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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.
Transmedia: Where do I start? - Report
Takeaway Transmedia is more than multiplatform storytelling. Doctor Who writer, Phil Ford, discovers a new word. Session Outline We’ve heard the word, transmedia, being banded about for several years now, but what is it? Judging from the panel at Friday’s session on the subject, it can mean different things to…
Put your money where your mouth is - Report
Takeaway Michael Carrington admits his ambition was to be a ventriloquist. £900 of new money committed to the kid’s TV industry. Session Details Now in its third year, Karl Woolley (in stand up mode) introduced the pitching session that pays out real cash, even if it’s only a hundred quid…
Creative Keynote with Malorie Blackman - Report
Takeaway 'Don't give up', Alice Walker's message to the young Malorie Blackman. The need for role models for black and ethic minority children. Session Details The Right to be Seen – the Need to be Heard CMC delegates were treated to an inspirational creative keynote talk from Malorie Blackman OBE…
Wednesday Workshop: Pitch It - Report
Takeaway Keep things simple. Nothing is set in stone. Session Details No… The Ice Warriors haven’t made a come back. The Martians in question were a panel of eminent children’s media specialists who were asked to take on the role of TV executives from a planet who had not heard…
Mini Dragons: Kids as Commissioners - Report
CBeebies producer, Jon Hancock, was the brave chair of a session that featured the awesome Mini-Dragons. Sophie (who insisted on being called Deborah Needham), Nemo, Kelly and Conrad. Takeaway Children are the harshest critics Children are fearless Children love playing the role of grown ups There are some exciting, big,…