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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

CMC Rights Exchange @ London Book Fair - Books to TV, CBeebies

Posted on: Tuesday 21 April 2015 12:40pm

One of  four sessions CMC staged in our Beyond the Book series in the Children's Hub at the London Book Fair (16 April 2015)  Speakers: Vanessa Amberleigh (CBeebies) Takeaway: Learning through play with CBeebies’ own soap opera and an animated reality show. The BBC has a rich history of programmes for radio and television…

CMC Rights Exchange @ London Book Fair - Always Judge a Book by its Cover: Yes, No, Maybe?

Posted on: Tuesday 21 April 2015 11:52am

One of  four sessions CMC staged in our Beyond the Book series in the Children's Hub at the London Book Fair (16 April 2015)  Speakers: Ken Anderson (Red Kite Productions) Mellie Buse (Adastra Development) Christopher Skala (Brentala TV) Takeaways: Broadcasters need gender-neutral content and publishers look for gender-specific. A series needs larger…

CMC Rights Exchange @ London Book Fair - The Joy of Minecraft

Posted on: Tuesday 21 April 2015 11:35am

One of  four sessions CMC staged in our Beyond the Book series in the Children's Hub at the London Book Fair (16 April 2015)  Speakers: Sarah Bates (Egmont) Emma Cairns-Smith (Egmont) Takeaways: The biggest licenced book property in the UK … ever. When buyers saw the Amazon pre-orders, everyone was on board You’ll never…

CMC Rights Exchange @ London Book Fair. Books to TV, With Disney Junior

Posted on: Monday 20 April 2015 4:13pm

One of  four sessions CMC staged in our Beyond the Book series in the Children's Hub at the London Book Fair (16 April 2015)  Speakers: Beth Gardiner (Disney Junior) Takeaway:  ‘Henry The Hugglemonster’ is an example of where the creator has taken a leading role in a series. A commissioned script has a one-in-eight…

CMC Rights Exchange @ London Book Fair - Beyond the Book: Extending Brands

Posted on: Monday 20 April 2015 11:21am

This session concluded the dedicated conference part of the CMC Rights Exchange @ London Book Fair (16 April 2015)  Speakers: Michael Dee (Coolabi) Vickie O’Malley (Rockpool Licensing) Michael Rose (Magic Light Pictures) Takeaways: Tightly managed licencing ensures another 50 years for 'The Gruffalo'. 50 million books sold: how can the audience…

CMC Rights Exchange @ London Book Fair - Books and Beyond

Posted on: Monday 20 April 2015 11:08am

David Kleeman (PlayScience) opened the second CMC Rights Exchange in the busy surroundings of the massive London Book Fair, on Children's Day (16th April 2015) at Olympia, London. He gave a research-based view of the topic: 'Books and Beyond'. The event producer, John Lomas-Bullivant introduced the return of the Rights Exchange and…