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Disney Channels UK & Ireland
Director of Programming
Louise Bucknole is Director of Programming, Disney Channels UK & Ireland, leading the creation and management of programme and scheduling strategies across the multiplex, on demand and non-linear platforms, ordering all Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD content and shaping the overall editorial output.
Louise returned to Disney having previously worked as Senior Manager Programme Planning for Disney Channels UK & Ireland from her former post as Head of Scheduling, BBC Children’s where she oversaw CBBC, CBeebies, the children’s blocks on BBC One, BBC Two and iPlayer, and prior to that as Channel Editor and Scheduler for CITV.
Opening Session: Game Change
Using the Question Time format senior figures debate the changing media landscape and its possible affects on regulation, PSB and the children's audience.
Changing Channels: Commissioner Conversations with the Commercial Networks
This session features the content teams of the 3 biggest cable and satellite kids networks. With speakers covering development, acquisitions, co-production, programming, production and general channel management, this is your chance to see what has been working for Disney , Turner and Nickelodeon UK, what they’re looking for in the future and how best to approach them. One-to-one meetings with key executives will follow the session – in the Workstation Mezzanine. This session begins with a presentation by Changemaker 19 year old Beth Reekles, author. Changemaker producers Jake Hobbs, Head of Digital & Vicky Brophy, Head of Production, Wonky Films. View Beth's presentation…
Speed Meetings: Commercial Networks
After the Commissioner Conversation session, commissioners or their representatives will be available for 5-minute one-to-one advice meetings. We advise you to attend the Changing Channels: Commissioner Conversations with the Commercial Networks session beforehand so that you can acquaint yourself with their areas of interest before attempting to book meetings. We suggest you use these meetings as a chance to learn more about the Commissioning team's way of working and find out how to get access for a longer meeting at a later date. If you have a project sufficiently worked up for them to see, make the briefest of pitches, so that they get a snapshot of the…
Masterclass: Industrial Light & Magic
Industrial Light & Magic, a division of Lucasfilm Ltd., has set the standard for visual effects for over forty years and in the process, created some of the most stunning images in the history of film including 'Star Wars', 'Jurassic Park', 'Harry Potter' and 'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial'. In this Masterclass session, Scott Pritchard, 2D Sequence Supervisor from ILM’s new London facility discussed the creative and technical innovations that have set ILM apart and driven the evolution of ground breaking visual effects. Showing exclusive behind the scenes development footage, Scott explained how change in the visual effects industry has caused seismic shifts in…
Opening Keynote: Nadiya Hussain
Nadiya Hussain, writer and presenter, will deliver this year’s CMC Opening Keynote…