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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 1,100+ delegates, with over 200 speakers, and spin-off events and activities year-round. He is also one of the Heads of Studies at the German Akademie für Kindermedien, and Director of The Children’s Media Foundation.
Panel 1 – Europe: Potential and Pitfalls
Brexit: what’s known, what’s suspected, what’s feared and where the opportunities lie.
Keynote Opening Address – A Plan for European Animation
What are the opportunities presented by the new European Preferential Animation Support Plan and the Animation in Europe Association, and how will Brexit impact on British Animation companies' activities in a Europe that has renewed enthusiasm for the animation sector?
Panel 3 – Working with China
As the market in China begins to open up for UK writers, animation producers and distributors, what are the challenges of this complex territory?