The Children’s Media Foundation (CMF)

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Joining the Children’s Media Foundation – Japhet Asher

New CMF executive committee member Japhet Asher brings a wealth of digital experience to the team. Here he explains why he wants to be involved. I’m really pleased to be joining the executive committee at the Children’s Media Foundation to support digital and innovation activity. It’s a critical time for children’s media in the UK, […]

CMF Updates

Kids and animation get attention from the Chancellor

CMF Executive Group Member Gregory Boardman explains what we know so far about the Chancellor’s new tax credit system for the screen industries. Following the budget announcements on 15th March, HMRC published information on its response to the consultation on audio-visual tax reliefs.  Ahead of the announcement, there had been much talk about simplification of […]

Industry Policy

BBC @ the APPG

This is not an official publication of the House of Commons or the House of Lords. It has not been approved by either House or its committees. All-Party Parliamentary Groups are informal groups of Members of both Houses with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed in this report are those of the group. BBC Director […]

Events Industry Policy

VR and Distraction Therapy

News of a valuable study into the use of VR in distraction therapy. If children have to undergo medical treatment, everyone wants to lessen their anxiety and pain. Imagine being able to accomplish that and – win/win – lower health care costs by reducing the time and resources needed to complete difficult procedures. Starlight Children’s […]

Research

Safer internet Day UK – 2023

Safer Internet Day began as an initiative of the EU SafeBorders project in 2004, and was taken up by the Insafe Network in 2005. It is now celebrated in approximately 170 countries. In the UK, Safer Internet Day is coordinated by the UK Safer Internet Centre (a partnership between Childnet International, Internet Watch Foundation and […]

Events Policy

Broadcast 2040+ Petitions Parliament

The Broadcast 2040+ Campaign, of which CMF is a part, says if you are concerned about public service media continuing to be universally available: sign this petition. As mentioned in the CMF September 2022 Newsletter, significant policy decisions about broadcast television and radio will be made at the World Radiocommunication Conference 2023 later in the year. […]

Industry Policy

Joe Godwin Joins the Board

Long term supporter of CMF Joe Godwin explains why now is the right time to get more involved. I’m really pleased to have joined the board of CMF. I’ve supported the Foundation for many years, as a lifetime patron and attendee at events. But my work at the BBC meant it was hard for me […]

CMF Updates

APPG Meets the PSBs

This is not an official publication of the House of Commons or the House of Lords. It has not been approved by either House or its committees. All-Party Parliamentary Groups are informal groups of Members of both Houses with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed in this report are those of the group. CMF acts as […]

Events Industry Policy

The CMF Research Strategy – Listening to Kids

  Children’s Media Foundation Deputy Director, Colin Ward, outlines the strategy for the CMF research programme, “Listening to Kids” What Do Children Need From Their Media Experiences?  If a researcher asked me what sort of media content I wanted I’d probably ask for more high-quality adaptations of John le Carré, because he’s one of my favourite writers. […]

CMF Updates Research

The UK Children’s Media Plan

  CMF Executive Group member Greg Boardman describes the first steps in the creation of the campaign organisation mentioned briefly in CMF’s September Newsletter. The UK Children’s Media Plan: Securing and empowering British children’s content for the next generation One of the best features of The Children’s Media Conference is that it provides the kids’ industry with opportunities […]

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