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Catherine Trewavas

BBC Children's Acquisitions & Independent Animation

Production Management Assistant

Catherine Trewavas

Catherine is the Production Management Assistant for BBC Children’s Acquisitions and Independent Animation – the team responsible for programmes including ‘Hey Duggee’, ‘Clangers’ and ‘Scream Street’. In addition to her day job, Catherine has a keen interest in journalism and writes articles for BBC newspaper Ariel.

Catherine has previously worked on ‘Blue Peter’, ‘The One Show’ and various radio programmes for BBC Radio Current Affairs, including ‘File on 4’ and ‘5 Live Investigates’. She has also worked backstage at a number of theatres and for independent production companies.

Report – Opening the Vault

Posted on: Thursday 06 July 2017 4:35pm

The full session is available here as a video and as a podcast: A panel of children's media financing experts explored possibilities for raising and sourcing money for projects Takeaway: Be confident and prepared when approaching commissioners Have a simple, succinct business plan that can spark further conversations and opportunities…

Report – I Don’t Need a Role Model - I Just Want to See Me

Posted on: Thursday 06 July 2017 4:17pm

How are children’s aspirations being influenced by characters they see on screen and in toy shops? Nicki Karet, Managing Director at Sherbert Research, hosted a panel and the topic was hotly debated Takeaway: Brand creators should consider whether they are doing enough to make sure content is diverse, inclusive and…

Report - The Fall and Rise of British Comics

Posted on: Thursday 06 July 2017 10:56am

Comics have played an important part in the childhoods of many British kids and classic characters continue to endure, whilst new stories emerge and engage readers. However, despite continued interest in comics, newsagents seem to be in short supply. How are methods of distribution changing and how are fanbases being…

Report – Deciphering the Data Puzzle

Posted on: Wednesday 05 July 2017 11:26pm

Children are increasingly consuming content through online platforms and using many different devices to do so. A panel of experts discuss the use of analytics in monitoring trends, as well as challenges and advantages that come with these developing technologies Takeaway: Children are increasingly turning to online platforms rather than…

Report - Reflecting and Serving Neurodiversity

Posted on: Wednesday 05 July 2017 5:21pm

The team creating new preschool programme ‘Pablo’ discussed making an inclusive, positive show which promotes understanding for children on the autistic spectrum. The session explored the process of developing stories celebrating neurodiversity and asked how we can put children’s ideas and creativity at the heart of programming Takeaway: New programme 'Pablo’…

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