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An Idiot Abroad

Friday 05 July 2013 9:30am-10:30am
HUBS The Stage

How to tackle the creative challenges of International co-production - from broadcasters, producers, development execs and writers who’ve been there.

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Are We There Yet?

Thursday 04 July 2013 9:30am-10:30am
Showroom Cinema 4

As CMC turns 10, we celebrate the changing media landscape which has transformed our business over the last decade and look forward to next ten years of creative challenge!

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BAFTA Creative Masterclass: Making Comedy History with Horrible Histories

Thursday 04 July 2013 3:30pm-4:30pm
Showroom Cinema 4

The creative team behind the multi award winning ‘Horrible Histories’ reveal the comedy writing process behind the hit television series.

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CMC OMG! 10th Anniversary Party

Thursday 04 July 2013 10:00pm-2:00am
HubSpace

CMC: OMG! Live music, comedy acts, and surprise guests: celebs and industry experts as you've never seen them before. Free entry from 10pm and a free bar ‘til funds run out.

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Come Out and Play

Thursday 04 July 2013 5:10pm-6:00pm
Showroom Cinema 2

Most children know their sexual orientation by the age of 12: 7% come out later in life. Does children’s media really reflect the diversity of society? View photos of Come Out and Play

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Cracking Freemium for Kids

Thursday 04 July 2013 11:10am-12:30pm
Showroom Cinema 3

Three of the best minds in children’s media pitch freemium game apps to a trio of discriminating gatekeepers

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Creative Keynote: Tales from the Swamp

Thursday 04 July 2013 6:15pm-7:30pm
Crucible Theatre

Jeff ‘Swampy’ Marsh, co-creator of multi-award winning Phineas and Ferb, reveals his creative approach to storytelling, with a possible musical number or two along the way!

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Dumbing Down or Growing Up Too Fast?

Friday 05 July 2013 9:30am-10:30am
Showroom Cinema 4

Heroes, villains, actions and emotions. What do we know about how young children handle narrative complexity?

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Entertainment - It's Natural

Friday 05 July 2013 9:40am-10:40am
Showroom Cinema 3

Case studies of entertaining content which helps children learn about the natural world.

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Final Keynote: Leave them Wanting More...

Friday 05 July 2013 3:30pm-4:00pm
Showroom Cinema 4

Credible, Likeable, Superstar Role Model: an audacious, provocative project, in which award-winning performance artist Bryony Kimmings and her 9 year-old niece Taylor take on the global tween machine.

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Getting Children Listening

Friday 05 July 2013 9:40am-10:40am
Showroom Cinema 2

Are there enough opportunities for children to listen?

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Going for a Song

Friday 05 July 2013 2:00pm-3:00pm
Showroom Cinema 4

Best practice in composing and integrating songs into children’s content.

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International Exchange

Wednesday 03 July 2013 9:30am-5:00pm
HUBS A

The International Exchange is a place where delegates can meet buyers, co-producers and investors from a range of territories.  To participate you must have an additional International Exchange pass, which you can buy at Registration. On Wednesday HUBS A and B will be meeting lounges and HUBS C will offer a strand of international sessions. […]

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International Exchange

Wednesday 03 July 2013 9:30am-5:00pm
HUBS Common Room

The International Exchange is a place where delegates can meet buyers, co-producers and investors from a range of territories.  To participate you must have an additional International Exchange pass, which you can buy at Registration. On Wednesday HUBS A and B will be meeting lounges and HUBS C will offer a strand of international sessions. […]

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International Exchange

Thursday 04 July 2013 9:30am-5:00pm
HUBS A

The International Exchange is a place where delegates can meet buyers, co-producers and investors from a range of territories.  To participate you must have an additional International Exchange pass, which you can buy at Registration. On Wednesday HUBS A and B will be meeting lounges and HUBS C will offer a strand of international sessions. […]

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International Exchange

Friday 05 July 2013 9:30am-5:00pm
HUBS A

The International Exchange is a place where delegates can meet buyers, co-producers and investors from a range of territories.  To participate you must have an additional International Exchange pass, which you can buy at Registration. On Wednesday HUBS A and B will be meeting lounges and HUBS C will offer a strand of international sessions. […]

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International Exchange: Focus on China

Wednesday 03 July 2013 12:30pm-1:30pm
HUBS The Stage

Bridging the East - West gap. What content works in the Chinese market and how China is opening the door to Co-Production

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International Exchange: Focus on Funding

Wednesday 03 July 2013 11:00am-12:00pm
HUBS The Stage

International co-productions can be a key way to help fund new animation series. Hear how producers in some territories get government subsidies to make them attractive partners.

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International Exchange: Focus on India

Wednesday 03 July 2013 2:00pm-3:00pm
HUBS The Stage

What makes India a country we should work with? An overview of the Indian animation market and some tips on how to overcome those niggling production issues.

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International Exchange: Focus on Markets

Wednesday 03 July 2013 3:30pm-4:30pm
HUBS The Stage

Industry experts and representatives of the key markets for kids’ content will share their experiences of attending and organising these markets; their key features and the value in attending – and maybe even some hints on etiquette once you’re there!

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International Exchange: Focus on UK Tax Breaks

Wednesday 03 July 2013 9:30am-10:30am
HUBS The Stage

The animation tax-break, how do you qualify, how does it work and how will it affect your business?

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It Doesn't Need to be Taxing

Thursday 04 July 2013 11:00am-12:15pm
HUBS The Stage

The animation tax-break, how do you qualify, how does it work and how will it affect your business?

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Licensing out of the Box

Friday 05 July 2013 11:00am-12:30pm
Showroom Cinema 4

How do brands with IP originating from different entertainment sectors approach licensing? There are new and varied business models coming into play.

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Live Action – Global Attraction?

Thursday 04 July 2013 5:00pm-6:00pm
HUBS The Stage

Is animation the only way to succeed in the international market? The panel discuss creative challenges of producing live action for a global audience.

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MEDIA presents: A Ticket to Europe

Thursday 04 July 2013 12:45pm-1:30pm
HUBS The Stage

Case studies from UK companies which have benefited from the various grants, training programmes, markets & events supported by MEDIA.

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Meet the Commissioners: BBC

Thursday 04 July 2013 5:00pm-6:00pm
Showroom Cinema 4

Key figures from BBC Children’s reveal their strategies for future programming needs in the multi-platform arena.

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Meet the Commissioners: Commercial

Thursday 04 July 2013 11:00am-12:30pm
Showroom Cinema 4

Major UK-based commercial broadcasters outline their multi-platform commissioning needs ahead.

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Meet the Commissioners: International

Friday 05 July 2013 11:10am-12:30pm
Showroom Cinema 3

Major international broadcasters outline their multi-platform commissioning future strategies.

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Meet the Commissioners: Publishing

Thursday 04 July 2013 2:10pm-3:10pm
Showroom Cinema 2

Children’s Publishers are evolving their business model. Discover just how far their ambitions stretch in this session.

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Meet the Commissioners: Specialists

Friday 05 July 2013 2:10pm-3:10pm
Showroom Cinema 3

Depressed at the thought that only 5 or 6 people can buy your project? Don’t be. Broadcasters aren’t the only ones looking for ideas or who can make a project happen.

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Opening Keynote

Wednesday 03 July 2013 6:00pm-7:15pm
Crucible Theatre

From the writer of ‘Millions’ and ’24 Hour Party People’ and a key collaborator on the Olympic Opening Ceremony, a view on the power of story… The Keynote in full.. CMC 2013 Opening Keynote – Frank Cottrell Boyce from Children’s Media Conference on Vimeo.

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Pineapple Kids

Thursday 04 July 2013 12:45pm-1:45pm
HUBS Common Room

Your chance to meet some of the kids from the opening session and to chat with Pineapple Lounge about their research.

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Pizza Express

Thursday 04 July 2013 8:00pm-10:00pm
Pizza Express - St Paul's Place

It’s the long standing tradition of CMC to gather at the Pizza Express and share a kids’ party style meal. This year two Pizza Express venues will be in operation: 124 Devonshire St  – our traditional venue The Devonshire Street Pizza Express is now fully booked… St Paul’ Place – the new kid on the block […]

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Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Thursday 04 July 2013 1:45pm-3:00pm
Showroom Cinema 4

The brilliant ‘Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is’ session is back.  Four pitchers present their ideas to a panel of industry executives, each ready to back their instincts and option the next big commercial kids’ property with hard cash.  

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Reception

Wednesday 03 July 2013 7:15pm-8:45pm
Millennium Gallery

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

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Reimagined & Recycled

Thursday 04 July 2013 3:30pm-4:30pm
HUBS The Stage

In an era of reboots, re-emergence and reimagined properties, what is it about certain characters and stories that keeps them family favourite across generations?

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Research Session 7

Friday 05 July 2013 1:00pm-1:30pm
Showroom Cinema 1

Discovery’s Kids Tracker is a yearly qualitative dip designed to explore the lives of 9-15yr olds. This research tracks changes in behaviour and attitudes of kids consuming media, by speaking directly with them in a group environment.

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Research Sessions 1, 2 & 3

Thursday 04 July 2013 11:00am-12:30pm
Showroom Cinema 1

1. Expanding the reach of Heritage Brands Online From Turtles and Transformers to Alice in Wonderland and The Flintstones it seems as if some brands have been with us forever. But, as times change these brands have to adapt to both the expectations of their audience and the available platforms. In this presentation Dubit’s Head of […]

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Research Sessions 1, 2 & 3

Friday 05 July 2013 11:00am-12:30pm
Showroom Cinema 1

1. Expanding the reach of Heritage Brands Online From Turtles and Transformers to Alice in Wonderland and The Flintstones it seems as if some brands have been with us forever. But, as times change these brands have to adapt to both the expectations of their audience and the available platforms. In this presentation Dubit’s Head of […]

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Research Sessions 4 & 5

Thursday 04 July 2013 2:00pm-3:00pm
Showroom Cinema 1

4.  Contented Content Consumers?  This paper discusses what Ofcom’s 2012 media literacy tracker can tell us about the role of TV in children’s lives, and how this fits in a multi-media world. The survey has been running since 2005 and provides detailed understanding of media habits and opinions among 12-15s and their parents. For the first time in 2012 the survey also looks at media […]

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Research Sessions 4, 5 & 6

Friday 05 July 2013 2:00pm-3:30pm
Showroom Cinema 1

4.  Contented Content Consumers?  This paper discusses what Ofcom’s 2012 media literacy tracker can tell us about the role of TV in children’s lives, and how this fits in a multi-media world. The survey has been running since 2005 and provides detailed understanding of media habits and opinions among 12-15s and their parents. For the first time in 2012 the survey also looks at […]

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Research Sessions 6 & 7

Thursday 04 July 2013 3:30pm-4:30pm
Showroom Cinema 1

6. The Next 5 Years: Is the Future Bright for Children’s Media? In early 2013 CBeebies Interactive began a ‘futurology’ project with the clever people at BBC Research & Development. The aim was to look at how the media landscape might shift in the coming years and enable a level of readiness. This significant piece of […]

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Research Sessions 8 & 9

Thursday 04 July 2013 5:00pm-6:00pm
Showroom Cinema 1

8. Keep Taking the Tablets: iPads, Young Children and Story Apps The rapid proliferation of story and game apps aimed at the early years has contributed to the iPad’s visibility as a device for family entertainment and informal education. It is often claimed that iPads and other touch screen devices place sophisticated media in the […]

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Research Sessions 8 & 9

Friday 05 July 2013 9:30am-10:30am
Showroom Cinema 1

8. Keep Taking the Tablets: iPads, Young Children and Story Apps The rapid proliferation of story and game apps aimed at the early years has contributed to the iPad’s visibility as a device for family entertainment and informal education. It is often claimed that iPads and other touch screen devices place sophisticated media in the […]

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School Edutainment – In a Class of Its Own?

Thursday 04 July 2013 11:10am-12:30pm
Showroom Cinema 2

Could digital edutainment change lessons forever? Hear views from producers, distributors, equipment suppliers and teachers and add your voice!

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Serious Fun!

Friday 05 July 2013 2:10pm-3:10pm
Showroom Cinema 2

Gaming as an educational tool, within and beyond mainstream education

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Speed Meetings: BBC Commissioners

Friday 05 July 2013 9:30am-10:30am
The Workstation (Foyer and Mezzanine)

After the Meet the Commissioners sessions, 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.  The speed-meeting blocks are listed in the programme.  There’s no advance booking – it’s on a first come, […]

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Speed Meetings: Commercial Commissioners

Thursday 04 July 2013 1:00pm-2:00pm
The Workstation (Foyer and Mezzanine)

After the Meet the Commissioners sessions, 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.  The speed-meeting blocks are listed in the programme.  There’s no advance booking – it’s on a first come, […]

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Speed Meetings: International Commissioners

Friday 05 July 2013 1:00pm-2:00pm
The Workstation (Foyer and Mezzanine)

After the Meet the Commissioners sessions, 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.  The speed-meeting blocks are listed in the programme.  There’s no advance booking – it’s on a first come, […]

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Speed Meetings: Publishing Commissioners

Thursday 04 July 2013 3:30pm-4:30pm
The Workstation (Foyer and Mezzanine)

After the Meet the Commissioners sessions, 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.  The speed-meeting blocks are listed in the programme.  There’s no advance booking – it’s on a first come, […]

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Speed Meetings: Specialist Commissioners

Friday 05 July 2013 11:00am-12:00pm
The Workstation (Foyer and Mezzanine)

After the Meet the Commissioners sessions, 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.  The speed-meeting blocks are listed in the programme.  There’s no advance booking – it’s on a first come, […]

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Tackling Tricky Topics for 10+

Thursday 04 July 2013 3:40pm-4:40pm
Showroom Cinema 2

Is it the job of broadcasters to explore difficult topics for 10+? Or are pre-teen issues of sex, drugs, peer pressure and body image too hot to handle?

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Ten Game Design Principles for the Next 10 Years

Thursday 04 July 2013 1:00pm-1:45pm
Showroom Cinema 3

How kids play, learn and develop, and the foundations of good design are constants that can inform and inspire each other, whatever the platform and whenever they’re applied.

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Ten Out of Ten Over Fifty: Prix Jeunesse Suitcase

Friday 05 July 2013 11:10am-12:30pm
Showroom Cinema 2

CMC may be 10, but PRIX JEUNESSE, is 50! You needn’t imagine the massive changes in the world’s kids TV over half a century; we’ll show them to you!

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The Animation Audit

Friday 05 July 2013 12:45pm-1:45pm
HUBS The Stage

Your chance to talk to Creative Skillset about animation training – what works and what’s needed in the light of the tax break.

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The Shape of Comics to Come

Thursday 04 July 2013 1:00pm-1:45pm
Showroom Cinema 2

Sequential Art in the Digital Future

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Theatre as the Crucible

Friday 05 July 2013 11:00am-12:15pm
HUBS The Stage

The UK theatre industry is the best in the world. Come and meet some of its most brilliant producers of original work for children, ripe for development for broadcast and the internet.

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Top 10 Trends in Children’s Apps

Friday 05 July 2013 1:00pm-1:45pm
Showroom Cinema 3

The current creative trends in apps for kids, and the implications for creators and established children's entertainment brands.

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Top Ten Tips to Make ’Em Laugh

Thursday 04 July 2013 5:10pm-6:00pm
Showroom Cinema 3

‘Ave you heard the one about the producer who was looking for a show that’ll make children laugh soooo much….they’d have to watch every week? It’s a cracker.

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Two Screen or Not Two Screen?

Thursday 04 July 2013 2:00pm-3:00pm
HUBS The Stage

A session exploring Second Screen for kids. There is creativity to unleash, interaction to be engaged, even revenue to be gained. But is it something children want or even need? Who is doing what – and what works?

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VOD - Profit or Peanuts?

Thursday 04 July 2013 2:10pm-3:10pm
Showroom Cinema 3

As licence fees fall and advances against DVDs and M&L shrink, how does a producer make up the deficit in their budget? Could VOD help them out?

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Wednesday Workshop: Co-Pro Clinic

Wednesday 03 July 2013 1:00pm-5:00pm
Channing Hall

Partners, production and profits in the evolving world of co-production – creating a successful programme for the global markets.

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Wednesday Workshop: Mapping Your Characters

Wednesday 03 July 2013 1:00pm-5:00pm
Crucible Theatre

A workshop for writers, script-editors, producers and commissioners who want to tell more emotionally compelling stories.

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Wednesday Workshop: Monetising Digital Content

Wednesday 03 July 2013 1:00pm-5:00pm
Millennium Gallery

Nicholas Lovell shares his knowledge on how to make money from games when you give them away for free.

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Wednesday Workshop: Polish & Pitch

Wednesday 03 July 2013 1:00pm-5:00pm
Electric Works

Find out first-hand how applying some simple rules to the creative process can help you turn your moment of inspiration into a global kids’ brand!

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What's Good? Trust & Quality in a Digital World

Thursday 04 July 2013 3:40pm-4:40pm
Showroom Cinema 3

Digitalisation has unveiled a new world of potential for children’s media. But do parents need a map?

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