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Animation Online

Wednesday 06 July 2016 2:10pm-3:10pm
Showroom Cinema 3

Animation has a healthy history on the internet and in this session we will be talking to a group of talented animators who have made their mark on the internet as well as creatives who have chosen to move from traditional broadcasters to this new viewing platform. We’ll explore whether animation is thriving on the […]

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Animation UK Meeting

Thursday 07 July 2016 12:45pm-1:45pm
HUBS Bar Phoenix

Animation UK- the soon to be re-launched industry association for animation – after consulting with the industry earlier in the year now presents its blueprint for the future. This session will give your final chance to input and debate the organisation, before signing up as members!

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Apps: Standing out from the Crowd

Wednesday 06 July 2016 2:10pm-3:10pm
HUBS The Stage

How does a kids’ app achieve breakthrough in a crowded marketplace. What are the ingredients for success, and what causes some to fall by the wayside? 80 to 90 per cent of all downloaded apps are used once and then eventually deleted by users. Which are the ones that makes kids laugh? What are parents […]

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CMNS presents: the Katie Morag story

Wednesday 06 July 2016 12:45pm-1:45pm
HUBS Bar Phoenix

The CBeebies series ‘Katie Morag’ has brought global success to Scottish indie, Move On Up, as well as 3 BAFTAs and a Peabody Award. What have been the rewards and challenges in adapting Mairi Hedderwick’s book series for the small screen? Children’s media consultant Howard Litton interviews the series’ executive producer Lindy Cameron. The session […]

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Co-Development: When Two Become One

Thursday 07 July 2016 2:10pm-3:10pm
HUBS Common Room

Co-developing is frequently a creator’s first step in getting their original concept developed, funded and produced.  It is the most common model for developing children’s content and often leads to an inexperienced creative having to make a huge leap of faith in their dealings with a much more experienced and business savvy children’s producer. Using a […]

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Commissioner Conversations: BBC

Thursday 07 July 2016 9:30am-10:30am
Showroom Cinema 4

Using clips to illustrate key successful moments, the BBC commissioners explain their priorities – what types of shows they are looking for, what works – including casting, storyline, format, duration, tone, marketing – and the most effective way to approach the channels. Video: Podcast:     This session began with a presentation by Changemaker 15 […]

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Commissioner Conversations: Commercial Networks

Wednesday 06 July 2016 11:00am-12:30pm
Showroom Cinema 4

A chance to hear from the content teams of Disney, Turner and Viacom. Find out what’s successful, what they’re looking for, and how best to approach them. Commissioners from this session are available for one-to-one meetings from 12.45pm in the Workstation Mezzanine. Videos: Podcasts:  

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Commissioner Conversations: International

Thursday 07 July 2016 11:00am-12:30pm
Showroom Cinema 4

This ninety-minute session will allow audience members to hear from international children’s commissioners from around the world about how they make it happen in their home country and on their home network. Hear diverse opinions starting from your own backyard in Wales and Ireland and expanding outwards to representatives from Europe, North America and South […]

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Commissioner Conversations: VoD and OTT

Wednesday 06 July 2016 3:30pm-4:30pm
Showroom Cinema 4

From iPlayer to YouTube to Netflix, and many more in between: the growth of VOD and OTT services in the past few years has been rapid, and shows no signs of stopping. Increasingly children and young people are turning to on-demand services for their entertainment – whether it’s a dedicated app or a streaming video […]

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Connected Toy Story

Thursday 07 July 2016 9:40am-10:40am
Showroom Cinema 2

Connected toys have been huge Christmas hits in the past with Furby, Lego Dimensions and Disney Infinity topping every kid’s letter to Santa, but there are also less well known educational and start up brands that are making waves in the market.  Being at the forefront of technology means that the market for connected toys […]

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Creative Curriculum - Lost or Not?

Thursday 07 July 2016 2:10pm-3:10pm
Showroom Cinema 2

Time for non-core subjects, including art, music and languages, is getting squeezed out of the classroom. How can we ensure children consider creative careers and where can digital solutions help?

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Creative Keynote with Chris Riddell

Wednesday 06 July 2016 6:30pm-7:30pm
Crucible Theatre

Our Keynote speaker this year is Chris Riddell – illustrator, author and political cartoonist. Passionate about the act of creation, politically committed, and currently meeting thousands of young people from every background across the UK in his role as Children’s Laureate, Chris will bring his unique wit and world-view to a keynote which promises inspiration and challenge in equal measure. Session Producer Ed Pugh on Chris’s keynote: You […]

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Crucible Bar Open

Wednesday 06 July 2016 5:00pm-6:30pm
Crucible Theatre

The Crucible bar is open for drinks before the Creative Keynote

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Culture for Kids Goes Digital

Wednesday 06 July 2016 11:00am-12:15pm
HUBS The Stage

Arts and cultural organisations show how they’re reaching, engaging and inspiring children digitally to create a more accessible and personal experience.

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EURO 2016 On Screen

Wednesday 06 July 2016 8:00pm-10:00pm
The Showroom Bar

Watch Wales vs. Portugal at the Showroom Bar. Free to all delegates.

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First Timers Meet Up

Tuesday 05 July 2016 4:30pm-5:00pm
The Workstation

First Timers are invited to meet at the Registration Desk in the Workstation before walking up together to the First Timers Reception at the Crucible Theatre.

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First Timers Reception / Crucible Bar Open

Tuesday 05 July 2016 5:00pm-6:00pm
Crucible Theatre

Come and join some ‘many timers’ as they answer the question: What has the CMC ever done for me? There will be free drinks and an opportunity to mingle with other first timers and veterans. Come prepared with burning questions to ask in smaller groups. The Crucible bar is also open for drinks before the Opening […]

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Focus on Canada

Wednesday 06 July 2016 5:00pm-6:00pm
HUBS Common Room

Through the lens of two recent successful Canada/UK collaborations, a hands-on assessment of the creative connectors, cultural differences and financial matrices you need to consider. With an open book look at the different ways these collaborations could have come together and how they ultimately did; learn how to be a savvy and desirable co-pro partner, […]

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Focus on China

Wednesday 06 July 2016 11:00am-12:15pm
HUBS Common Room

How best to develop your IP in China? Whether you have a brand new idea or a finished programme, in this session you’ll find the best way to expand your international market into a nation of 1.3 billion people. You’ll learn about the demands of Chinese broadcasters; receive suggestions from a co-production manager; and understand […]

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Focus on Europe

Thursday 07 July 2016 9:30am-10:30am
HUBS Common Room

With the demand for content on increasingly smaller budgets, this session will take you on a swift European tour to find out where the money is, how to get your hands on it and who is building partnerships.  A diverse panel of European broadcasters, and UK and European producers will explore the advantages and incentives that European co-production […]

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Focus on India

Wednesday 06 July 2016 2:10pm-3:00pm
HUBS Common Room

The Indian Entertainment & Media Sector is an £11billion plus industry (2013) displaying rapid growth. Within that the largest segment is Television, forecast to grow from over £4billion in 2013 to nearly £9billion by 2018. Reflecting global trends, digital currently accounts for around 22% revenues but internet driven business segments (i.e. online advertising) are forecast […]

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Girl, Interrupted: A Deeper Dive into Gender Depiction

Thursday 07 July 2016 9:40am-10:40am
Showroom Cinema 3

In the year Katniss Everdeen was dominant on posters all around the country for the last ‘Hunger Games’ film, we have been shown that strong female characters can be dominant in media for young people. However we have also been asking #wheresrey which has shown that gender prejudice can still be ingrained in the industry’s […]

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Green Shoots in Children's and Family Film

Thursday 07 July 2016 1:00pm-1:45pm
Showroom Cinema 3

New ways to make Children’s and Family films outside the studio system? Using public and TV rights e.g. ‘Bach in Brazil’ in Germany or possibly via Film Cymru’s new support for a development deal with Chicken House in the UK? Join us to discover how to do it. ‘Bach in Brazil’ is currently still playing […]

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Innovation in Education

Wednesday 06 July 2016 2:10pm-3:10pm
Showroom Cinema 2

Children’s media organisations from multinational giants to VC-backed start-ups have sprung up around the world to tackle the problem of how to make school subjects and learning interesting – even entertaining. How are they using technology to engage classrooms? How are live events and play used to compliment book and rote learning? How can the […]

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International Exchange AM Session

Tuesday 05 July 2016 9:15am-12:45pm
Millennium Gallery

The morning begins with table set-up at 9am, the Welcome Session is at 9.15am, meetings run from 9.30am-12.45pm and a networking lunch is provided from 12.45pm-2pm.

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International Exchange PM Session

Tuesday 05 July 2016 1:30pm-5:00pm
Millennium Gallery

The afternoon begins with a networking lunch from 12.45pm, the table set-up is at 1.15pm, the Welcome Session is at 1.30pm, meetings run from 1.45-5pm.

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Licensing Masterminds

Wednesday 06 July 2016 12:45pm-1:45pm
Showroom Cinema 2

Kids brand licensing experts know everything about the properties they represent, but how will they fare under Mastermind questioning in specialist and general rounds?

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Making a Difference: Cultural Connections

Wednesday 06 July 2016 3:40pm-4:40pm
Showroom Cinema 3

Early engagement with the arts has a proven positive impact on young people: raising aspirations, increasing confidence, improving communication skills and unlocking creativity. So how can we extend the reach to children with limited access to the arts? This session begins with a presentation by Changemakers Will & Cara Jessop, Founders of accessible games design […]

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Making Access Happen

Thursday 07 July 2016 11:10am-12:30pm
Showroom Cinema 2

Children in all their diversity are well represented on screen, in books and on radio but what happens behind the scenes? Are the people who make content just as representative? With diversity as the theme for CMC 2016 and now a focus for employers, we look at who is getting in, how they are getting […]

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Making It Live

Thursday 07 July 2016 2:10pm-3:10pm
HUBS The Stage

What building blocks do you need to have to create content within the live space? An existing brand?  Considerable financial backing?  Or just a good idea? This session explores the benefits of brand extension in the live event space, and the opportunities and challenges of creating new and original live content.  How successful can you […]

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Mapping Data, Building an Audience

Wednesday 06 July 2016 3:40pm-4:40pm
Showroom Cinema 2

The art of building a content masterpiece through data-driven decisions and incorporating real audience engagement patterns.

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Masterclass: Ford Riley, The Call of the Roar

Wednesday 06 July 2016 5:00pm-6:00pm
Showroom Cinema 4

In June 1994, Disney released the Academy-Award winning animated classic, ‘The Lion King’ – an unforgettable story that would ultimately extend way beyond the cinema screen. Two decades later, Ford Riley was tasked with bringing this unforgettable story to a new generation and the series he produced, ‘The Lion Guard’, has proved a worldwide smash […]

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Masterclass: How to Design Games Children Want

Wednesday 06 July 2016 5:10pm-6:00pm
HUBS The Stage

A delve into the design principles behind Preloaded & their work across brands, education and entertainment. Knowing your audience is just the start.

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Millennium Gallery Reception

Tuesday 05 July 2016 7:15pm-8:45pm
Millennium Gallery

Drinks reception in the Millennium Gallery – across the square from the Crucible Theatre.

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Mind The Gap

Thursday 07 July 2016 11:00am-12:15pm
HUBS The Stage

In considering the ‘gap’ between mindful, calm behaviours amongst children and their rapid-fire media consumption, the panel will look at how young people’s lives have altered with rapid technological change and debate just how effective mindfulness and other ‘slow-down’ methods might be to children’s wellbeing while also considering the challenges to mindfulness put forward by […]

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Minecraft University

Thursday 07 July 2016 12:45pm-1:45pm
HUBS Common Room

How can you teach kids in a world where they are the experts? We will examine how Minecraft is being used in the classroom and at home, as well as for creative and artistic means. The session concludes with a panel discussion exploring the opportunities Minecraft can offer, that traditional education methods may not.  

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Money Talks

Wednesday 06 July 2016 12:45pm-1:45pm
HUBS The Stage

A primer on animation financing. The panel will discuss financing a pre-school series and an animated half hour, looking at the differing options available and how they fit together. A chance to hear fresh insights from the frontline of funding from key decision makers, financiers, distributors, producers and deal makers all of whom will be […]

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New Platform Masterclass

Thursday 07 July 2016 1:00pm-1:45pm
Showroom Cinema 2

Video On Demand platforms are commissioning more original content than ever before. How is dealing with a SVoD different from dealing with traditional broadcasters? This session will give you a flavour. There are similarities with the processes that we’re all familiar with, but, dealing with companies such as Amazon, Netflix & Zulu (who are based […]

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Oh, That’s New: An Innovation Showcase

Wednesday 06 July 2016 11:10am-12:20pm
Showroom Cinema 2

Case studies of innovation in creativity and business. Secret Life of Boys (Zodiak) is a digital-first interactive comedy for the BBC with one foot online and one foot in TV. Trevor Klein explains how the specific technical and creative challenges posed by this synthesis were met. Lost My Name have cracked the problem of personalized […]

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Opening Keynote with Lemn Sissay MBE

Tuesday 05 July 2016 6:00pm-7:15pm
Crucible Theatre

Lemn Sissay will open the Making it Happen agenda at CMC in his inimitable style. The title of his talk is ‘Superman was a Foundling’ – in a wide sweep exploring childhood, and the outsider at the heart of popular culture, Lemn will reveal much about the role of divergence and difference in our lives. Keynote Producer Angela […]

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Opening Session: Making it Happen for UK Kids

Wednesday 06 July 2016 9:30am-10:30am
Showroom Cinema 4

Our Question Time-style panel on the current and future issues facing children’s media – including the BBC Charter review and licence fee cuts, the proposed contestable fund, the implications of Brexit on business conditions and more.    

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Opening Session: Making it Happen for UK Kids (relayed from Cinema 4)

Wednesday 06 July 2016 9:30am-10:30am
Showroom Cinema 3

Our Question Time-style panel on the current and future issues facing children’s media – including the BBC Charter review and licence fee cuts, the proposed contestable fund, the implications of Brexit on business conditions and more. Send your question to: questions@thechildrensmediafoundation.org  

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Pizza Express

Wednesday 06 July 2016 8:00pm-10:00pm
Pizza Express

It’s the long standing tradition of CMC to gather at the Pizza Express and share a kids’ party style meal. You can buy your pizza express ticket here Pizza Express menu

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Playground Day 1

Tuesday 05 July 2016 9:30am-5:30pm
Site Gallery

Our first interactive digital art exhibition for children features works from the cutting edge of interaction and play, featuring games, apps, toys, invention kits, physical products, VR, digital crafting and hands-on making. Visit www.cmcplayground.com for further information.

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Playground Day 2

Wednesday 06 July 2016 9:30am-5:30pm
Site Gallery

Our first interactive digital art exhibition for children features works from the cutting edge of interaction and play, featuring games, apps, toys, invention kits, physical products, VR, digital crafting and hands-on making. Visit www.cmcplayground.com for further information.  

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Playground Day 3

Thursday 07 July 2016 9:30am-5:00pm
Site Gallery

Our first interactive digital art exhibition for children features works from the cutting edge of interaction and play, featuring games, apps, toys, invention kits, physical products, VR, digital crafting and hands-on making. Visit www.cmcplayground.com for further information. Playground continues until Sunday: Friday 8 July – 9.30am-5.30pm Saturday 9 July – 11am-5.30pm Sunday 10 July – 11am-5.30pm

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Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Wednesday 06 July 2016 2:00pm-3:00pm
Showroom Cinema 4

Budding Producers bring their dreams to fruition in CMC’s popular Dragons’ Den. This year we want to know what YOU, the audience, think of what’s being pitched. With Dragon budgets increased and host Tony Collingwood there to seek out audience input. You don’t want to miss this new interactive format that promises to be informative […]

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Representation

Wednesday 06 July 2016 5:10pm-6:00pm
Showroom Cinema 2

Does the Children’s industry across both TV and toys represent diversity? Should global television and toy brands with cultural sway have any moral duty to do so? We debate how disability is viewed across the sector, how we can move away from stereotyping and what key brands are doing in this area.

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Research 1, 2 & 3

Wednesday 06 July 2016 11:00am-12:30pm
Showroom Cinema 1

Three 30 minute research presentations… 1. Continuity and Change: The Impact of Online on Children’s TV Viewing Compelling video footage plus a decade of quant research reveal what’s changed in children’s viewing and what this might mean for the future. Presented by Emily Keaney, Ofcom Audio + PowerPoint: Podcast:     2. The Rise of the VOD Natives: Already […]

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Research 1, 2 & 3 (Repeat)

Thursday 07 July 2016 2:00pm-3:30pm
Showroom Cinema 1

Three 30 minute research presentations…   1. Continuity and Change: The Impact of Online on Children’s TV Viewing Compelling video footage plus a decade of quant research reveal what’s changed in children’s viewing and what this might mean for the future. Presented by Emily Keaney, Ofcom Audio + PowerPoint: [vimeo video_id=”174885832″ width=”500″ height=”282″ title=”Yes” byline=”Yes” portrait=”Yes” autoplay=”No” loop=”No” […]

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Research 4 & 5

Wednesday 06 July 2016 2:00pm-3:00pm
Showroom Cinema 1

Two 30 minute research presentations…   4. Are Digital Tools Making Children More Creative? Children are no longer just using a pen and paper to be creative. Are the digital tools now at their disposal making them more creative, or less so? Presented by Maurice Wheeler, Little Big Partnership Audio + PowerPoint: Podcast:     5. Do Children Still Like […]

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Research 4 (Repeat)

Thursday 07 July 2016 1:00pm-1:30pm
Showroom Cinema 1

4. Are Digital Tools Making Children More Creative? Children are no longer just using a pen and paper to be creative. Are the digital tools now at their disposal making them more creative, or less so? Presented by Maurice Wheeler, Little Big Partnership Audio + PowerPoint: [vimeo video_id=”175702152″ width=”500″ height=”282″ title=”Yes” byline=”Yes” portrait=”Yes” autoplay=”No” loop=”No” color=”00adef”]   […]

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Research 5, 6 & 7 (Repeat)

Thursday 07 July 2016 11:00am-12:30pm
Showroom Cinema 1

Three 30 minute research presentations… 5. Do Children Still Like Reading? Using discussion, ethnography & galvanic skin response to understand differences in parents & children’s response to reading in print and on a screen. Presented by Anna Livingstone and Sheyi Ogunshakin, Family Kids & Youth and Alison David, Egmont Digital entertainment dominates children’s leisure time. Over half (53%) of […]

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Research 6 & 7

Wednesday 06 July 2016 3:30pm-4:30pm
Showroom Cinema 1

Two 30 minute research presentations… 6. Tuning in to Pre-Schoolers Mums and pre-schoolers are mutually viewing content across multiple devices. This research explores the tangible and emotional drivers behind TV remaining the dominant medium. Presented by Claire Milner, iGen Insight Audio + PowerPoint: Podcast:     7. Emotional Scheduling – The Role of Families in Kids’ Entertainment Dubit’s research reveals […]

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Research 8 & 9

Wednesday 06 July 2016 5:00pm-6:00pm
Showroom Cinema 1

Two 30 minute research presentations… 8. The C-Word Rethinking class and its effects on what preschool children and their families do and say in relation to TV and related media at home. Presented by Fiona Scott, University of Sheffield Audio + PowerPoint: Podcast:     9. Here Come the Boys Are the needs of young boys being neglected in the […]

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Research 8 & 9 (Repeat)

Thursday 07 July 2016 9:30am-10:30am
Showroom Cinema 1

Two 30 minute research presentations… 8. The C-Word Rethinking class and its effects on what preschool children and their families do and say in relation to TV and related media at home. Presented by Fiona Scott, University of Sheffield Audio + PowerPoint: [vimeo video_id=”175702179″ width=”500″ height=”282″ title=”Yes” byline=”Yes” portrait=”Yes” autoplay=”No” loop=”No” color=”00adef”] Podcast:   9. Here Come the Boys Are […]

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Safeguarding Stars and Audiences

Wednesday 06 July 2016 3:40pm-4:40pm
HUBS The Stage

There has been a growing focus on creating safe spaces online for children to access and engage with appropriate content, however internet safety still remains a prevalent concern especially as an increasing number of under 13s use social media and platforms such as YouTube to both view and create content. Are platforms such as YouTube […]

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Sound Advice

Thursday 07 July 2016 11:00am-12:15pm
HUBS Common Room

Seven industry experts offer rapid insights on every aspect of creating the dialogue and effects for your animation. Unlock the mysteries of casting, recording, directing, performing and even re-versioning your animation sound-scape and uncover the dark arts of the recording studio…

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Speed Meetings: Commercial Networks

Wednesday 06 July 2016 12:45pm-1:45pm
The Workstation (Mezzanine)

Commissioners or their representatives will be available for 5-minute one-to-one advice meetings. You can arrange to meet them by coming to Registration to book in at the start of each Speed Meeting block.  There is no advance booking – it is on a first come, first served basis.

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Speed Meetings: Commissioners International and Sound Advice

Thursday 07 July 2016 12:45pm-1:45pm
The Workstation (Mezzanine)

Representatives from these sessions will be available for 5-minute one-to-one advice meetings. You can arrange to meet them by coming to Registration to book in at the start of each Speed Meeting block.  There is no advance booking – it is on a first come, first served basis.

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Speed Meetings: Commissioning Executives BBC

Thursday 07 July 2016 11:00am-12:00pm
The Workstation (Mezzanine)

Commissioners or their representatives will be available for 5-minute one-to-one advice meetings. You can arrange to meet them by coming to Registration to book in at the start of each Speed Meeting block.  There is no advance booking – it is on a first come, first served basis.

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Speed Meetings: Licensing Masterminds & Money Talks

Wednesday 06 July 2016 2:10pm-3:10pm
The Workstation (Mezzanine)

Representatives from these sessions will be available for 5-minute one-to-one advice meetings. You can arrange to meet them by coming to Registration to book in at the start of each Speed Meeting block.  There is no advance booking – it is on a first come, first served basis.  

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Speed Meetings: VoD and OTT

Wednesday 06 July 2016 5:00pm-6:00pm
The Workstation (Mezzanine)

Commissioners or their representatives will be available for 5-minute one-to-one advice meetings. You can arrange to meet them by coming to Registration to book in at the start of each Speed Meeting block.  There is no advance booking – it is on a first come, first served basis. .

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Swipe Forward

Wednesday 06 July 2016 12:45pm-1:45pm
Showroom Cinema 3

We all know the kids market moves quickly, trends come and go, platforms are adopted and dropped. So how are brands keeping pace with kids’ continuing ability to be one step ahead, and what are they doing to evolve their relevance? In this session The Pineapple Lounge takes key media brands on a different kind […]

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The Changing Face of Production

Thursday 07 July 2016 2:10pm-3:10pm
Showroom Cinema 3

The rise of digital is changing the media industry daily and production companies are increasingly considering digital platforms as an integral part of their distribution strategies. Furthermore, the last decade has seen the creation and growth of a large sector within the industry delivering digital content exclusively. The gap between creator and consumer is fast […]

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The CMC Party

Wednesday 06 July 2016 10:00pm-3:00am
Plug

True to their mission statement – ‘we take fun seriously!’ – independent content creators, FUN CREW are this year’s dedicated hosts for FUN CMC – the fantastic, ‘official’ Wednesday Night CMC Party open and FREE ENTRY to all registered delegates and volunteers. Read more about the party here.

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The Creative Edge?

Wednesday 06 July 2016 12:45pm-1:45pm
HUBS Common Room

Diversity in the workplace should not be about boring quotas and ticking boxes: it’s about what fresh perspectives different types of people can bring to the table. Either through disrupting thought processes, challenging assumptions or simply by being their brilliant selves, this panel know first-hand what being different and including different perspectives can mean in […]

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The Doc Unboxed

Wednesday 06 July 2016 3:30pm-4:30pm
HUBS Common Room

What do today’s children define as a documentary?  Exploring a variety of ways to tell real stories that economically connect children with the world around them.

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The Last Word

Thursday 07 July 2016 3:30pm-4:00pm
Showroom Cinema 4

Cancel the Search Party.  George the Poet is here, with some final thoughts on making kids’ media matter and CMC16. George has been watching and listening throughout the conference and has some poetic reflections on childhood, kids’ media and how we serve the audience.

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The Prix Jeunesse Suitcase: Making it Happen All Over the World

Thursday 07 July 2016 11:10am-12:30pm
Showroom Cinema 3

Outstanding and intriguing clips that stretch the boundaries of kids’ TV, fresh from May 2016’s PRIX JEUNESSE global children’s TV festival.

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Too Cool for School

Thursday 07 July 2016 9:30am-10:30am
HUBS The Stage

Can entertainment content ever be as effective as resources specifically designed for the classroom? We go back to the classroom to discover how the TV shows, games and books we create to entertain are being used to teach children in surprising and inspiring ways. We discuss the benefits of using pure entertainment vs educational resources […]

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Tuesday Workshop: Bible Class 2

Tuesday 05 July 2016 1:00pm-5:00pm
HUBS The Stage

Following the success of last year’s ‘Bible Studies’, in Part II – ‘The New Testament’ – a new panel of esteemed experts will be sharing their insight into how to produce and present a slick pitch.  Regardless of the medium, CHARACTER and CHARACTERISATION are the bedrocks of a story concept and, during the workshop, delegates […]

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Tuesday Workshop: Make Something Happen

Tuesday 05 July 2016 1:00pm-5:00pm
HUBS Common Room

The issue of diversity is rightly at the top of everyone’s agenda. Questions we are all asking include: how do we harness the potential of a wider range of creative people to broaden what we make, who’s included in what we show, how do we ensure proper and appropriate representation, and importantly… who makes it? If […]

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Tuesday Workshop: Making it Happen with YouTube

Tuesday 05 July 2016 1:00pm-5:00pm
HUBS Bar Phoenix

Your guide to making YouTube and the YouTube Kids App work for you, this workshop will explore the inner workings of YT, look at how to get the best out of the analytics and how to get your voice out there, so that you too can connect directly with your audience. We will discover the […]

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Under the Bonnet of Over the Top

Wednesday 06 July 2016 5:10pm-6:00pm
Showroom Cinema 3

How will the proliferation of OTT services change the kids media market? Is the UK big enough to support services from Disney, the BBC, Sky, Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, Hopster and many others? Is OTT cannibalising kids TV or growing the market? Can UK OTT companies compete with the major international players?  Is it easy to […]

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VR 101 - Making Virtual a Reality

Wednesday 06 July 2016 11:10am-12:20pm
Showroom Cinema 3

A number of consumer VR products are set to hit the market in 2016 with industry experts predicting this year as watershed moment in mainstream engagement with the technology. There’s obvious potential for the games industry – but what’s its potential to impact other areas such as play, learning and storytelling? We’ll hear from industry […]

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What Do We Tell the Children?

Thursday 07 July 2016 2:00pm-3:00pm
Showroom Cinema 4

When reporting ‘bad news’ to children under 12, what’s the best way to approach it? Following the Paris attacks in November 2015, mainstream media was full of articles giving advice on how to talk to children about the atrocities. Journalists from the BBC, P’tit Libe in France, the Guardian and ITN discuss the question many […]

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What the Vlog is This?

Wednesday 06 July 2016 3:30pm-4:30pm
HUBS Bar Phoenix

What is a Vlog?  Why should I care?  Who are the Vloggers?  Why is this even a thing?  Why are all of my audience watching them? Give us 60 minutes and we’ll tell all.  From the CBBC Official Chart Show team, led by our Vlogger, Millie Lloyd, this is a Top Ten countdown to all […]

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Who Wants to be a Kids’ Millionaire?

Thursday 07 July 2016 12:45pm-1:45pm
HUBS The Stage

We have seen great International successes with formats in the grown-up and family space. Shows such as ‘Total Wipeout’ and ‘Ninja Warrior’ are the latest in a long line of hits. Research tells us that children are tuning in, but it appears that no one has yet made a successful kid specific version. If successful global formats […]

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