The Salford Seminars 2010

28 Jan – 25 March 2010

To kick start 2010, Northwest Vision and Media sponsored three seminars at their Salford Media City Headquarters providing insights and networking opportunities for companies across the North keen to enter the children’s market.

The three linked seminars were developed by The Children’s Media Conference using industry insiders to produce the content, ensuring the best possible information, from the most appropriate speakers. Greg Childs was executive producer on the season, with Anthony Utley and Helen Brunsdon producing.

Starting on January 28th Meet The Commissioners was the chance to quiz the major players in kids’ TV in the UK on their commissioning needs and policies Michael Carrington, departing Controller CBeebies, and representatives from CBBC, Disney and Cartoon Network all contributed. A full report on the day and some speaker PowerPoints are available:
Beth Gardiner & Orion Ross Disney Presentation (PowerPoint)
Daniel Lennard Cartoon Network presentation (PowerPoint)
Information from CITV (PDF)
Information from NIckelodeon UK (PDF)
Melissa Hardinge, CBBC, presentation (PowerPoint)
Michael Carrington, CBeebies, presentation (PowerPoint)

On the 18th February the perspective turned international. Tackling the Markets explored everything you need to know about building pan-territory co-production deals with expert advice in all areas and personalised “surgeries” for specific projects. Download full report

March 25th was innovation day. The Innovative Funding seminar provided some of the most up-to-date answers and offered examples of successful new ways of getting to market. Download full report.