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Manimation 2019

Date: 11 November 2019
Venue: Social 7, MediaCityUK
Cost: £80+VAT

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Date: Monday 11 November, 2019 
Venue: Social 7, MediaCityUK
Times: 9am-7pm

Manimation is the event for UK animation community which focuses exclusively on how to keep you and your business busy and thriving today and in the future.

Manimation brings together animation production companies, producers, animators, writers and creative service providers with potential buyers from broadcasters, advertisers, creative agencies, corporate, distribution and more in this friendly and open market setting.

At the same time, a CMC curated programme of business-focused round-tables develops skills and provides new intelligence on where clients will be in the future, and what they will be looking for.

Arranged for the day running up to the Manchester Animation Festival, Manimation offers the best possible business outcomes to enhance your festival week!

Companies confirmed for meetings:

  • Jo Allen, Producer, Acquisitions and Independent Animation, BBC Children’s
  • Lori Camm, Senior Producer, CBeebies (0-6 years) Independent productions
  • Mario DuBois, Executive Producer, Independent Productions, Interactive, Children’s 6 – 16, BBC Children’s
  • Dominic Gardiner, CEO, Jetpack Distribution
  • Josie Grierson, Director of Creative Affairs, Family & Brands, eOne
  • Nick Hall, Senior Programme Executive, CBeebies Animation & Acquisitions
  • Chris Halliday & Andy Wright, Certification Unit, BFI
  • Bruce Jones, Partner, Intellectual Property, Kuit Steinart Levy LLP
  • Richard Kinning, Creative Director, Northern Europe, WarnerMedia
  • John Knowles, Production Executive, YACF
  • Louise Maloney, Programme and Acquisitions Manager, Milkshake! Channel 5
  • Elliott Palmer, Animation Production and Development Manager, Nickelodeon International
  • Hesham Sabry, Business Affairs Executive, YACF
  • Alex Thornton, Commercial Creative Manager, WarnerMedia
  • Harriet Williams, Development Executive, YACF

One-to-one meetings 10.30am-5.30pm
You could spend most of the day at Manimation in meetings with people who are crucial to your future business. 24 x 15 minute meeting slots are available to every delegate.

Meeting Mojo
The bespoke booking system Meeting Mojo puts delegates in direct touch with clients in advance, and creates meeting schedules.


Peter Lord, co-founder of Aardman Animations and Sarah Muller, Head of BBC Children’s Acquisitions and Independent Animation at BBC Children’s will provide their unique experience in two Keynote sessions.


Keynote and conference schedule

  • 10am Opening Keynote – Peter Lord (Aardman Animations)
  • 10.30am The Shock of the New. Innovation in funding, financing, and animation technical.
  • 11.30am Break
  • 12noon Animation Skills Council /ScreenSkills Forum. Current projects and future plans for training – have your say.
  • 1pm Lunch (included)
  • 2pm Keynote 2 – Sarah Muller (BBC Children’s)
  • 2.30pm Global Opps. Case studies in successful international co-financing and roll-out.
  • 3.30pm Break
  • 4pm Ads and Animators. Case studies in successful client /creative agency/animation producer collaboration.
  • 4.45pm Diversity – Good for Business. The opportunities in the recent UK Screen Alliance inclusion and diversity report.
  • 5.30pm Drinks Reception

The day offers free teas and coffees, lunch and a networking early evening reception to ensure you meet everyone you need to, either formally or informally.

Manimation Working Group
Curated by Manchester-based Manimation Working Group and organised by The Children’s Media Conference, Manimation offers creative and business opportunities, information and inspiration for the UK animation community.

Manimation is supported by the ScreenSkills Animation Skills Fund with contributions from UK animation productions

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