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Brand Overlay

Thursday 02 July 2015 2:10pm-3:10pm
HUBS The Stage

Children’s play patterns have always involved a mash-up of brands. Toycos such as Lego are also brilliant at layering brands, with their top-selling products supporting other brands. The movie Toy Story pivots around this play pattern and The Lego Movie reflects this play pattern with external brands mixed with its own. However, this is a relatively recent […]

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Brands and Learning

Thursday 02 July 2015 1:00pm-1:45pm
HUBS The Stage

In 2014, Nickelodeon and Rovio made significant moves into the educational app market, while for many years brands such as BP, Barclays and M&S have engaged in corporate social responsibility activity in schools. Brands can use their familiarity and their assets to support learning about subjects where they have specialist knowledge, or use character and […]

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Changing Channels: Commissioner Conversation with the BBC

Friday 03 July 2015 11:00am-12:30pm
Showroom Cinema 4

BBC Children’s new Director Alice Webb in her first major public announcement, four months into her appointment,  will present her vision for the department’s future strategy. Then, in a session moderated by Stewart Clarke, Editor of TBI magazine, learn about CBBC and CBeebies’ current successes, challenges and editorial needs from the two Controllers, as well as their […]

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Changing Channels: Commissioner Conversation with the Publishers

Friday 03 July 2015 2:10pm-3:10pm
Showroom Cinema 3

Children’s Publishing still represents one of the main providers of new brands for the international children’s media business. Historically these brands have always been originated by authors or author-illustrators. The market suggests that mediums and platforms are already converging both creatively and commercially. So while the author-creator model will always be central to children’s publishing, […]

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Changing Channels: Commissioner Conversations with the Commercial Networks

Thursday 02 July 2015 11:00am-12:30pm
Showroom Cinema 4

This session features the content teams of the 3 biggest cable and satellite kids networks.   With speakers covering development, acquisitions, co-production, programming, production and general channel management, this is your chance to see what has been working for Disney , Turner and Nickelodeon UK, what they’re looking for in the future and how best to […]

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Changing Channels: Commissioning Conversation with the Celtic Commissioners

Thursday 02 July 2015 2:10pm-3:10pm
Showroom Cinema 2

Producers are a hardy bunch. You have a great idea. It can travel. But how do you get it made? The Celtic Commissioners could hold the key. With no multi territory diktats to adhere to, what they lack in budgets they make up for in speedy decision making and a willingness to partner with others […]

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Changing Platforms

Friday 03 July 2015 9:30am-10:30am
Showroom Cinema 4

A panel of experts who have made the move from traditional media to new platforms discuss emerging opportunities and challenges on YouTube, apps, OTT and more. Topics covered will include funding, workflow, marketing, distribution and how content changes across platforms. Full video of session: This session begins with a presentation by Changemaker Sean Spooner, Editorial Director, Magnate […]

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Children's Film - Adapt or Kill?

Thursday 02 July 2015 3:40pm-4:40pm
Showroom Cinema 2

Following a year of ‘Paddington’, ‘Shaun’, and ‘Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg?’ are the options for children’s film in the UK still limited?

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Closing Keynote: One More Thing...

Friday 03 July 2015 3:30pm-4:00pm
Showroom Cinema 4

Dylan Collins wraps up CMC with a keynote announcement and thoughts that impact on everyone.

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Converging Careers

Thursday 02 July 2015 12:45pm-1:45pm
Showroom Cinema 3

Can producers, writers and production staff work across platforms? In fact, nowadays, must they be able to work cross platform in order to have a sustainable career? If so, how can they get the training and experience they need and overcome being pigeonholed in just one area of children’s media and being good at only […]

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Creative Keynote with Jenny Sealey

Thursday 02 July 2015 6:15pm-7:30pm
Crucible Theatre

Jenny Sealey is a fighter. Since becoming deaf at the age of seven, she has been determined to tackle challenges her way. That determination led her to being the co-director of the 2012 London Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony. She is a great fan of Ian Dury, whose famous song ‘Reasons to be Cheerful’ could apply […]

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EdTech Futures

Thursday 02 July 2015 11:00am-12:30pm
HUBS The Stage

What alternatives are there to the traditional commissioning model? Would your idea suit a product / business model? What are the major differences with this approach to traditional brand building?  In this session you can listen to experienced entrepreneurs and investors from the world of education technology, talking about their journey from idea to funded […]

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Finance Lab

Friday 03 July 2015 1:00pm-1:45pm
Showroom Cinema 3

Our expert panel of content funders, covering the widest of spectrums from specialist bankers and financiers at one end to tax credits and other forms of soft finance on the other, and taking in broadcasters and co-producers along the way, will help our three kids’ producers piece together their recipes for success to get their […]

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Focus on China

Thursday 02 July 2015 2:00pm-3:00pm
HUBS Common Room

In this Q&A session, our panel of experts spanning broadcast, local producer, international producer and creative perspectives will discuss the landscape of content in China: what is currently popular, what content doesn’t work, what does, and what you should consider when trying to enter the Chinese market. Our panel will draw on their personal experiences, discuss […]

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Focus on International

Thursday 02 July 2015 5:00pm-6:00pm
HUBS Common Room

We invite a diverse panel of international broadcasters/producers to share an overview of their successes, strategies and funding. We’ll hear what type of children’s content works best in various countries and what the trends are. We will look into how these are funded, this will lead to discussions on children’s tax break and does this […]

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Focus On Mexico

Thursday 02 July 2015 3:30pm-4:30pm
HUBS Common Room

With its animation production on the rise, an enduring heritage of audio-visual storytelling, and the launch of new Television stations with an interest in children’s content, Mexico has a lot to offer the international kids’ community.  Come and find out why out-sourcing animation to Mexico might be more favourable compared to other countries and allow […]

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From Tokenism to Truthful

Friday 03 July 2015 11:10am-12:30pm
Showroom Cinema 3

How can children’s content be inclusive AND a hit? Industry leaders shared their best practice secrets of how to be a commercial, critical, inclusive success. This session began with a presentation from Changemaker 16 year old Seb Gallop, game creator and Future8 Award winner. Full video of Seb’s presentation: Changemaker producers: Jake Hobbs, Head of Digital & Vicky […]

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International Exchange PM Session

Wednesday 01 July 2015 1:45pm-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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It Takes Two

Thursday 02 July 2015 3:30pm-4:30pm
Showroom Cinema 4

Danger Mouse & Penfold, Dick & Dom, Tom & Jerry – double acts just keep delighting kids. Discover the secrets of their success with our BAFTA winning panel. Double acts have formed an essential part of kids TV over the years and are still as relevant today as they were 75 years ago when a […]

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Launch of Children's Media Network Scotland

Thursday 02 July 2015 12:45pm-1:30pm
HUBS A

www.cmns.co.uk Come and find out more about the vibrant children’s media industry in Scotland from members of the CMNS committee.

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Launch of Manchester Animation Festival and Manimation

Friday 03 July 2015 12:45pm-1:45pm
HUBS Common Room

Join the teams from the new Manchester Animation Festival and CMC’s own Manimation to hear about plans to hold both events this November at Manchester’s international centre for contemporary visual art, theatre and film, HOME.

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Learning by App

Thursday 02 July 2015 5:10pm-6:00pm
HUBS The Stage

Not all games that claim to be educational stand up to scrutiny. 32% of games on the Apple app store have an educational claim or learning goal, but “a great majority… are not very good games and they are not very good at stimulating learning” (Lauri Jarvilehto, Rovio). We hear from app developers, app reviewers […]

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Learning: A Land of Opportunity?

Thursday 02 July 2015 3:40pm-4:40pm
Showroom Cinema 3

The Learning sector has changed dramatically over the last few years but where do the future opportunities for content providers lie?

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Licensed to Thrill

Thursday 02 July 2015 12:45pm-1:45pm
Showroom Cinema 2

Join Children’s Brand licensing experts from TV, Film, Agents, Publishing and major Retail – all willing to share their wisdom on what it takes to turn a new children’s IP into a smash hit consumer product. Share their experiences of developing a children’s brand into a huge multi-million pound selling hit or of licensing projects […]

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Lunch

Wednesday 01 July 2015 12:45pm-2:00pm
Millennium Gallery

Lunch packs are provided in the Millennium Gallery for those attending the International Exchange.

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Lunch

Friday 03 July 2015 12:00pm-2:30pm
HubSpace

Lunch bags are provided for all delegates and will be available in the HUBS and in the Showroom cafe.

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Lunch and first timers meet up

Thursday 02 July 2015 12:00pm-2:30pm
HubSpace

Another chance to meet up with fellow first timers at lunch. Lunch bags are provided for all delegates and will be available in the HUBS and in the Showroom cafe.  

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Maker Studios Masterclass

Thursday 02 July 2015 11:10am-12:20pm
Showroom Cinema 3

Maker Studios is the global leader in short form video to today’s diverse, tech-savvy group of young people.  As the largest content network on YouTube, Maker attracts more than 10 billion views every month with over 650 million subscribers. In this masterclass session, Dan’l Hewitt, UK MD of Maker, explained how the platform has grown […]

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Masterclass: Industrial Light & Magic

Thursday 02 July 2015 5:00pm-6:00pm
Showroom Cinema 4

Industrial Light & Magic, a division of Lucasfilm Ltd., has set the standard for visual effects for over forty years and in the process, created some of the most stunning images in the history of film including ‘Star Wars’, ‘Jurassic Park’, ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’.  In this Masterclass session, Scott Pritchard, 2D Sequence Supervisor from […]

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Millennium Gallery Reception

Wednesday 01 July 2015 7:15pm-8:45pm
Millennium Gallery

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

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MipJnr and Mipcom Info Session

Thursday 02 July 2015 12:45pm-1:30pm
HUBS Common Room

Meet the team from MIPJunior & MIPCOM, get the lowdown on their special offer for CMC delegates and their market and conference plans.

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Opening Keynote: All Change? With Michael Stevens

Wednesday 01 July 2015 6:00pm-7:15pm
Crucible Theatre

With Michael Stevens, YouTuber and creator of hit online channel Vsauce. Full video of the Keynote:

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Opening Session: Game Change

Thursday 02 July 2015 9:30am-10:30am
Showroom Cinema 4

Using the Question Time format senior figures debate the changing media landscape and its possible affects on regulation, PSB and the children's audience.

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Pizza Express

Thursday 02 July 2015 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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Play Sandbox

Friday 03 July 2015 12:45pm-1:45pm
HUBS A

Games and product designers, robotics engineers, artists, film makers and researchers worked together at the REACT project in Bristol to create six prototypes of innovative, new play products for kids. They worked with a group of young people between the ages of eight and twelve to explore the future of products and services for children. […]

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Play, Make and Share: Inspiring Creativity

Friday 03 July 2015 2:10pm-3:10pm
Showroom Cinema 2

As creativity is increasingly squeezed out of formal education how can children’s media inspire and enable children to express themselves and learn through making and sharing? Kids are claiming back their education.  They’re nurturing their own passions, finding their own spaces, making their own choices, publishing for themselves and looking to their peer groups for […]

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Plus Ça Change

Friday 03 July 2015 2:00pm-3:00pm
Showroom Cinema 4

The creative decisions which are taking brands like ‘Clangers’, ‘Thunderbirds’, ‘Dangermouse’ into the 21st Century. This session began with a presentation by Changemaker Guilherme Coelho, 01Digital Brazil. Full video of Guilherme’s presentation: Changemaker producers: Jake Hobbs, Head of Digital & Vicky Brophy, Head of Production, Wonky Films.

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Research 1, 2 & 3

Thursday 02 July 2015 11:00am-12:30pm
Showroom Cinema 1

Three 30 minute research presentations… 1. Children’s Media Use: A Changing World 2. Sm(all) Change? 3. Little Miss Understood 1. Children’s Media Use: A Changing World Exploring the increasingly blurred nature of apps and online gaming, the rise of YouTube as a key source of information and content, and the evolution of social media. Presented by Alison Preston, […]

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Research 1, 2 & 3 (Repeat)

Friday 03 July 2015 11:00am-12:30pm
Showroom Cinema 1

Three 30 minute research presentations… 1. Children’s Media Use: A Changing World 2. Sm(all) Change? 3. Little Miss Understood 1. Children’s Media Use: A Changing World Exploring the increasingly blurred nature of apps and online gaming, the rise of YouTube as a key source of information and content, and the evolution of social media. Presented by Alison Preston, […]

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Research 4 & 5

Thursday 02 July 2015 2:00pm-3:00pm
Showroom Cinema 1

Two 30 minute research presentations… 4. All change? Scooby-Doo, where are you? Still here….! 5. Beyond Pink vs. Blue 4. All change? Scooby-Doo, where are you? Still here….! Technology is changing but are kid’s content choices today that different to 1969, when ‘Scooby Doo’ was first created? Presented by Joanne Cliff, Platypus Research and James Davies, CHILDWISE. Full audio and PowerPoint […]

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Research 4 & 5 (Repeat)

Friday 03 July 2015 9:30am-10:30am
Showroom Cinema 1

Two 30 minute research presentations… 4. All change? Scooby-Doo, where are you? Still here….! 5. Beyond Pink vs. Blue 4. All change? Scooby-Doo, where are you? Still here….! Technology is changing but are kid’s content choices today that different to 1969, when ‘Scooby Doo’ was first created? Presented by Joanne Cliff, Platypus Research and James Davies, CHILDWISE Full audio and PowerPoint […]

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Research 6 & 7

Thursday 02 July 2015 3:30pm-4:30pm
Showroom Cinema 1

Two 30 minute research presentations… 6. Has Digital Changed Play? The Role of Play in 2015 7. When More is More: Understanding Children’s Choice Process 6. Has Digital Changed Play? The Role of Play in 2015 Play has a vital role in child and adolescent development. And yet there is mounting concern about the amount of time children and young […]

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Research 6, 8 & 9 (Repeat)

Friday 03 July 2015 2:00pm-3:30pm
Showroom Cinema 1

Three 30 minute research presentations… 6. Has Digital Changed Play? The Role of Play in 2015 8. Umm Hello…We’re Changing. Why Aren’t You? 9. Exploring On-line Identity with Neuroscience 6. Has Digital Changed Play? The Role of Play in 2015 Play has a vital role in child and adolescent development. And yet there is mounting concern about the amount of […]

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Research 7 (Repeat)

Friday 03 July 2015 1:00pm-1:30pm
Showroom Cinema 1

A 30 minute research presentation… 7. When More is More: Understanding Children’s Choice Process Paralysing or pleasurable? A headache or a high? How children deal with choice, and why understanding this can increase engagement with your content Presented by Maurice Wheeler, The Little Big Partnership Hear the presentation and see the PowerPoint: Research 7 from Children’s Media Conference on Vimeo. […]

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Speed Meetings: BBC Commissioning Executives

Friday 03 July 2015 1:00pm-2:00pm
The Workstation (Mezzanine)

After the Commissioner Conversation sessions, this is an opportunity to meet CBeebies and CBBC commissioning executives.   Working closely with the Commissioners for the channels, and their interactive content,  BBC Commissioning executives cover a range of genres (see their profiles for more details).  They will available for 5-minute one-to-one advice meetings. We advise you to attend the […]

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Speed Meetings: Celtic Commissioners

Thursday 02 July 2015 3:30pm-4:30pm
The Workstation (Mezzanine)

After the Commissioner Conversation sessions, commissioners will be available for 5-minute one-to-one advice meetings. We advise you to attend the Changing Channels: Commissioner Conversations with the Celtic Commissioners session beforehand to acquaint yourself with their areas of interest before attempting to book meetings. We suggest you use these meetings as a chance to acquaint yourself with the Commissioners’ ways […]

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Speed Meetings: Commercial Networks

Thursday 02 July 2015 1:00pm-2:00pm
The Workstation (Mezzanine)

After the Commissioner Conversation session, commissioners or their representatives will be available for 5-minute one-to-one advice meetings. We advise you to attend the Changing Channels: Commissioner Conversations with the Commercial Networks session beforehand so that you can acquaint yourself with their areas of  interest before attempting to book meetings. We suggest you use these meetings as a chance to […]

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Speed Meetings: Finance Lab

Friday 03 July 2015 2:00pm-3:00pm
The Workstation (Mezzanine)

After the Finance Lab session, expert advisors will be available for 5-minute one-to-one meetings. They will offer advice on tax, financing and rights. We advise you to attend the Finance Lab session beforehand so that you can acquaint yourself with their areas of expertise before attempting to book meetings.  Also use their profiles to ascertain who will […]

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Speed Meetings: Publishers

Friday 03 July 2015 3:30pm-4:30pm
The Workstation (Mezzanine)

After the Commissioner Conversation session with publishers, the panelists will be available for 5-minute one-to-one advice meetings. We advise you to attend the Changing Channels: Commissioner Conversation with Publishers session beforehand so that you can acquaint yourself with their areas of interest before attempting to book meetings. We suggest you use these meetings as a chance to acquaint yourself […]

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Storytelling: The Pre-school Parent Trap

Friday 03 July 2015 9:40am-10:40am
Showroom Cinema 2

Broadcasters offer preschool programming for children aged 0-6 years, a very wide age span.  Because there’s always the chance that the youngest children in the audience might be watching without an adult, broadcasters tend to favour content that does not contain anything too scary or sophisticated for a 2-3 year old, even if it is […]

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Take a Break

Friday 03 July 2015 9:40am-10:40am
Showroom Cinema 3

The lowdown on all the tax breaks – animation, games and theatre, with special emphasis on the new live action children’s television tax incentive.

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Tea and Coffee

Thursday 02 July 2015 8:30am-9:30am
HubSpace

Tea and coffee available to all delegates in the HUBS Eye and in the Showroom Bar.

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Tea and Coffee

Thursday 02 July 2015 10:30am-11:00am
HubSpace

Tea and coffee available to all delegates in the HUBS Eye and in the Showroom Bar.

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Tea and Coffee

Thursday 02 July 2015 4:30pm-5:00pm
HubSpace

Tea and coffee available to all delegates in the HUBS Eye and in the Showroom Bar.

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Tea and Coffee

Friday 03 July 2015 10:30am-11:00am
HubSpace

Tea and coffee available to all delegates in the HUBS Eye and in the Showroom Bar.

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Tea and Coffee

Friday 03 July 2015 8:30am-9:30am
HubSpace

Tea and coffee available to all delegates in the HUBS Eye and in the Showroom Bar.

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Tea and Coffee

Thursday 02 July 2015 3:00pm-3:30pm
HubSpace

Tea and coffee available to all delegates in the HUBS Eye and in the Showroom Bar.

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The Business of Digital

Thursday 02 July 2015 11:10am-12:20pm
Showroom Cinema 2

This session will consider, debate and potentially debunk some of the myths around making digital content - and making it make money.

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The CMC Party

Thursday 02 July 2015 10:00pm-2:00am
HubSpace

Kate Dickson Karaoke Queen, The Finger Industries Photobooth and free drink until funds run out. Why work the room when you can work the dancefloor? Always a fun highlight of the Conference, the official Thursday Night CMC Party at The Hubs for all registered delegates is co-hosted again by Merseyside indie creative studio FUN CREW […]

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The CMC Suitcase: JAPAN PRIZE at 50

Friday 03 July 2015 11:10am-12:30pm
Showroom Cinema 2

Continuing the tradition of bringing children’s TV from around the world to the CMC, in 2015 we honour 50 years of the JAPAN PRIZE. In 1965, the NHK introduced its competition for educational media, and it has become the global standard. “All Change”? – Imagine how teaching and learning from TV has evolved in a […]

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The Great Disruption: Is Children’s TV Going OTT?

Thursday 02 July 2015 5:10pm-6:00pm
Showroom Cinema 3

How will the new wave of online offerings – from Netflix, YouTube, Hopster and many others – change the UK market over the next five years? Is commercial children’s broadcasting doomed, as children shift online – or will broadcasters adapt? Will the major international children’s channels shift online and go direct-to-consumer? Are the big online […]

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The Web We Want

Friday 03 July 2015 9:30am-10:30am
HUBS The Stage

What Web do we want for the next generation?  Find out what your responsibilities are – as producers, platform/content providers and brand owners. Test your knowledge as our experts navigate the complicated world of online rights for kids. And contribute your ideas to help establish a better web where the children of tomorrow can grow and flourish. 

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The Write Stuff

Thursday 02 July 2015 3:40pm-4:40pm
HUBS The Stage

We often hear from writers about writing, but what do producers think? This panel brings together four producers/script editors to discuss writers and the script process from their side. For writers, it’s a chance to get the inside track on what producers really want… What do producers think the best writers bring to the table? […]

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Top Tips for Working with Kids

Thursday 02 July 2015 5:10pm-6:00pm
Showroom Cinema 2

The world of Children’s content is subject to more regulations and policy than any other genre. This year alone has seen a significant update to the Working Regulations for Children in Performance, which was launched in February, as well as new supporting guidance issued by Ofcom in March with regard to the duty of care […]

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Transmedia Journeys

Friday 03 July 2015 11:00am-12:30pm
HUBS The Stage

Taking a transmedia media approach to content is often talked about but means many different things to many different people. Using case studies and expert opinion, the Transmedia Journeys session will shed light on what a real transmedia experience should feel like for the end user and whether this requires an overarching creative approach and […]

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Wednesday Workshop: Bible Class

Wednesday 01 July 2015 1:00pm-5:00pm
HUBS The Stage

The Pitch Bible paves your way to development heaven. It’s the essential tool utilized for the presentation of your property to broadcasters and investors, and the key element when working together with your partners, and your writing and creative teams on the development of the project This session will take a look at what exactly […]

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Wednesday Workshop: Make It With YouTube

Wednesday 01 July 2015 1:00pm-5:00pm
HUBS Common Room

Hosted by Cedric Petitpas and Kate Rushworth from YouTube Kids & Learning EMEA, this workshop will show you how to make the most of content on the YouTube platform. You will learn how the dashboard and analytics work as well as how to get the best out of the Playbook, the essential tool for anyone […]

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Wednesday Workshop: Wear and Tear

Wednesday 01 July 2015 1:00pm-5:00pm
HUBS A

With the futuristic vision of connected toys and wearable technology now becoming a reality, what does that mean for tomorrow’s media producers? In this workshop we explore how 3D printing could change how we model kids’ characters in the future and distribute toys as kits of parts; how games are increasingly merging virtual with real […]

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Well Advised

Friday 03 July 2015 1:00pm-1:45pm
HUBS The Stage

Parents, broadcasters and funders are increasingly interested in rich educational media experiences for their children. This in turn puts pressure on producers to make sure that the content they are creating is educationally viable. Drawing together experts in early childhood education and children’s media production, this panel will help you discover the best ways to […]

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What Are Little Girls Made Of?

Thursday 02 July 2015 2:10pm-3:10pm
Showroom Cinema 3

Can children’s preschool programmes change cultural attitudes towards women by exposing young boys and girls to gender equality? Has children’s programming fostered unflattering views of women and the disrespectful attitudes it can create in society, as well as how women view themselves? How responsible is the children’s content industry for cementing the attitudes of people […]

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