Events Archive

UK@Kidscreen 2022

Monday 18th July 2022 - Thursday 21st July 2022

UK@Kidscreen 2022UK@Kidscreen is the official UK delegation that supports both virtual and live events at Kidscreen 2022, and CMC assists UK delegates with their attendance.

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CMC 2022

Tuesday 5th July 2022 - Thursday 7th July 2022

CMC 2022The Children's Media Conference 2022 was Live in Sheffield and Online Tuesday 5 - Thursday 7 July 2022. CMC provided sessions, keynotes, workshops and videos on demand - all at the UK's premier children and youth content conference. 

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International Exchange 2022

Thursday 30th June 2022

The International Exchange played host to a wide range of broadcasters, co-producers, funders and investors from across the world keen to meet sellers of content and services. And it took place completely online so getting involved couldn’t have been easier!

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SkillBuilder 2022

Tuesday 28th June 2022

This online workshop was the perfect opportunity to pitch YOUR project to experienced industry investors and creatives, and receive instant and invaluable feedback on both your pitching technique and your concept.

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Get In, Get On Webinar

Monday 27th June 2022

A free webinar for newcomers to the industry and newcomers to CMC. With information on joining the children’s media industry, how to make progress with your freelance work or project, and how to use CMC 2022 to best effect.

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UK@Kidscreen Pre-Briefing

Friday 3rd December 2021

UK@Kidscreen Pre-BriefingAll you need to know to successfully navigate Kidscreen 2022 Miami and Kidscreen Summit Virtual.

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ABC 2021

Thursday 11th November 2021

ABC 2021ABC 2021 by CMC was a one-day exploration of the business of financing, producing and distributing animation worldwide. With online sessions plus an on-demand library of additional content, ABC put you in touch with what the key players in the sector, planning, commissioning, and funding were thinking.

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SkillBuilder 2021

Monday 5th July 2021

Bring your pitch to this workshop to build, develop and refresh your skills with the CMC SkillBuilder – a mix of advice and hands-on learning. With top tips from a large group of industry experts, SkillBuilder gets delegates close to the expertise at the heart of the international children’s entertainment business.

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CMC 2021

Monday 5th July 2021 - Friday 9th July 2021

CMC 2021 LogoCMC Online 5-9 July 2021 was a week-long online conference of children’s and youth content.

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International Exchange 2021

Thursday 1st July 2021

The International Exchange played host to a wide range of broadcasters, co-producers, funders and investors from across the world keen to meet sellers of content and services. And this year it took place completely online so getting involved couldn’t be easier!

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CMC China Connect 2021

Wednesday 21st April 2021 - Thursday 22nd April 2021

CMC China Connect 2021Supported by the UK Department for International Trade, CMC presented CMC China Connect for the second year. Develop your relationship with Chinese platforms, distributors and production companies through webinar and one-to-one meetings.

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CMC Spring Webinars

Friday 26th March 2021 - Friday 18th June 2021

CMC Spring WebinarsFrom March – June 2021, The CMC presented monthly free webinars, with the usual rich mix of CMC content to keep industry professionals informed and connected.

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UK@Kidscreen 2021

Sunday 7th February 2021 - Thursday 11th February 2021

UK@Kidscreen 2021In its new online format, Kidscreen still provides participants the opportunity to keep abreast of important issues and trends in the fast-moving international kids’ entertainment industry, to generate business opportunities, and to network with leading decision-makers. UK@Kidscreen is the official UK delegation, and CMC is assisting UK delegates with their attendance.

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UK@Kidscreen Briefing

Thursday 3rd December 2020

UK@Kidscreen BriefingThe UK@Kidscreen Briefing tackled the key questions to enhance your experience at the world’s most important kids’ media market.

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Animation Business Conference 2020

Thursday 12th November 2020

Animation Business Conference 2020ABC 2020 was CMC’s brand-new day-long Webinar on the Business of Animation: exploring the development and financing of animation projects, both UK and international.

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CMC 2020

Monday 6th July 2020 - Friday 10th July 2020

CMC 2020In July 2020 CMC was re-invented as a week-long online conference of children’s and youth content, with webinars spaced at convenient intervals so that lock-down life could still go on.

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International Exchange 2020

Thursday 2nd July 2020

The International Exchange 2020 was a must for anyone looking for international sales, partnerships or project funding.

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CMC @CICAF & iABC 2020

Tuesday 28th April 2020 - Tuesday 5th May 2020

CMC @CICAF & iABC 2020In partnership with the Department for International Trade, CMC organised the official mission to iABC at the China International Cartoon and Animation Festival in Hangzhou. *This event was cancelled due to government advice on non-essential travel to China*

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CMC Webinars

Friday 24th April 2020 - Friday 26th June 2020

CMC WebinarsFrom April – June 2020, The Children’s Media Community presented regular free webinars on Friday afternoons, with the usual rich mix of CMC content to keep industry professionals informed and connected in the lockdown.

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CMC China Connect

Tuesday 21st April 2020 - Wednesday 29th April 2020

CMC China ConnectCMC presented CMC China Connect. For industry professionals to develop their relationship with Chinese platforms, distributors and production companies through webinar and one-to-one meetings.

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UK@Kidscreen 2020

Monday 10th February 2020 - Thursday 13th February 2020

UK@Kidscreen 2020Kidscreen Summit 2020 provided participants the opportunity to keep abreast of important issues and trends in the fast-moving international kids’ entertainment industry, to generate business opportunities, and to network with leading decision-makers.

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Manimation 2019

Monday 11th November 2019

Manimation 2019Manimation – the event for UK animation community which focuses exclusively on how to keep you and your business busy and thriving today and in the future.

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Be Ready for Brexit

Thursday 24th October 2019

Be Ready for BrexitBe Ready for Brexit was an afternoon which provided the information needed to prepare for Britain's departure from the EU. A free event funded by the government's Business Readiness Fund.

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CMC 2019

Tuesday 2nd July 2019 - Thursday 4th July 2019

CMC 2019CMC 2019 ran from Tuesday 2 – Thursday 4 July where over 1,250 delegates converged on Sheffield, UK for keynotes and over 60 sessions.

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CMC @CICAF & iABC 2019

Monday 29th April 2019 - Sunday 5th May 2019

CMC @CICAF & iABC 2019CMC organised the official mission to iABC at the China International Cartoon and Animation Festival in the city of Hangzhou, near Shanghai, at the end of April 2019.

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CMC Exchange @LBF

Thursday 14th March 2019

A full day of market meetings at London Book Fair 2019 where producers met broadcasters, publishers, licensing companies & distributors to pitch IP.

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UK@Kidscreen 2019

Monday 11th February 2019 - Thursday 14th February 2019

UK@Kidscreen 2019Kidscreen Summit 2019 provided participants the opportunity to keep abreast of important issues and trends in the fast-moving international kids' entertainment industry, to generate business and revenue opportunities, and to network with leading decision-makers.

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Breakfast Briefings 2019

Monday 11th February 2019 - Thursday 14th February 2019

UK@Kidscreen 2019 delegates were welcomed to join special Breakfast Briefings which took place at the InterContinental Miami during Kidscreen Summit.

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Going to Market

Thursday 10th January 2019

Going to MarketIn partnership with Animation UK, CMC presented “Going to Market” – a comprehensive guide to preparing your company for export and to the international markets in kids’ content – with special emphasis on the opportunities for animation worldwide.

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Manimation 2018

Monday 12th November 2018

Manimation 2018Manimation was THE event for UK animation community which focused exclusively on how to keep you and your business busy and thriving today and in the future.

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CMC 2018

Tuesday 3rd July 2018 - Thursday 5th July 2018

CMC 2018CMC 2018 ran from Tuesday 3 – Thursday 5 July where over 1,100 delegates converged on Sheffield, UK for keynotes and over 60 sessions.

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TAP Grants @MIFA 2018

Tuesday 12th June 2018 - Friday 15th June 2018

TAP Grants @MIFA 2018In partnership with the Department for International Trade, CMC organised TAP grants for MIFA in Annecy, France in June 2018.

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CMC @CICAF 2018

Friday 27th April 2018 - Wednesday 2nd May 2018

CMC @CICAF 2018CMC organised TAP grants for the China International Cartoon and Animation Festival in the city of Hangzhou, near Shanghai, in April 2018.

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CMC Exchange @LBF

Thursday 12th April 2018

Brand owners and publishers met potential partners in this brand partnership market. Delegates came to London Book Fair and developed their reach into licensing, retail, events and other fields in the most efficient and cost effective way.

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UK@Kidscreen 2018

Monday 12th February 2018 - Thursday 15th February 2018

This year’s event offered participants the opportunity to keep abreast of important issues and trends in the fast-moving international kids’ entertainment industry, to generate business and revenue opportunities, and to network with leading decision-makers.

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Manimation 2017

Thursday 16th November 2017

Curated by Manchester-based Manimation Working Group and organised by The Children’s Media Conference, Manimation presented business and creative inspiration sessions for the region’s animation community.

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CMC 2017

Tuesday 4th July 2017 - Thursday 6th July 2017

CMC 2017 continued in its new midweek format, running from Tuesday 4 – Thursday 6 July. 1,200 delegates converged on Sheffield, UK for keynotes, workshops and over 60 sessions.

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CMC Rights Exchange @LBF 2017

Thursday 16th March 2017

The UK’s market event for Children’s Publishers, Authors’ Agents, TV, Interactive, Film, Games and App Producers and Licensing Executives at The London Book Fair.

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UK@Kidscreen 2017

Monday 13th February 2017 - Thursday 16th February 2017

UK@Kidscreen is the official UK delegation to Kidscreen in Miami, supported by Department for International Trade, and led by Greg Childs and Sarah Baynes.

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Manimation 2016

Thursday 17th November 2016

Manimation is Manchester’s annual day-long gathering for the animation sector, bringing everyone together to gain business understanding and creative inspiration.

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CMC 2016

Tuesday 5th July 2016 - Thursday 7th July 2016

CMC 2016 had a NEW midweek format, running from Tuesday 5 – Thursday 7 July. 1,100 delegates converged on Sheffield, UK for keynotes, workshops and over 60 sessions.

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CMC Rights Exchange @LBF 2016

Thursday 14th April 2016

The CMC Rights Exchange was a must for anyone looking to buy and sell children’s IP. It took place for the second year at The London Book Fair, offering a wide range of new benefits including access to 1500 exhibitors and 25,000 publishing professionals from around the world.

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CMC Animation Exchange 2016

Thursday 10th March 2016

The CMC brought the fourth in our Spring Animation Industry Seminars – perfectly timed to lead into the British Animation Awards on the same evening.

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UK@Kidscreen 2016

Monday 8th February 2016 - Thursday 11th February 2016

This year’s event offered participants the opportunity to keep abreast of important issues and trends in the fast-moving international kids entertainment industry, to generate business and revenue opportunities, and to network with leading decision-makers. And for the first time this year Kidscreen incorporated iKids into the summit.

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Breakfast Briefings 2016

Monday 8th February 2016 - Thursday 11th February 2016

UK@Kidscreen 2016 delegates were welcomed to join special Breakfast Briefings which took place at the InterContinental Miami during Kidscreen Summit.

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Manimation 2015

Thursday 19th November 2015

Manimation is designed to inform companies and freelancers about key factors for success in working in animation, visual FX, commercials, corporate, interactive, games, apps and virtual reality.

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Children’s Film First Conference 2015

Wednesday 23rd September 2015 - Thursday 24th September 2015

The Children’s Film First Conference was a Europe-wide conference in Belgium for everyone who works with children to educate and inspire them about film.

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CMC @Expo Milano 2015

Tuesday 8th September 2015

A one day conference organised by CMC at the Expo Milano 2015. Dedicated to kids’ and youth content in the entertainment and educational markets.TV buyers, producers and educational software and content buyers from a range of territories attended. The one-day event ended with one-to-one meeting opportunities with key guests.

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CMC 2015

Wednesday 1st July 2015 - Friday 3rd July 2015

1,075 delegates converged on Sheffield, UK for keynotes, workshops and over 50 sessions. Plus on Wednesday 1 July the CMC International Exchange offered a full day to meet and pitch to commissioners, buyers and co-producers.

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CMC 2015

Wednesday 1st July 2015 - Friday 3rd July 2015

1,075 delegates converged on Sheffield, UK for keynotes, workshops and over 50 sessions. Plus on Wednesday 1 July the CMC International Exchange offered a full day to meet and pitch to commissioners, buyers and co-producers.

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CMC Rights Exchange @LBF

Thursday 16th April 2015

The CMC Rights Exchange was a must for anyone looking to buy and sell children’s IP – especially if looking to build partnerships to take content across platforms. For the first time, the CMC Rights Exchange took place at The LBF, offering a wide range of new benefits including access to 1500 exhibitors and 25,000 publishing professionals from around the world.

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Breakfast Briefings

Monday 23rd February 2015 - Thursday 26th February 2015

UK@Kidscreen 2015 delegates were welcomed to join special Breakfast Briefings which took place at the InterContinental Miami during Kidscreen Summit.

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UK@Kidscreen 2015

Monday 23rd February 2015 - Thursday 26th February 2015

This year’s event offered participants an unparalleled opportunity to keep abreast of important issues and trends in the fast-moving international kids entertainment industry, generate business and revenue opportunities, and network with leading decision-makers.

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Manimation 2014

Thursday 20th November 2014

Manimation Fusion was designed to inform companies and freelancers about key factors for success in working in animation, visual FX, commercials, corporate, interactive, games, Apps and virtual reality.

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CMC Rights Exchange

Friday 7th November 2014

A new market event for Children’s Publishers, Authors’ Agents, TV, Interactive, Film, Games and App Producers!

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CMC 2014

Wednesday 2nd July 2014 - Friday 4th July 2014

The Children’s Media Conference 2014 is the most important event in the UK calendar for everyone involved in developing, producing and distributing content for kids. 1,000 delegates from children’s TV, interactive media, games, licensing, toys, radio, book and magazine publishing, arts, culture, film and ed tech – came to Sheffield from 2-4 July.

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CMC Animation Exchange 2014

Friday 4th April 2014

The CMC brought you the third in our annual Spring Animation Industry Seminars. We investigated the UK Animation Tax Break one year on, looking at the successes, the challenges, how the new incentive has affected the landscape for animation in the UK and how the training initiatives are progressing.

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Breakfast Briefing

Monday 10th February 2014

On Monday 10th February CMC held a breakfast briefing for all the UK@Kidscreen delegates. BAFTA NY once again worked with us to bring the delegates an in depth look at kids’ viewing trends from a North American perspective.

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UK@Kidscreen 2014

Sunday 9th February 2014 - Wednesday 12th February 2014

The Kidscreen Summit at the Hilton New York welcomed participants from 42 countries, and offered a global perspective on children’s media.

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Manimation 2013: New Players, New Perspectives

Thursday 12th December 2013

The third Manimation daytime event explored new practices and new partnerships in production, distribution and funding.

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Pre-Market Briefing

Wednesday 4th December 2013

This market briefing event was designed to acquaint companies and freelancers to decide whether and when to attend the key markets in the Children’s Media calendar, with a special focus on Kidscreen as the next big event.

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Manimation 2013

Thursday 21st November 2013 - Thursday 12th December 2013

The first 'Manimation'. Designed to inform companies and freelancers about key factors for success in working for the children’s and animation audience. Speakers included broadcasters, commissioners, buyers and animation consultants.

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Manimation 2013: Going Global

Thursday 21st November 2013

How to take your animation to the international marketplace. Who’s buying, who’s co-producing, how does the UK tax break work and how do subsidies, funding and audience trends in other territories impact on projects?

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Manimation 2013: Animation Audience & Kids' Commissioners

Thursday 31st October 2013

As part of the Manchester Manimation Festival, the Children’s Media Conference staged a networking and information day, designed to inform companies about animation and the children’s audience.

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CMC 2013

Wednesday 3rd July 2013 - Friday 5th July 2013

The Children’s Media Conference 2013 welcomed 900+ delegates from children’s TV, interactive media, games, licensing, toys, radio, book and magazine publishing, arts, culture and film – to Sheffield from 3-5 July.

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UK@Annecy 2013

Friday 14th June 2013

CMC staged a networking and information morning, designed to inform the international community about the new UK animation tax incentive, and provide opportunities for making business contacts at MIFA. It featured expert guidance on the new UK tax break.

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CMC Information Exchange

Thursday 6th June 2013

A half-day event at the Showroom in Sheffield. With the support of Creative Sheffield, CMC staged a networking and information morning, designed to inform companies about key factors in working for the children’s and animation audience.

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CMC Animation Exchange

Thursday 4th April 2013

The CMC Animation Exchange was intended for the UK animation sector and invaluable for international partners to learn about the new opportunities the tax incentive presents. It outlined everything producers needed about the new Animation Series Tax Break.

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UK@Kidscreen 2013

Tuesday 5th February 2013 - Friday 8th February 2013

The Official UK Delegation to the KidScreen Summit 2013 (New York, USA.)

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Preparing for Market - The Kidscreen Pre-Briefing

Wednesday 5th December 2012

An essential event for delegates preparing for the UK@Kidscreen mission (Feb 2013) and a valuable insight into the various markets at which children’s content is licensed and funded.

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DIY Research - A Producer's Guide

Wednesday 7th November 2012

As part of the CMC’s new programme: Research meets the Producers and in association with the ESRC Festival of Social Science, we linked up with the research community to present this event. (London Knowledge Lab, London)

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CMC at Cinekid 2012

Thursday 25th October 2012

In a new partnership the CMC stages a session on Two-Screen Interaction at the Cinekid Conference in Amsterdam

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CMC 2012

Wednesday 4th July 2012 - Friday 6th July 2012

CMC offered an intensive pre-Olympic workout to raise your game creatively and commercially. Over 800 delegates gathered in Sheffield in July 2012 to hear over 150 Speakers and panelists explore the creative, business, strategic and policy issues facing the kids’ content industries.

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The CMC International Exchange, 2 - 6 July 2012

Monday 2nd July 2012 - Friday 6th July 2012

A group of international delegates attended CMC (4-6 July 2012), and prior to that some of them were available for meetings in London and Salford.

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Get In Shape For Kids

Sunday 25th March 2012

An intensive pre-conference work-out for newcomers to the CMC. 25 March 2011. (Electric Works, Sheffield.)

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CMC British Animation Afternoon

Thursday 15th March 2012

An afternoon exploring digital opportunities for the animation community, associated withe the British Animation Awards. 15 March 2012. (Westminster, London.)

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UK@Kidscreen 2012

Tuesday 7th February 2012 - Friday 10th February 2012

The Official UK Delegation to the KidScreen Summit 2012 (New York, USA.)

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CMC 2011

Wednesday 6th July 2011 - Friday 8th July 2011

Whether you are a content creator, a publisher, a writer, an academic, or a commissioner, CMC 2011 brought examples of new ways of working and potential new partnerships in Sheffield, UK.

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Salford Seminars 2011 - Preparing to Pitch

Thursday 3rd March 2011

Development and pitching workshop for independent producers. 3 March 2011. (Northwest Vision, Salford.)

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Salford Seminar 2011 - Meet the BBC Commissioners

Monday 24th January 2011

A chance for producers to learn the BBC’s commissioning processes and needs in TV and Interactive, with Damian Kavanagh and Kay Benbow 24 Jan 2011. (Northwest Vision, Salford.)

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Preparing for Market - Animated Encounters

Friday 19th November 2010

A comprehensive overview of the animation markets, developing projects in line with their requirements and how to best exploit them once there. An event at the Animated Encounters Festival, 19 Nov 2010. (Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol.)

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CMC 2010

Wednesday 30th June 2010 - Friday 2nd July 2010

New Decade, New Challenges: How can children’s media make a positive impact on kids’ lives? Delegates attended CMC 2010 in Sheffield to explore how to help shape the future for the audience and for you.

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The Salford Seminars 2010

Thursday 28th January 2010 - Thursday 25th March 2010

Three linked events to develop children’s content creative and business awareness in the North, including commissioning, innovative funding and market intelligence seminars. 28 Jan – 25 March 2010 (Northwest Vision, Salford.)

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