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Head of TV and Content
Steve Wynne is a BAFTA and RTS award winning Creative with over 20 years of experience in childrens television. He was the voice of Chums (and one of the producers) on SMTV/CD:UK, then headed the production and live studio teams at Disney Channel.
He joined their rivals, launching the international formats arm for Warner Bros Television, set up his own indie, Rival Media producing kids (and grown up) series and specials for broadcasters in the UK, US and much further afield and now runs the TV arm of Pretzel Films.
Dad to three monkeys, Steve still finds time to write complaint letters on a daily basis.
Changing Channels: Commissioner Conversations with the Commercial Networks
This session features the content teams of the 3 biggest cable and satellite kids networks. With speakers covering development, acquisitions, co-production, programming, production and general channel management, this is your chance to see what has been working for Disney , Turner and Nickelodeon UK, what they’re looking for in the future and how best to approach them. One-to-one meetings with key executives will follow the session – in the Workstation Mezzanine. This session begins with a presentation by Changemaker 19 year old Beth Reekles, author. Changemaker producers Jake Hobbs, Head of Digital & Vicky Brophy, Head of Production, Wonky Films. View Beth's presentation…
Changing Channels: Commissioning Conversation with the Celtic Commissioners
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…
A panel of experts who have made the move from traditional media to new platforms discuss emerging opportunities and challenges on YouTube, apps, OTT and more. Topics covered will include funding, workflow, marketing, distribution and how content changes across platforms. Full video of session: This session begins with a presentation by Changemaker Sean Spooner, Editorial Director, Magnate Media. Full video of Sean's presentation: Change maker producers: Jake Hobbs, Head of Digital & Vicky Brophy, Head of Production, Wonky Films.
Changing Channels: Commissioner Conversation with the BBC
BBC Children’s new Director Alice Webb in her first major public announcement, four months into her appointment, will present her vision for the department’s future strategy. Then, in a session moderated by Stewart Clarke, Editor of TBI magazine, learn about CBBC and CBeebies’ current successes, challenges and editorial needs from the two Controllers, as well as their responses to common industry questions. Also on the panel, the Heads of BBC Children’s Interactive and of BBC Learning will explain the opportunities offered by digital, short-form, and educational content. This session begins with a presentation by Changemaker 12 year old Alex Heron, winner of…
Changing Channels: Commissioner Conversation with the Publishers
Children’s Publishing still represents one of the main providers of new brands for the international children’s media business. Historically these brands have always been originated by authors or author-illustrators. The market suggests that mediums and platforms are already converging both creatively and commercially. So while the author-creator model will always be central to children’s publishing, how do publishers view other ‘creators’ of content as possible sources of new publishing. Find out why 52 episodes don’t automatically mean 52 books, when a good idea for TV or other media also becomes a good idea for publishing, what a publisher needs to…