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Marion Edwards is a veteran of the UK animation industry with over 15 years experience. In 2008 she joined HiT Entertainment where she is currently VP Current Programming, a role that has involved overseeing the move to CGI for such iconic brands as ‘Thomas & Friends’, ‘Bob The Builder’ and ‘Fireman Sam’. She is also Executive Producer of CGI series ‘Mike The Knight’. Prior to joining HiT Entertainment, Marion ran her own production and consultancy company, Red & Blue Productions. During this period she co-produced the award-winning pre-school series ‘Fun With Claude’ with the UK’s Dot To Dot Productions. The series is currently airing on Playhouse Disney in the UK and ZDF in Germany. Before setting up Red & Blue, Marion was Managing Director of Telemagination, one of Europe’s largest 2-D animation studios. During this period she executive produced shows suchas ‘The Cramp Twins’, ‘Metalheads’ and ‘Pongwiffy’ and received two BAFTA nominations.
Mind The Gap
Sources of funding assistance for producers, including the EU MEDIA fund, soon to be Creative Europe, and EIS investment funds. Plus an update from the UK Animation campaign.
Wednesday Workshop: The Co-Pro Clinic
Session Blog This four-hour session is aimed at companies with developed projects, which are near-ready for presentation to co-production partners, distributors and broadcasters at the various international markets. Experts from distribution, licensing, business affairs & legal will reveal insights into structuring funding for projects, negotiating rights, exploring the various funds…