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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

Manimation Generations

22 November 2013, 7:00pm-7:00pm

Speakers: Andrew Burrell (CBBC) Josh Weinstein ("Simpsons" Show Runner and Head Writer "Strange Hill High")  Phil Chalk (Factory Transmedia) Moderator:  Beth Hewitt (Salford University). Date: 21st November, 6.30 pm - 8 pm Venue: The Digital Performance Lab, Salford University MediaCityUK In what was a bonus evening event for those at Manimation -…

Manimation - Going Global: Case Study 2 - Cutlass Productions

22 November 2013, 6:46pm-6:46pm

Speaker: David Curry (Cutlass Productions). For our final session of the day, Greg Childs introduced David Curry (making an inevitable food-based joke about his surname in the process), so that he could talk us through our second case study, exploring the strategy behind his animation company Cutlass Productions. David began…

Manimation - Going Global: Case Study - OKIDO

22 November 2013, 6:34pm-6:34pm

Speaker: Jules Coke (Squint Opera). Jules talked us through our first case study of the afternoon, his project and show, OKIDO. OKIDO is an 11-15 minute series and a CBeebies pre-buy acquisition that is going into production now. The series revolves around bringing science to life in the form of…

Manimation - Going Global: Building Your Co-Pro Partners

22 November 2013, 6:27pm-6:27pm

Moderator: Robin Lyons. Speakers: Alison Stewart (CBeebies), Jules Coke (Squint Opera) and Mike Robinson (Mike Robinson Consultancy/Cosgrove Hall Fitzpatrick). FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! Okay, it wasn't that bad. But this panel did provide the most engaging debate and the most healthy disagreement of the day. After a few sessions that had flirted with…

Making the Deals and Making it Pay

22 November 2013, 6:09pm-6:09pm

Moderator: Robin Lyons. Speakers: Jane Hyndman (Rights TV), Adam Selly (Union Media) and Nikki Collier (Industry Media). In a session that reinforced a sobering and very important point - that the days of receiving 100% of funding from one broadcaster are long gone - the panel helpfully swooped to the…

Manimation - Going Global: The UK Tax Break

22 November 2013, 5:59pm-5:59pm

Speakers: Anna Mansi (Head of Certification, BFI) and Moses Nyachae (Director of Film and TV, Saffery Champness). Our speakers were described during the introduction as a double-act, but any implications that this session might adopt a comedic vibe were shortlived. It was all business - but valuable business, for sure.…

Manimation - Going Global: Keynote/Opening Address

22 November 2013, 5:43pm-5:43pm

Speaker: Robin Lyons (Managing Director, Calon) Following a short introduction from our conference big-cheese Greg Childs, who dutifully fulfilled the promotional duties, Robin Lyons took to the stage (the desk bit at the front) and opened "Manimation: Part 2" in apt and charismatic fashion. As soon as some small technical…