The Children's Media Conference
Greg Childs worked for over 25 years at the BBC, mainly as a director, producer and executive producer of children’s programmes. He created the first Children’s BBC websites and, as Head of Children’s Digital, developed and launched the children’s channels, CBBC and CBeebies. Greg left the BBC in 2004 and advised producers on digital, interactive and cross-platform strategies, and broadcasters on channel launches, digital futures and management support. He was in the launch teams for Teachers TV and the CITV Channel in the UK, and was advisor to the Al Jazeera Children’s Channel for three years. He also consulted with the European Broadcasting Union on their Children’s and Youth strategy. As Editorial Director of the Children’s Media Conference, Greg has grown this annual event into a gathering of 1,200+ delegates, with over 200 speakers, and spin-off events and activities year-round. Greg is also Director of The Children’s Media Foundation.
Panel 1: The Future of Funding
Exploring the continuation of, or replacements for, Creative Europe Media grant funding with information on potential new sources of support for TV, Film and Games. Plus considering access to European funded market events, such as Cartoon Forum, and funded training.
Panel 4: Workforce, Skills and Employment
Exploring workers registering under the Settled Status scheme, visa implications for shooting in Europe, potential changes to workers status and rights, transitional arrangements and the future plans for points-based immigration. Victoria Burnip: PowerPoint - Settled Status and Pre Settled Status Neil Hatton: PowerPoint - Immigration timeline Neil Hatton: PowerPoint - Working in Europe
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