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Executive Producer Independents
Hugh is Commissioning Exec for fact-ent and entertainment series at CBBC working to Controller Cheryl Taylor. His career began in production at Nickelodeon and as well as working in BBC Factual and BBC Children’s has included stints at Disney, Viacom, Whereits.at, Princess and Channel X. He works closely with independents to commission and deliver ambitious, ground-breaking and memorable brands that both surprise and entertain. Recent successes include Junior Bake Off; Help My Supply Teacher is Magic; Matilda and The Ramsay Bunch; School For Stars; CBBC Official Chart Show; Junior MasterChef; The Joke Machine; Richard Hammond’s Miracles of Nature; Art Ninja; Brain Freeze; CBBC @ Radio 1’s Teen Awards; Ultimate Brain and CINEMANIACS. Just as our viewers move from platform to platform, all our brands must be able to exist across TV, web, iplayer and YouTube. As well as beautifully crafted and award-winning concepts that complement our existing slate I am always looking the idea I simply wasn’t expecting and that explodes the TV rule book. Do you have that idea?
The Need for Speed
valuedThere are Speed Meeting sessions after the commissioning and expert panels at CMC. They are listed in the conference schedule. Just turn up to the Workstation and book-in to meet the executives of your choice. It's a first come, first served system, with no pre-booking available. CBBC's Executive Producer, Independents, Hugh Lawton is hungry for your brilliant ideas…
Speed Meetings: BBC Commissioning Executives
After the Commissioner Conversation sessions, this is an opportunity to meet CBeebies and CBBC commissioning executives. Working closely with the Commissioners for the channels, and their interactive content, BBC Commissioning executives cover a range of genres (see their profiles for more details). They will available for 5-minute one-to-one advice meetings. We…