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Debbie Macdonald

Freelance

Consultant

Debbie Macdonald, Consultant – Freelance

A key figure in the children’s television industry with strong communication and interpersonal skills. A frequent panelist at conferences and a member of the children’s BAFTA committee. A genuine passion for Kids’ TV with a broad experience and understanding of UK television. A thorough knowledge of the television business gained by working closely with regulatory organisations that influence the broadcast sector and 17 years within the industry. Original Series Production taking series from concept stage through to final delivery including script development, script editing, storyboarding, background layout and design, character design and development. Acquisition Rights negotiation At Nickelodeon UK, Debbie was VP, Programming Director responsible for UK Acquisitions and original production and scheduling across Nickelodeon UK’s network of channels. The position also required collaboration with the global Nickelodeon network. Leadership of a 15 strong team responsible for award-winning and nominated commissions and acquisitions including ‘Peppa Pig’, ‘Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom’, ‘Humf’, ‘Nick News’, ‘Yo Gabba Gabba’, ‘Fifi & the Flowertots’ and ‘Roary the Racing Car’.

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