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Danny Stack

Nelson Nutmeg Pictures


Danny Stack

Danny’s a prolific writer in the kids’ genre and has written for the new Thunderbirds Are Go! for CiTV. He has co-written/produced/directed the live-action family film Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg? alongside Tim Clague. Danny is known for his popular blog, Scriptwriting In The UK, which inspired him to set up the Red Planet Prize (a scheme to discover new writers) with Tony Jordan. Danny was a story analyst for many years, reading for companies such as Working Title, Pathe, Miramax, amongst others.

Danny's Sessions

Finance Lab - Report

Posted on: Saturday 04 July 2015 3:50pm

Takeaway: Financing is simple but complex, and dependent on a variety of deals and factors Development, production, distribution and banking bodies can all help raise funds so that projects can go ahead Financial and emotional decisions aren't mutually exclusive! Session details: Lunchtime on the last day of the conference? A…

The CMC Suitcase: The Japan Prize at 50 - Report

Posted on: Saturday 04 July 2015 3:40pm

Takeaway A look at the highlights of the 50th Japan Prize Detail The Japan Prize is an international festival that champions the best in educational TV. It’s now in its 50th year. To help celebrate its anniversary, David Kleeman from Dubit presented this charming and inspiring session that looked back…

The Great Disruption: Is Children's TV Going OTT? - Report

Posted on: Friday 03 July 2015 8:38am

Takeaways The transition from linear TV into OTT viewing may be longer than we anticipate. But the market is ready for OTT disruption: in the short term there’s more money/opportunity available. With much wider viewing choice than ever before, there’s still a great value in a channel brand (which audience…

Children's Film - Adapt or Kill? - Report

Posted on: Friday 03 July 2015 6:37am

Takeaway: Family films are becoming a growing priority Finance is challenging There is hope! Details: Since last year’s session about UK family films (and the lack thereof), not one but two UK films have found success at the box office: Paddington and Shaun The Sheep. But these are adaptations or…

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is - Report

Posted on: Friday 03 July 2015 1:56am

Now in its 4th year (and guided by the winsome comedy stylings of the one and only Karl Woolley), ‘Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is’ is the place to pitch your projects to a Dragons’ Den style of industry pros. They weren’t just there to listen, they were also…

Maker Studio Masterclass - Report

Posted on: Friday 03 July 2015 1:49am

This session focused on building your YouTube brand/channel. Sarah Baynes was MC but the session kicked off with a brief presentation from Tom Scott, who is possibly best described as a freelance digital maverick. He has his own YouTube channel with 200,000 subscribers (203,525 if you want to be precise),…