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Beth Parker

Bonsai Bison

Freelance Animation Consultant

Beth Parker

Apart from a brief hiatus in the charity sector, where she worked with organisations supporting children and young people, Beth’s experience in the television industry spans three decades. The vast majority of that experience has been in the production of animated series for children but with a number of different hats: in a studio, for an international distribution company or more recently as part of a major broadcaster.

In her spare time, Beth still works with CYP charities to find new ways to do things with very little; makes new things out of old garments; and potters about in the garden. Above all though, music is her first love.

Beth's Sessions

Research 1: How Early Adopters Find and Share New Entertainment - Report

28 July 2014, 2:42pm-2:42pm

Takeaway 11-14 year olds are the most likely to adopt new technology. A shiny product alone will no long garner you success was one of the key messages of the session. Kids take 2 seconds to make a decision about content. Kids want an interactive relationship with brands. Session Details…

Charter Renewal: The Great British Sell Off? - Report

25 July 2014, 11:41am-11:41am

Takeaway As the Licence Fee and Charter come under review, the CMF asks whether the BBC will commit to the children’s audience and asks stakeholders within the world of children’s media whether it should. Session Details The panel included, Helen Goodman MP, Shadow Minister at DCMS; Oli Hyatt, Creative Director…

Commissioner Conversation: Broadcasters - Report

28 July 2014, 1:10pm-1:10pm

Takeaway Many broadcasters see co-pro as a vital route to big budget content. If you're interested in co-pro, approach the broadcasters early in your development. Tailor your pitch to the channel and its audience. Session Details A moderately well attended early morning session was kicked off by each of the…

Focus on Europe: What Works Where? - Report

28 July 2014, 2:07pm-2:07pm

Takeaway Overall the message appeared to be one of partnerships based on common vision rather than financial incentives – where they may help get the volume of production off the ground, cash doesn’t necessarily mean quality. Session Details The session opened with a presentation of audience rating for European Kids…

Research 2: The End of Live TV for Children? - Report

28 July 2014, 2:39pm-2:39pm

Takeaway 89% of under 12's say a TV set favourite device for watching TV. 63% of all viewing occasions are live. Only 9% of viewing occasions are on demand. So is on demand taking over? Not yet. Session Details Maddalena Piras, Head of Audiences, Children’s and Learning at the BBC and…

Pact: Give Kids A Break! - Report

23 July 2014, 10:48am-10:48am

Takeaway Pact makes the case for a UK tax credit for children's TV. Session Details Chaired by Mike Watts of Novel Entertainment, the panel included Genevieve Dexter, Serious Lunch; Val Ames, Kindle Entertainment; Billy MacQueen, Darrall MacQueen and John McVay from Pact. The session opened with a video clip from Floella…

Millennium Gallery Drinks Reception - Report

28 July 2014, 1:45pm-1:45pm

Takeaway Presenting the first opportunity of the conference for delegates to catch up, old faces exchanged hellos and new faces introduced themselves over a pre-dinner glass of wine or two. Session Details It is often the nature of such events to be a touch over-crowded; a few had gathered on…