Blogs tagged "Cbeebies"

July 2018

CMC 2018: Report – The Making of ‘Gudrun: The Viking Princess’

Posted on: Thursday 05 July 2018 9:16pm by Louise Lynch

The session opened with a showreel from Children’s Media Network Scotland followed by a conversation between Alix Wiseman from 9 Story Media Group and the programme’s writer and producer at Maramedia, Simon Parsons.   Simon explained how the commission came about after a casual conversation with Kay Benbow, CBeebies Controller at the time. Natural History producers Maramedia were making a series for PBS about the Vikings.  They were able to piggyback a pilot shoot for Gudrun during some PBS filming scheduled with a Viking boat and the show was commissioned from the pilot.   Kay explained that she “liked the idea of a strong female lead who was a princess but not the princess you might expect".  It was a…

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July 2017

CMC 2017: Report – Meet The Commissioners: BBC

Posted on: Saturday 08 July 2017 10:48am by Christina Evans

The full session is available here as a video and as a podcast: A panel of BBC commissioners from across the departments told a keen audience everything they need to know in order to confidently pitch, from they types of shows they're looking for to details of development deals and IP rights Takeaway: Wanted: Content for gaps in programming. Wanted: Inventive brand extensions that take popular shows to another level. Wanted: Comedy, diversity and and passionate hosts who can really inspire young minds. Detail: Cheryl Taylor, Controller, CBBC Kay Benbow,  Controller, CBeebies, Lucie McLean, Head of Product, Children's, BBC Design and Engineering, Jakie Myburgh, Business Controller, BBC Children's Variety’s Stewart Clarke introduced the panel, before reminding us of the recent big news for BBC…

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CMC 2017: Report – Opening Keynote

Posted on: Wednesday 05 July 2017 2:16am by Simon Bor

The full session is available here as a video and as a podcast: Broadcaster Nihal Arthanayake introduced the two keynote speakers from BBC, James Purnell, Director of BBC Radio & Education, and Alice Webb, Director of BBC Children’s and Director of BBC North, to discuss the details of the BBC’s increase in children’s spending announced today. Takeaways: ​BBC announces additional £34m spend on children’s content over next three years. CBeebies and CBBC content and channels remain in place though fewer and bigger will become the watchwords. The new money will mainly be used for digital developments, greater interactivity and new content for 12-16s. A key development will be personalisation of the iPlayer, allowing older children and young teens to receive…

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July 2016

CMC 2016: Report – Making It Live

Posted on: Thursday 07 July 2016 9:55pm by Gabrielle Smith

What do you need to create content within the live space? This session explored the benefits of brand extension in the live event space and how successful you can be at attracting a children’s audience away from the screen and into the real world Takeaway Live event spaces are an important and exciting sector of the industry for new and original content Power of a strong brand and finding a form of measurable success that excites the intended audience is key Know your level of risk Detail As well as being highly informative, this session was a lively and thoughtful conversation that really covered all bases. From brand extension and live event spaces, to creating and providing interactive role-play opportunities,…

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CMC 2016: Report – Making a Difference: Cultural Connections

Posted on: Thursday 07 July 2016 11:38am by Simon Bor

A changemaker and a panel appealed to the audience of content producers to help make that difference Takeaway: The creative industries are a way to reach that child in the margins Manchester has the 4th highest child poverty figures in England We must accept there are people out there that are not being reached Detail: Jon Spooner, Writer, Director, Founder and Creative Director of Unlimited Theatre, introduced changemaker Clara Jessop, Founding Director of Enabling Play. Clara asked the audience to picture the child that they create for. Is it somebody with learning difficulties? Probably not. She was brought up with a brother, an actor who happens to have Downs Syndrome. Had he been born before the 80s, he wouldn’t have…

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July 2012

CMC 2012: Making vegetables talk!

Posted on: Sunday 01 July 2012 10:56am by Jon Hancock

I’m Jon Hancock – I’ll be blogging at this year’s CMC. Your emergency exits are ... Hmm, maybe not. I’ve been at the Beeb for 12 years – working my way up the ranks within the Children’s department across CBBC and CBeebies. Now at the dizzying height of Series Producer, I’ve been spending the last couple of years making vegetables talk in the joyously bunting-tastic Mr Bloom’s Nursery. It’s a hoot to make – wonderful team, and I don’t care what you say, Ben Faulks (Mr Bloom himself) is the nicest bloke in telly. That Mumsnet readers find him the tinciest bit attractive isn’t something that I’m going to exploit TOO much this summer as we film the new series…

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