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Lyndsey Smith

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Lyndsey Smith

Lyndsey is currently studying for an MA in Children’s Television Production at the University of Salford. She previously gained a BA in Journalism and Media at Bangor University and has worked as an edit assistant and a video journalist.

Her interests include writing, theatre, and of course children’s television. She is also a leader with Girlguiding.

Report – Best Friends Forever?

Posted on: Friday 07 July 2017 12:25pm

This session addressed the issue of the lack of feature length children’s films being produced in the UK. Would the ideal situation be to follow the German and Dutch model and bring together broadcasters and funders to collaborate on projects? Takeaway: Collaboration between broadcasters and funders is a way to…

Report – VR: The Creative Challenge

Posted on: Thursday 06 July 2017 4:54pm

The session discussed the opportunities Virtual Reality brings to the industry and the potential it has for engaging the audience emotionally through its experiences. There are however still unknowns about the technology especially in regards to children with an age limit in place on certain VR headsets. Takeaway: VR has…

Report – Who’s Running This Show Anyway

Posted on: Thursday 06 July 2017 1:18pm

This session focussed on the role of 'showrunner' – what a showrunner actually is, how crucial a role they play, and how the position differs in the UK and the US Takeaway: There is no one size fits all for the term Showrunner There is a difference of meaning in the UK…

Report - Attention Seekers

Posted on: Wednesday 05 July 2017 11:45pm

What do the digital native 10-16 years want these days and how must today's producers develop their content accordingly? Takeaway: The audience between the ages of 10 and 16 are the toughest to capture It's important to use many platforms – linear TV is not the primary platform for this…

Report – Focus on China

Posted on: Wednesday 05 July 2017 5:10pm

With a co-production treaty between China and the UK imminent, host Chris Colman led the session informing delegates on how China and the West can collaborate on children’s media projects in the future.          Takeaway: Collaboration between the UK and Chinese markets is predicted to continue in…

Report - Tuesday Workshop: Pitch Perfect

Posted on: Wednesday 05 July 2017 11:44am

In this workshop a panel of industry experts were on hand to share their experiences of pitching and provide helpful tips on how to pitch and develop skills. Each member of the panel had unique experiences they were able to bring forward to the session. Takeaway It all starts with…

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