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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

From Tokenism to Truthful - Report

Posted on: Sunday 05 July 2015 9:21am

Takeaway  50% of the regular cast of ‘The Dumping Ground’ are diverse. ‘Katie Morag’ has the kind of authenticity that is lacking from other minority portrayals. A new passport is a great moment for a Trans person. The world of fine art can be elitist and exclusive. Detail According to IPSOS research,…

Changing Platforms: Commissioner Conversations with Publishers - Report

Posted on: Saturday 04 July 2015 4:09pm

Takeaway Reading agents' Tweets is a good way of identifying the right agent for your book. A 'packager' is the publishing equivalent of a TV production company. Marketing departments matter. If publishers don’t make money, they close. Late TV scheduling decisions get in the way of many deals. TV/book tie-ins are…

Changing Platforms – Report

Posted on: Friday 03 July 2015 4:40pm

Takeaway ITV needed to find a way to monetise their content after their SuBo moment. Big music companies were turning away acts with ready-made fan bases. PopShack appeals to 9 – 16 year–olds. It has been death by a 1,000 cuts for traditional creative communities. Creating content for YouTube brings…

Licensed to Thrill – Report

Posted on: Friday 03 July 2015 1:20pm

Takeaway It’s all about eye-balls. License owners should think like a consumer thinks. Disney have 80% of the US market, after companies like Nickelodeon, there’s not much left for the rest of us. It is now more respectable for adults to buy licensed product. The new Thunderbirds works for today’s…

It Takes Two – Report

Posted on: Friday 03 July 2015 1:05pm

Takeaway: Dick and Dom. “A Double act is like a separate marriage.” Tom and Jerry are enemies who can’t live without each other. Danger Mouse retains his DNA for the new series. There maybe more male double acts because girls are more prone to falling out. The Detail: Double acts…

Masterclass: Industrial Light & Magic – Report

Posted on: Friday 03 July 2015 9:58am

Takeaway "TV is not dead,” says top Vlogger. The visual effects industry in Soho has grown from 1,000 people in 2003 to 6,000. Is Xlab the future of interactive storytelling? The verdict on that new Star Wars film. Detail Disney Channel’s David Levine introduced this year’s masterclass by Scott Pritchard,…

Opening Keynote, Michael Stevens: All Change? – Report

Posted on: Thursday 02 July 2015 1:25am

Sheffield's world-famous Crucible Theatre hosted the CMC's Opening Keynote on Weds 1 July 2015. YouTube video star Michael Stevens, creator of the hugely successful Vsauce educational channels entertained and challenged a 750 strong audience of children's media makers with his views on engagement, authenticity and the YouTube "revolution".   Take aways Vsauce has…