Thursday 9 July, 8pm-10pm which will be streamed live via Zoom straight to you!…

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CMC 2020: Preview – SkillBuilder: Pitch Yourself Perfect!

Posted on: Tuesday 16 June 2020 12:40am by Justine Bannister

Justine Bannister - Producing and Facilitating the CMC SkillBuilder - on why it's the perfect opportunity to enhance your skills AND make vital new connections... Because of the unique circumstances we all find ourselves in, CMC has decided - as part of its mission to keep the kids' community connected and informed - to make SkillBuilder available as a separate ticket from the main conference in 2020. It's fantastic value for money, at just £30+VAT for 90 minutes of expert guidance and the chance to meet some of the best known names in the business of kids' media. CMC SkillBuilder aims to help you build, develop and refresh your pitching skills with a mix of advice and hands-on learning. I'll soon be…

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