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Simon Bor


Simon Bor

I studied Animation at Farnham, and, more recently, I have been awarded an MA in Professional Writing at Falmouth University.

I set up Honeycomb Animation with Sara Bor and have been involved in children’s television since the mid eighties.

As a writer, I have co written and created several shows including Milkshake’s Funky Valley. As a director and producer, I have been responsible for several half hour specials and over twenty animated series including multi award winning Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids and Wolves Witches and Giants.

I am currently writing my first children’s novel.

Simon's Sessions

Report – What Do We Tell the Children?

Posted on: Friday 08 July 2016 12:43am

  How did children’s media react to the terrorist attacks in Paris last November? Takeaways Newsround had to react quickly as children were hearing about the scale of the atrocity Le P’tit Libé had to do something to inform the younger audience The problem with the media is that you…

Report – Commissioner Conversations: International

Posted on: Friday 08 July 2016 12:00am

Jo Daris, Head of Operations, m4e, introduced the international commissioners panel and asked what content they were looking for. Video: [vimeo video_id="174885371" width="700" height="394" title="Yes" byline="Yes" portrait="Yes" autoplay="No" loop="No" color="00adef"]   Podcast:   Takeaways French preschool is getting bigger as older children migrate to online platforms. 70-80% of all Welsh…

Report – Commissioner Conversations: BBC

Posted on: Thursday 07 July 2016 1:51pm

Commissioners from CBBC, CBeebies and Interactive reveal their plans Takeaways You are who you are and you should be proud (Changemaker) BBC look for Voice, Choice and Rolls Royce The ‘Play Time’ app has been downloaded 6 million times Detail The session was opened with a presentation by Changemaker Leo Waddell.…

Report – Under the Bonnet of Over the Top

Posted on: Thursday 07 July 2016 1:03pm

The rise of non-linear TV known as over-the-top content, or OTT Takeaway It is a good time to be a distributor and content producer You can now tell stories in different ways – not held in check by time slots It’s all about branding, channels like CBeebies are big brands…

Report – Making a Difference: Cultural Connections

Posted on: Thursday 07 July 2016 11:38am

A changemaker and a panel appealed to the audience of content producers to help make that difference Takeaway: The creative industries are a way to reach that child in the margins Manchester has the 4th highest child poverty figures in England We must accept there are people out there that…

Report – Making it Happen with YouTube

Posted on: Tuesday 05 July 2016 11:56pm

A workshop all about making it happen online? It's over to YouTube… Takeaways Innovate, do not imitate. Trends online are fleeting, so create content that's authentic to your brand. YouTube has tremendous revenue potential, which requires experimentation by creators to figure out what works for them and resonates with audiences.…