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Simon Bor

Writer

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

How does Publishing IP become Broadcast & Licensing IP?

Posted on: Tuesday 19 April 2016 2:05pm

Speaker: Alison Warner, (Technicolor) Host and producer:  John Lomas-Bullivant (Dynamite Studios) Takeaway The old funding model is alive and well. Almost as soon as one speaker at CMC’s public sessions at this year’s London Book Fair had announced that the funding model for children’s shows was dead, along came another  who…

Licenced and Non-Author Publishing – What do Publishers want?

Posted on: Tuesday 19 April 2016 1:52pm

Speakers: Emily Campan, (Penguin Random House) David Maybury (Scholastic Children’s Books) Katie Price (Hachette Children’s Group) Host and producer: John Lomas-Bullivant (Dynamite Studios) Takeaway ‘Discoverability’ was the buzzword of this year’s CMC Rights Exchange @LBF Publishers are now looking to take rights in a TV or digital project as part of…

Who Needs Broadcasters?

Posted on: Monday 18 April 2016 7:01pm

Speaker: Christopher Skala, (TaDaKids) Host and producer: John Lomas-Bullivant (Dynamite Studios) Takeaway The old funding model is dead. Is it the gatekeepers who make sure only quality is produced? Absolutely not. ‘The old funding model is dead,’ announced Chistopher Skala of TaDaKids. Christopher’s gave an entertaining, if self-deprecating, talk about how he…

Publish or Perish? The Future of Chidren’s Publishing through to 2020.

Posted on: Monday 18 April 2016 6:33pm

Speakers: Stephanie Barton, (Macmillan Children’s Books) Jeff Norton (Awesome) Cally Poplak (Egmont Publishing UK) Host and producer:  Jon Watts (MTM) Takeaway The children’s and young adult booms as children’s reading falls. ‘We are all in the shadow of JK Rowling. Harry Potter legitimised the children’s market.’ ‘Children have to read –…

Panel: Toy Story.

Posted on: Monday 18 April 2016 11:10am

Takeaway Before becoming a film property, Harry Potter struggled in the toy market. Vivid had input into the designs of Thunderbirds are Go. Boys will play with a Barbie, but not in front of their friends. Speakers: Fi Murray, (Senior Product designer – Vivid Toy Group) Steve Reece, (CEO –…