Blogs tagged "drama"

July 2019

CMC 2019: Report – Staying Local

Posted on: Friday 05 July 2019 11:26am by Jenny Kane

This session asked what is the place of local drama - in a world where the streaming ‘giants’ are able to throw huge resources at international stories? The key question put to panel experts was how ‘kid focused’ drama can flourish during times of change. Takeaway: Children need and have a desire to see their lives reflected on screen back at them. The BFI Young Audience Content Fund is a new funding stream to encourage producers to make the local dramas they haven’t been able to before. International programmes do not necessarily mean glossy and expensive. A mix model approach should be adopted by broadcasters when it comes to local vs international - "for every 'Stranger Things' there is a 'The…

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CMC 2019: Report – Tackling Teens

Posted on: Thursday 04 July 2019 12:41pm

With the swift and powerful development of social media, there are some concerns that we are now in a world where connecting with teens through traditional means has become tricky. This session took a look at engaging with audiences not only through their social media, but also through writing styles and narratives. Takeaway: Teens’ input into programmes is paramount in as research for programme development. Teens love memes! Amplify the use of memes when a programme is live for more interaction with teens. Social media is where teens spend most of their time and disregarding social media can disregard them. Detail: Claire Tavernier, introduced the session stating that "70% of teens now have social media profiles and are very connected,…

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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 – Look! No Strings

Posted on: Wednesday 05 July 2017 5:08pm by Gabrielle Smith

Puppets are brought to life for television, theatre and film by the talented puppeteers that operate them. Thinking about puppetry as a skilled and diverse art, this panel explores the magic and illusion of puppets and performance Takeaway: Puppets have the ability to animate and engage their audience, and are allowed to get away with things that a human just couldn’t! Performance skills are essential: a puppeteer must sing, act, dance, move… and then make it live! The craft of the puppeteer is often a self-directing role Detail: As puppeteer and puppet maker Neil Sterenberg begins: "Puppets are perennially loved, they hold a special place in our culture and have been around since we’ve been around." With an array of…

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