Blogs tagged "inclusivity"

July 2018

CMC 2018: Report – Out and Proud? Or Still Under Wraps?

Posted on: Wednesday 04 July 2018 7:30pm by Cate Zerega

Takeaway: ·     Neil Gaiman said, “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” Let’s beat them together. - Olly Parker ·     Let’s see this panel on the center stage next year - Shabnam Rezaei ·     Be Brave - Kez Margrie Detail: Host Sallyann Keizer of Sixth Sense Media began the panel by asking, “is technology offering platforms to represent LGBT+ and helping children self identify and identify with LGBT+ role models in a way that broadcasters don’t?”. Olly Pike, creator of the YouTube channel ‘Pop’n’Olly’, spoke of his experience as an educator, saying that YouTube is a huge part of the world of a 6-8 year…

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July 2016

CMC 2016: Report – The Last Word

Posted on: Thursday 07 July 2016 10:50pm

George the poet has the last word at this year’s CMC, and guest blogger Kerin Kokot was gripped Takeaways Lack of diversity is an issue that clearly needs to be addressed by professionals working across the media sectors Thankfully, lots of really smart people are doing exactly this. This year’s CMC brought many of them together to help the industry become more aware of the importance of being fully inclusive Detail I’m from Cape Town, and attending the CMC for the first time has been an overwhelming delight. The shoulders we rub against here belong to top, global leaders in the children’s media sectors. The knowledge shared in the workshops and sessions is current, relevant, stimulating. If you missed them,…

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CMC 2016: Report – The Creative Edge?

Posted on: Wednesday 06 July 2016 3:16pm by Jessica Thornsby

An inclusive and inspiring range of talent discussed why diversity is the lifeblood of our industry Takeaways Children’s media has a unique opportunity to build a more inclusive society Inclusivity in the workplace shouldn’t be a boring box-ticking exercise Inclusivity is about improving your business and fuelling creativity by bringing fresh perspectives to the table, disrupting traditional thought processes, and challenging assumptions Detail In this session, a diverse and inspiring range of talent came together to discuss and debate some of the big questions surrounding inclusivity, with special attention to what gives them that 'creative edge'. Oli Hyatt, Creative Director at Blue-Zoo Animation and the Chair of Animation UK, said he sees his dyslexia in a positive light: “I believe that people…

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CMC 2016: Report – Make Something Happen (An Open Space Workshop)

Posted on: Tuesday 05 July 2016 7:28pm by Gabrielle Smith

This ‘Open Space’ workshop discussed the prominent issues surrounding inclusivity, and the broader questions of how the potential of creative people is harnessed, included and represented in the wider industry. Takeaway: Delegates used the pioneering 'Open Space' method to create their own diversity agenda Working in ‘Open Space’ allows everyone present to bring their personal and professional passions, interests and concerns to the room, whilst encouraging an open, and honest discourse Topics of inclusivity discussed included how to remove labels, creating more inclusive games for children, and creating a more diverse workforce The workshop was specifically designed to address the issues of what you can do for inclusivity in your sector Detail: This Open Space discussion worked on the principles that…

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