The Children’s Media Foundation (CMF)

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Safer Internet Day: Tuesday 9 February 2021

  CMF Exec Group member Cecilia Weiss attended Safer Internet Day (UK).  “Around 500 guests attended Safer Internet Day. I was invited on behalf of the Children’s Media Foundation. Here’s my summarised report of the event.” Safer Internet Day was presented by Jake Humphrey from the BT Tower with virtual contributors from the industry, government and […]

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Creativity Is Magic And Magic Is For Everyone

  By Cressida Cowell Children’s Author and Waterstone’s Children’s Laureate   I have spent twenty years writing for children, and over those twenty years I have lost count of the times people have asked me, ‘Have you ever thought of writing for adults?’ as if writing for children was some sort of second best activity, […]

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Small Screen Big Debate

Small Screen, Big Debate   By Jayne Kirkham, Writer, Clerk to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Children’s Media and the Arts, and CMF Board Member Small Screen: Big Debate 2020, Ofcom’s virtual conference on Public Service Broadcasting, ran across three days of pre-recorded panel discussions and interviews, plus a live debate, during which Ofcom […]

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Question Time at CMC 2020

By Nikki Stearman Senior Games Designer, Dubit and CMF Executive Group Member for Events I was honoured to produce the Children’s Media Conference Question Time this year with the support of Executive Producer Anna Home, Chair of the Children’s Media Foundation, ‘Right Now and What’s Next?’ explored the strategic questions around kids and content and […]

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Reflections on Inclusivity at CMC 2020 On-Line

By Olivia Dickinson Digital Consultant and CMF Executive Group Member for Diversity and Inclusion This year’s CMC gave us an amazing opportunity to create content that gives you concrete, practical actions and takeaways. Every one of the contributors in the 9 films that make up Inclusivity Now tells you at least one practical thing you […]

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When Sheffield Comes To You

By Jane Kirkham Clerk to the All Party Parliamentary Group CMF Executive Group Member for political and governmental liaison. Maybe I don’t get out enough but I love going to Sheffield. The annual bunfight that is the Children’s Media Conference – I look forward to it all year.  OK, I don’t get out much but then […]

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Virtual CMC

CMC Editorial Director Greg Childs (who also happens to be Director of the Children’s Media Foundation) outlines what’s happening to the popular kids’ industry event in response to the crisis. Once it became obvious that large-scale gatherings were not going to be permitted even in the early summer, we knew the writing was on the […]

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All Party Group for Children’s Media and The Arts, Inaugural Meeting

All Party Group for Children’s Media and the Arts Inaugural Meeting Wednesday 22nd January Palace of Westminster Report After the enforced hiatus of summer recess, conference season and a December General Election, the All Party Parliamentary Group for Children’s Media and the Arts is back on track.  All groups have to re-register after a General […]

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Brexit and Children’s Media

Greg Childs is Director of the Children’s Media Foundation and Editorial Director of  the Children’s Media Conference (CMC). With his Conference hat on he describes CMC’s latest event, produced in partnership with Animation UK and with funding from the government Brexit Business Readiness Fund… CMC can be relied upon to offer the most up-to-the-minute view of what’s […]

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Pushing the Preschool Envelope at CMC

Priorities for Preschool In An Age Of Change Gary Pope, Co-Founder, Kids Industries Speaker, Moderator and Member of the Advisory Committee for CMC   The work that goes on behind the scenes at The Children’s Media Conference is phenomenal. A world-class programme doesn’t just materialise overnight. The advisory committee, which I am super-proud to sit […]

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