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Christmas Cracker

A Bargain Stocking Filler for all Ages The new Children’s Film Foundation Bumper Box Set contains nine films ranging in date from 1956 to 1984 plus some animal acting highlights, and some documentary material on the history of the Foundation. The CFF was a not for profit company founded in 1950 by J Arthur Rank, supported by […]

Industry

Policy Round-Up

CMF Director Greg Childs sent this presentation to the Screen Producers of Australia 20th November Screen Forever Conference. It outlines the key UK policy initiatives in the kids’ media sector. You can watch the entire presentation here: Our perspective at the Children’s Media Foundation is audience advocacy. But in pursuing that we believe in, and campaign […]

Industry Policy

Self Regulation For The Digital Age

How should the CMF respond to Michael Rosen’s call for self-regulation? By Colin Ward, Deputy Director, The Children’s Media Foundation Colin Ward is a children’s media writer and producer. He started working in children’s TV for Yorkshire Television and won a BAFTA for ‘The Scoop’ before joining Granada Kids to produce the BAFTA nominated gameshow ‘Jungle Run’. He […]

CMF Updates Industry Policy

Contestable Fund – Less than 6 Months to Go

CMF Director, Greg Childs reports on progress with planning for the new government funding initiative. On 19 October the DCMS handed over responsibility to the BFI for the fine tuning of what they are now calling the “Young Audiences Content Fund”. The BFI are the body that will operate  the fund when it goes live. […]

Industry Policy

All Parties Together

Jayne Kirkham, CMF Exec Group and Board member, is also Clerk to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Children’s Media and the Arts. Here she reports on the APPG meeting which took place on 24th October. You’d expect all parties at Westminster at an All Party Parliamentary Group meeting. After all, that’s the point – […]

Industry Policy

Blue Peter’s Big Birthday

Blue Peter’s 60th birthday was on 16th October 2018. Blue Peter Editor, Ewan Vinnicombe, examines the programme’s enduring popularity in this updated version of his article for the Children’s Media Yearbook 2018  In 1958, a programme that has entertained and educated a nation and captured the hearts of millions first aired on the BBC. On Tuesday 16 […]

Events Industry

Paddington Bear – An Enduring Icon for a Throwaway Age

In an article for the Children’s Media Yearbook 2018, Diana Hinshelwood considers the reasons for Paddington’s longevity. PADDINGTON 2 was the fourth most successful British film of 2017.  Considering that this gentle, unassuming character first made his way into our hearts in 1958, that is an astonishing achievement. In October this year, Paddington will be […]

Events Industry

The State of Animation Production in the UK

Phil Dobree wrote this article originally for the Children’s Media Yearbook 2018 Phil is  is the founder of Jellyfish Pictures. He has worked in all genres of content creation including film, commercials, animation, games and broadcast TV, winning multiple BAFTA, VES, RTS and EMMY awards. He has overseen work from leading studios and broadcasters including Star Wars: Rogue One […]

Industry Policy

Age Appropriate Design Code – Consultation

Following her inspirational CMC Keynote, Baroness Beeban Kidron has appealed to producers, digital practitioners, broadcasters and all interested parties to submit comments to the Information Commissioner (ICO) Consultation on the Age Appropriate Design Code. The Code will work with GDPR to inform the regulation of companies that store and use children’s data, and guide any legal cases which  might ensue. The 5Rights Foundation produced […]

Events Policy

Upcoming CMF Events

The Children’s Media Foundation hosts events that not only offer important information to industry members and researchers, but also bring people together to debate common causes and share views on campaign issues.  In the next few months, the Children’s Media Foundation will be hosting a series of events that carry on the discussions started at the Children’s Media […]

CMF Updates Events Industry Policy Research

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