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Samuel Hutchinson


Script Reader

Samuel Hutchinson

Upon graduating from Bournemouth University’s Scriptwriting degree in 2012, Sam started working as a Script Reader for BBC Continuing Drama. He has since also become Development Executive for independent film company, Silver Leaf Pictures, and is currently developing further feature film projects with We Move Pictures, who will be taking his short, ‘Top Hat’ to various festivals next year. Sam also writes/produces the comedy panel show, ‘A Little Bit Racey’ for Hope FM and has written/produced numerous projects for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Samuel's Sessions

Weird Science - Report

23 July 2014, 11:10am-11:10am

Takeaway Whatever the technology, the key is being open to the response of the kids and adapting to them. It’s all about the experience of the child and enhancing that, not our own, nor the technology in question. Session Details Firstly, a big hand for David Kleeman, who heroically stepped…

Commissioner Conversation: BBC - Report

28 July 2014, 12:39pm-12:39pm

Takeaway Show your passion! It will come across in your pitch (Kay Benbow mentioned a pitch she once received which featured magic tricks involving small pyrotechnics!) Think of a strong hook! Eg, “Fawlty Towers meets The Muppets” (a pitch which went on to be successfully received by Kay). Do not…

Focus On Asia - Report

28 July 2014, 2:00pm-2:00pm

Takeaway Things to consider if you want to break into the Asian market: Does your IP have a worthwhile market in China? Consider adapting it to align with Chinese audiences and values. Research the market for your IP in detail. Due diligence and communications are a must for finding the…

Coming Together Or Falling Apart - Report

23 July 2014, 10:06am-10:06am

Exploring the future of the children’s media and content industries through to 2020, in the age of digital transformation. Takeaway By 2020, this is what will happen, according to our panel (you heard it here first!)... We’ll see consolidation at the top amongst the major players, but the rest of…

Commissioner Conversation: Cartoon Network - Report

28 July 2014, 1:32pm-1:32pm

Take Away The tone of Cartoon Network is anarchy and humour. Cartoon Network has power to commission ideas in the UK, but also direct access to her global partners at Turner if there is sufficient interest. New content needs to sit neatly next to our content from the Turner studios.…

When Technology Meets Storytelling - Report

30 July 2014, 12:15am-12:15am

A very popular session at this year's CMC When Technology Meets Storytelling is also available as a podcast - see the foot of the page. Takeaway Technology has to empower users to express themselves more – inspire their imagination with the gaming features. But be cautious of straying from what…

Commissioner Conversation: Games - Report

28 July 2014, 1:17pm-1:17pm

Takeaway Make good games (sounds obvious, but good content is vital – and think about offering games where the audience is involved and in control). Have the right partners (look for expertise in the genres you want to make). Good games take time and passion (Post-production took 6 months for…