Event Space, 6th Floor
Welcome and Introduction
Manimation Advisory Chair Tracy Liddell welcomes delegates to Manimation 2017 and presents a video run-down of the latest from the Manchester animation scene.9:40am-10:05am
Keynote Opening Address – A Plan for European Animation
What are the opportunities presented by the new European Preferential Animation Support Plan and the Animation in Europe Association, and how will Brexit impact on British Animation companies' activities in a Europe that has renewed enthusiasm for the animation sector?10:05am-10:45am
Panel 1 – Europe: Potential and Pitfalls
Brexit: what’s known, what’s suspected, what’s feared and where the opportunities lie.11:15am-11:55am
Panel 2 – State of Play: Games up North!
How programmers, animators, artists and musicians are coming together to once again create world class games in the North.11:55am-12:05pm
News – Cosgrove Hall Archive
One of the most significant contributions to the development of British animation and children's television was the escalation in influence of Cosgrove Hall Films. With the support of ITV and Freemantle Media, Westley Wood has rescued the Cosgrove Hall Archive. He talks about its cultural heritage and legacies, and plans for its new home located at the Waterside Arts Centre in Sale.12:05pm-12:45pm
Panel 3 – Working with China
As the market in China begins to open up for UK writers, animation producers and distributors, what are the challenges of this complex territory?1:45pm-2:10pm
Case Study 1 – Print to Screen, Periodical to Platform: the Beano Story
Chris Rose describes the Beano journey from everybody’s favourite comic to a modern media brand and a platform for entertainment content.2:10pm-2:45pm
Panel 4 – Pipelines and Workflow
Workflows that work… and flow: the tools and developments available to help producers and production managers keep their projects on track.2:45pm-3:10pm
Case Study 2 – What’s the Hook?
What happens to your series once it's been signed sealed and delivered to a broadcaster?3:10pm-3:45pm
Panel 5 – Training and Skills
The key points of the new Apprenticeship Levy for SMEs, and how you can tap into the funding that will be available.3:45pm-4:25pm
Panel 6 – Ten Things You Need To Know About VR
Don't get bogged down in the new frontiers, creative content is what VR wants.4:25pm-4:30pm
Wrap-up, news of future events and info on the one-to-one meetings.5:30pm-7:30pm
Join us after Manimation for networking drinks in the main event space and canteen.
Lobby, 6th Floor
Tea and Coffee
Tea and coffee is available in the lobby space on the 6th floor.10:45am-11:15am
Tea and Coffee
Tea and coffee is available in the lobby space on the 6th floor.12:45pm-1:45pm
Lunch is available in the lobby and canteen on the 6th floor. Now is the opportunity to book one-to-one meetings.4:30pm-6:30pm
Open Networking & VR Demo Area
Experience the cutting edge of VR with Studio Liddell and University of Salford. Tea and coffee will also be served.
Canteen, 6th Floor
One-to-one meetings are bookable at lunchtime on the day and are available with: Jo Allen (CBBC focus) Sarah Baynes (CGMS) Helen Brunsdon (Animation UK) Niall Davies (BFI) Jean Dong (Zespa Media) Nick Hall (CBeebies focus) Christopher Halliday (BFI) Tim Jones (BBC Creative) Sarah Legg-Barratt (CBeebies focus) Alison Norrington (Storycentral) Kate O'Connor (Animation UK) Desiree Peeters (CBeebies and CBBC) Adam Redfern (BBC Children's) Jon Rennie (Cloth Cat Animation) Chris Rose (Beano Studios) Steve Sharman (Hackthorn Innovation) Westley Wood (BBC Creative) Andy Wyatt (Toon Boom Animation)
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