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Danny Stack

Nelson Nutmeg Pictures


Danny Stack

Danny’s writing credits include ‘Octonauts’, CBBC’s ‘Roy’, and the new ‘Thunderbirds’ for CITV. He also writes/directs, and is in pre-production for a live-action children’s film called Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg? 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, Miramax, UK Film Council, amongst others.

Danny's Sessions

Research 8 & 9 - Report

28 July 2014, 3:10pm-3:10pm

Takeaway This was a fascinating and invigorating insight into the facts and figures of how we interact with the new digital age! Kids are using tablets and smartphones more and more, echoing the message from the keynote speech of Dylan Collins: the future is mobile. Session Details As you might…

Innovation Forum - Report

28 July 2014, 2:14pm-2:14pm

How important is innovation to the development and production of children’s media? This session set out to explore this issue through the examination of seven digital/broadcast projects. Takeaway Innovative online and broadcast projects are not just about the virtual or viewing experience, they’re about what happens offline, too. Kids love…

Commissioner Conversation: Disney - Report

28 July 2014, 1:35pm-1:35pm

Takeaway Fresh, different, distinctive ideas are always going to stand out and be appealing. Shows that are suitable to brand are vital but the eagerness to make something new and original is always there. ‘Edge’ is not necessarily a buzzword as Disney shows tend to be more emotionally grounded but…

Commissioner Conversation: Nickelodeon - Report

28 July 2014, 1:26pm-1:26pm

Tim Patterson is responsible for programme acquisition and development, content strategy, planning and scheduling, media planning, multi-platform content and broadcast operations for Nickelodeon’s portfolio of channels including its on-demand and multi-platform offering. Takeaway Tim’s favourite word during the Q&A was ‘opportunity’. He sees lots of opportunity to commission UK-centric programmes…

Focus On Canada - Report

28 July 2014, 2:03pm-2:03pm

Takeaway Co-production between UK and Canada is even more appealing because of the tax breaks in the UK. The two countries share a lot of sensibility regarding style culture and humour, and the Canadians even use UK spelling, the clever lot! Session Details Blame Canada? In the wake of the…