The Children’s Media Foundation

Martin Franks

CMF role - Industry Liaison

Martin is a Freelance Senior Producer/Director and Development Producer. He has directed popular pre-school TV shows such as 'Grandpa in My Pocket', 'Waybuloo', 'The Ha-Ha Hairies' and 'What's Your News'. He has been a Producer/Director for over 20 years and this time has included working in the Corporate world and in Education, producing programmes for companies such as Pearson, Macmillan and the BBC. He started working life as a Drama and English teacher and then spent ten years in Family Social Welfare including six with Save the Children Fund. He has worked in Prisons, in Community Centres in London's East End and with the Probation Service. He strongly believes that all activities involving children have a fundamental impact on their whole lives. This absolutely includes the provision of media. He spends much of his current development time in the exciting new world of Children's Digital Media.