The Children’s Media Foundation (CMF)

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All Party Parliamentary Group AGM report

In June, the All Party Parliamentary Group for Children’s Media and the Arts held its Annual General Meeting. There were announcements about the past year, guest speakers, and a discussion about the year ahead. Jayne Kirkham, Clerk to the APPG, and member of the CMF executive group, reports… The first business of the day saw Baroness Floella Benjamin and […]

Diversity and film

In July, the British Film Institute introduced a new diversity quota which is far stricter than any that have come before.  CMF’s Angela Ferreira reports… The British Film Institute has recently thrown down a gauntlet to the BBC and other major cultural and media institutions by upping the ante considerably in the on-going diversity stakes.The BBC’s Director-General Tony Hall had made […]

Policy at CMC

The Children’s Media Conference gathered over 1,000 industry professionals, academics, researchers and executives in Sheffield for three days of shared learning, collaboration and debate.  Many people think that the Children’s Media Conference (CMC) and the Children’s Media Foundation (CMF) are the same organisation.  It’s not in fact the case – they are completely separate.  The Conference’s role is to […]

Research blog

This July CMF is launching a unique research blog. It has academic authors from all over the UK, and is designed to generate discussion and focus it in one centralised, accessible and dedicated website. Dr Becky Parry, of the University of Leeds, is co-editor of the CMF Research Blog. Here she tells us more… For […]

The Presses are Running – it’s the Yearbook!

We’ve been making a lot of noise about it, so you’ll all be aware that the Children’s Media Yearbook is launching at this year’s CMC in Sheffield on Thursday 3rd July.The book is available to purchase now in PDF or print versions. Hannie Kirkham reports… The idea of the Yearbook is to give parents, industry professionals, researchers and policy makers […]

Bring the champagne!

Our latest Founder Patron, Oli Hyatt, has been awarded an M.B.E. in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list! He is Director at Blue Zoo Animation and Chair of the Animation UK campaign, which worked tirelessly to push forward the case for tax incentives for UK animation companies. Congratulations Oli!

Charter Renewal – the Great British Sell Off?

Anna Home, CMF Chair, reports… The CMF is sponsoring a session at this year’s Children’s Media Conference which is looking at the BBC Charter Review, its likely outcomes and what they might mean for the future of children’s television in the UK. Opinions are being aired and voices raised on all sides about how the BBC should be funded […]

Give kids a Break!

The CMF supported the successful campaign for the government to give tax breaks to British animation productions, and, we’re pleased to say that one year on from the introduction of the new rules, there’s definite evidence of the UK animation industry taking on a new lease of life! Now a new campaign is targeting children’s […]

The Great British Sell Off?

The TV Licence fee and the BBC’s Charter are being reviewed over the next 18 months or so and they’re the subject of the CMF sponsored event at the Children’s Media Conference this year. Angela Ferreira, from the CMF Executive Committee, is producing the session. She tells us what we can expect… I’m in the lucky position of […]

The CMF at the CMC

Yes, we’re at the Children’s Media Conference this year – and you could be too! CMF Director Greg Childs reports… Many people think that the Children’s Media Foundation and the Children’s Media Conference are the same organisation.  Not really.  I run the Foundation and my other job is as CMC Editorial Director, organising all the content for the Conference.  Some of […]

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