The Children’s Media Conference teamed up once again with MIDAS, Manchester’s inward investment agency, to run business and inspiration sessions for the region’s animation community under the banner of Manimation.
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. Speakers included broadcasters, commissioners, buyers and animation experts including Mole Hill (Director, Clangers), David Barton (Cubic Motion) and a masterclass from ‘Thunderbirds Are Go!’ executive producer Giles Ridge. The welcome address was delivered by director of BBC Children’s, Alice Webb.
What’s included in my Manimation Pass?
- Manimation: keynotes, panels and showcases
- Lunch and break time tea and coffee
- Afternoon one-to-ones: the opportunity to meet many of the speakers in one-to-one meetings which are booked by all registered delegates on the day
- Manimation Masterclass: 6.30-7.30pm
- Delegates networking drinks: from 7.30pm
One-to-One meetings were held 4.35-6.30pm and meetings were available with:
Emma Fernando (Brown Bag Films), Jean Flynn (Cosgrove Hall Fitzpatrick), Nick Hall (CBeebies), Christopher Halliday (BFI), Mole Hill (Director), Rosemary Klein (Compact Media Group), Sarah Legg (BBC Children’s), Lucy Pryke (CBBC), Steve Sharman (Hackthorn Innovation), Gareth Williams (YellowDog) and Andy Wright (BFI).
Manimation 2015 organised by CMC and supported by MIDAS.
Complimentary passes are available for foreign companies, not based in the UK. Please contact Martha.Sama@Midas.org.uk for information on how to obtain your free pass.
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