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Sioned Wyn Roberts


Commissioning Editor, Children’s

Sioned Wyn Roberts

Sioned is responsible for all children’s content on S4C as well as the channel’s Welsh learners’ content.

Since joining S4C in 2012, Sioned has commissioned innovative projects like ‘Y Lifft’, the first playalong gameshow for kids in the UK then ‘Ludus and Pyramid; Madron’ innovative animation and digital comic app and @tifiacyw twitter service for parents learning Welsh

Sioned is a programme-maker and worked at the BBC 1990-2006 producing and directing radio, television and interactive content and later joined the independent sector producing a host of shows such as CBeebies’ ‘Alphablocks’.

Changing Channels: Commissioning Conversation with the Celtic Commissioners

02 July 2015, 2:10pm-3:10pm
Showroom Cinema 2

Producers are a hardy bunch. You have a great idea. It can travel. But how do you get it made? The Celtic Commissioners could hold the key. With no multi territory diktats to adhere to, what they lack in budgets they make up for in speedy decision making and a willingness to partner with others - on the right idea, of course. Yes, the budgets aren't huge but there are funds and grants out there that could help you get your show made and loved by a brand new audience. Join the commissioning team from RTE, BBC Alba, S4C and…

Speed Meetings: Celtic Commissioners

02 July 2015, 3:30pm-4:30pm
The Workstation (Mezzanine)

After the Commissioner Conversation sessions, commissioners will be available for 5-minute one-to-one advice meetings. We advise you to attend the Changing Channels: Commissioner Conversations with the Celtic Commissioners session beforehand to acquaint yourself with their areas of interest before attempting to book meetings. We suggest you use these meetings as a chance to acquaint yourself with the Commissioners' ways of working and find out how to get access for a longer meeting at a later date. If you have a project sufficiently worked up for them to see, make the briefest of pitches, so that they get a snapshot of the project and can consider…

Finance Lab

03 July 2015, 1:00pm-1:45pm
Showroom Cinema 3

Our expert panel of content funders, covering the widest of spectrums from specialist bankers and financiers at one end to tax credits and other forms of soft finance on the other, and taking in broadcasters and co-producers along the way, will help our three kids' producers piece together their recipes for success to get their projects greenlit.

Play, Make and Share: Inspiring Creativity

03 July 2015, 2:10pm-3:10pm
Showroom Cinema 2

As creativity is increasingly squeezed out of formal education how can children’s media inspire and enable children to express themselves and learn through making and sharing? Kids are claiming back their education.  They’re nurturing their own passions, finding their own spaces, making their own choices, publishing for themselves and looking to their peer groups for recognition.  With all this going on, seemingly unbounded from any formal educational processes, what’s the place for the producers and broadcasters of children’s media within this landscape? To help debate this topic the session brings together a panel of people who are passionately involved in…

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