Blogs tagged "international"

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 – Delivery Demands

Posted on: Thursday 04 July 2019 11:39am by Vanisha Sumboo

Technical standards and delivery demands have undergone vast changes in recent years. Content is commissioned by the platform giants and viewed by the consumer in very different ways than how it used to be. Nowadays, the process has much shorter timelines, higher production costs, and more delivery formats - meaning the final quality can be at risk. This session took a look at how to effectively tackle these new delivery demands. Takeaway: ● Netflix have their own QC (quality control) requirements – knowing them from the outset will help streamline the process. ● Have an IT specialist to help with the demands of security procedures. ● Test your pipeline and delivery processes as early as you can, use automatic routines…

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CMC 2019: Report – Stream if You Wanna Go Faster

Posted on: Wednesday 03 July 2019 3:27pm by David Hodgson

The session began with a presentation by Changemaker Dan Laws, from Youth Politics UK, which offers young people training and opportunities to discuss issues with high profile decision makers. Session: With an expert panel, comparing and contrasting Netflix, Amazon, YouTube and the rest, this session looked at their business models, and explored aspects of customer acquisition and retention strategies in a lively and highly informative session which did not disappoint. Takeaway: SVOD's sole focus is on content that can help them increase and retain subscription, nothing else matters to them. Netflix and Amazon are doing less in-house originals now, but are not necessarily commissioning more from indies as a result, preferring to acquire already established IP. Unless you have an…

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June 2019

CMC 2019: Preview – Focus on Ireland

Posted on: Thursday 20 June 2019 2:05am by Shannon George

Wednesday 3rd July 2019, 14:00 - 15:00 HUBS Common Room Ireland has become the go-to place for the creation and production of some truly outstanding content for audiences of all ages. Join us in the HUBS Common Room, for a panel put together by the Irish industry, to reveal what  Ireland can offer. The Irish animation industry is booming. Ireland has a lot to offer financially and creatively to those who need service work or production partners in both animation and live action. The Focus on Ireland panel features members of the Irish animation industry who are at the top of their field and have worked with networks and studios around the world. Come find out why you should be…

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July 2018

CMC 2018: Report – Prix Jeunesse in a Suitcase

Posted on: Thursday 05 July 2018 1:00pm by Joseph Channon

The world of children's TV comes to Sheffield, with outstanding and intriguing highlights from the recently staged premier international festival, Prix Jeunesse. Takeaway: • There is an astounding variety in children's TV worldwide that is worth becoming acquainted with by anyone who is looking to work on a global stage. Detail: The session was introduced by David Kleeman who explained that Prix Jeunesse is a bi-annual festival that celebrates children's programming from all over the world and which celebrated its 27th anniversary this year. With over 400 entries from 50 countries they had a lot of potential shows to share with CMC and David Kleeman must have faced a lot of tough choices in paring this down to just 14.…

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July 2017

CMC 2017: Report – Focus on France

Posted on: Thursday 06 July 2017 3:08pm

France has important resources in terms of animation talents and also offers a large market for kids broadcast, but it is also an underused country for animation coproduction. Major French broadcasters and producers talked about the industry, their own perspectives and possibilities for the future Takeaway: France has a highly competitive TV market with branded blocks and kids' dedicated domestic free TV channels and pay TV split 45/55% between domestic and American networks Only 7% of French household have access to an SVOD service French quotas make the co-production route financially attractive for producers Detail: Julien Borde from France Télévisions (public service) started by giving an overview of the French kids' TV market, the players and their yearly budget. At…

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CMC 2017: Report – Trade, Treaties & Taxes

Posted on: Wednesday 05 July 2017 3:58pm by Simon Bor

Micky Rogers, MRM Inc., hosted this session on the burning questions about financing in the shadow of Brexit, and asked the experts: where are the risks and where are the opportunities? Takeaway: Bad news: No deal on Brexit would not be good for the industry Good news: Co-productions under existing treaties will continue to work whatever happens during Brexit negotiations The current tax credit scheme is unlikely to be taken away, having being introduced by Labour and extended by the Conservatives. Detail Rosina Robson of PACT thought that no deal on Brexit would not be good for the industry. What she thinks needs to be agreed is how to ensure UK production continues to be regarded as European, and that the…

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July 2016

CMC 2016: Report – Commissioner Conversations: International

Posted on: Friday 08 July 2016 12:00am by Simon Bor

Jo Daris, Head of Operations, m4e, introduced the international commissioners panel and asked what content they were looking for. Video: [vimeo video_id="174885371" width="700" height="394" title="Yes" byline="Yes" portrait="Yes" autoplay="No" loop="No" color="00adef"]   Podcast:   Takeaways French preschool is getting bigger as older children migrate to online platforms. 70-80% of all Welsh views on iPlayer are for S4C’s children’s output. Most PBS programming is US originated, because it includes the curriculum. Detail Julien Borde, Head of SVOD France Télévisions, said their content was exclusively animation, thanks to the government initiatives to support the animation industry in France. Preschool was getting bigger and bigger as older children migrated to platforms such as Netflix. He is looking for acquisitions, in particular specials, for female…

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CMC 2016: Report – The Prix Jeunesse Suitcase: Making it Happen All Over the World

Posted on: Thursday 07 July 2016 5:30pm

A digital suitcase and a passionate change-maker unpack their emotional baggage to reveal a brave new world of kids’ media we must all embrace or ignore at our peril, as a spell-bound Rick Adams discovered… Takeaways  Daring content that’s sensitively handled can smash apart taboos and enable our kids at the same time Honesty and truth-telling is the native language of children everywhere Greater bravery is required to push past old boundaries and deliver what today’s kids really need Detail I cried. I was shocked. I laughed uncontrollably. Not something I usually do in a room full of people but when you’re faced with such unbelievable honesty, the kind of honesty you equate with children, then you just can’t help…

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CMC 2016: Preview – The Prix Jeunesse Suitcase

Posted on: Tuesday 05 July 2016 2:27pm by David Kleeman

Session producer David Kleeman on the value of seeing what’s out there in international kids’ TV. Warning: graphic nudity. In children’s TV. There... that ought to fill Cinema 3. That’s not all, though – far from it! Come to the PRIX JEUNESSE Suitcase screening – kids and tweens programming from around the world – to see a 9-year-old marrying his 10-year-old girlfriend, a monster who really wants to be a singer, a moondance, and preschoolers playing agony aunt for their stuffed animals. But, wait, don’t stop there. We’ll finish with a five-clip focus on Japan’s NHK, which is turning out the world’s most highly-designed, visually innovative, unique treatments and narratives for all ages. Why watch kids’ TV from Japan, Norway,…

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July 2012

CMC 2012: PJ PLaylist

Posted on: Friday 06 July 2012 12:34pm by Tom Webb

Blogged by Tom Webb. PJ Playlist Introduced and Produced by: David Kleeman, President, American Center for Children and Media. For those who thought children’s television was the same all around the world, PJ Playlist was able to disprove that notion in an eye-opening 30 minutes of the world’s finest children’s programming. From birthday parties for corpses to a pig obsessed with sunglasses, David Kleeman, President of ACCM, treated his audience to Prix Jeunesse 2012’s finest children’s entertainment. With such creativity and inspiration gained from watching international programming, David offered a stark warning. Never try to recreate it. Do look for tiny bits of inspiration from them, but never remake them in your home nation as it’s likely to lose all…

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