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Milly Ali

Producer & Director

Milly Ali, Producer & Director

Milly has worked for the BBC, ITV and several major indies on multiple genres – Observational documentaries, Factual Entertainment, History and Crime docu-dramas. She has made programmes for all the major UK broadcasters: BBC, ITV, Ch4, Channel 5 and produced for digital channels Yesterday and the Crime and Investigation Network to RTS award nomination. Her new role in CBBC Development starts this month.

Milly's Sessions

Serious fun.

16 July 2013, 7:30pm-7:30pm

Games that are being developed to encourage children to learn through play is a growing market. At the heart of this sector's philosophy is the enjoyment factor, learning is easier when you're having fun. The preschool market is saturated with learning games but it seems the teenage market is fairly…


16 July 2013, 11:34pm-11:34pm

After 2 intensive conference days, it was finally time for the much anticipated 10th year anniversary party and it didn't disappoint! The free bar helped to get the party started before delegates packed the Hubs C Pod and were  entertained by the comedy double act Bob Golding and Glen Davies.…

Reimagined and recycled.

12 July 2013, 6:41pm-6:41pm

#TCMC A great session but wish it was longer Michael Rose (MD, Magic Light Pictures) Great stories and great characters shouldn't be forgotten, Alison Bakunowich (VP Director of Marketing & Communications, Nickelodeon UK) Top Ten Takeaways... Old brands are making successful comebacks for new audiences. Heritage brands have multi-generational property.…

The Shape of Comics to Come

12 July 2013, 12:10am-12:10am

Comics are as old as cave paintings  Paul Gravett (Director, Comica Festival and Escape Books) Top Ten Takeaways Digital comics make comics accessible for all children. Comics are 'edutainment' in a digital form. Children are able to contribute to digital content. Reading digital comics is cool for children. Real UK…

Wednesday Workshop - Polish and Pitch

11 July 2013, 11:47am-11:47am

#TCMC. Turning your moment of inspiration into a global brand Blogger: Milly Ali "Success is not just about talent & timing, you can engineer success with processes, rules and checklists" Alexander Bar (Creator, Mike the Knight). "A practical workshop. I feel better informed about the 'polishing' aspect to Development" Stephanie…

International Exchange: Focus On UK Tax breaks

11 July 2013, 5:16pm-5:16pm

#TCMC An exciting opportunity for UK animation companies! We're one of the first companies to pass the Cultural Test and have received our 'Letter of Comfort'. Ian McKinnon (McKinnon & Saunders) The Animation world turns its eye to the UK again.... exciting times for old and new players. Professor Phil…

Latest blogging team introduction.

28 June 2013, 8:30am-8:30am

#TCMC Hi – I’m Milly Ali and I’ll be blogging throughout the CMC. My background’s mainly producing and directing factual programmes but I’ve taken the opportunity to blog next week to find out more about content produced for children. It's my first time at CMC and it’s great to be involved.…