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Young Audiences Content Fund Soon To Launch

Three CMF views on the new content fund and its operational plans. Greg Childs Director, CMF     The much awaited – and CMF campaigned for – Young Audiences Content Fund should be operational within a few weeks.  Operated by the BFI – under its newly appointed Fund Head, former BBC Executive Jackie Edwards – […]

Industry Policy

Ofcom and the PSBs

WHAT WILL OFCOM DO NEXT? Greg Childs Director, CMF Last Autumn, Ofcom were granted powers by the new Digital Economy Act to once again regulate ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 to take children’s and youth content.  This was contingent on their analysis of the kids’ content market in the UK – and basically a […]

CMC Exchange at London Book Fair 2019

By Diana Hinshelwood Member of CMF Executive Group and Editor, CMF Newsletter   London Book Fair took place this month over 3 days at Olympia London, and it was a wonderful opportunity for writers of all genres to come together and celebrate their work.  Children’s authors and publishers were there in high numbers, which shows […]

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The Screen Time Debate

What do Children and Young People Think? A Children’s Media Foundation Report on Children’s Perceptions of their Screen Habits Produced in collaboration with DUBIT LIMITED    Report Author: Lily Law Research Manager, Dubit Ltd Contributors: Jackie Marsh Professor of Education, University of Sheffield Colin Ward Deputy Director, the Children’s Media Foundation Dr Becky Parry University of Sheffield Dr […]

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Children’s Media at the London Book Fair

The London Book Fair is a global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of print content.  It’s taking place this year  from 12-14th March at Olympia London, with “Children’ Day” on Thursday 14th. CMC Exchange @LBF is happening at the Fair on Thursday 14th March. It’s a must-attend event for anyone looking to buy and […]

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Supporting CMF

Anne Brogan, Joint MD of Kindle Entertainment and CMF Board Member is a keen supporter of our work at CMF.  Her passion for Children’s content has taken her from Granada Kids, BBC Schools and ITV Kids to setting up Kindle Entertainment with Melanie Stokes.  They have won multiple awards for innovative drama and comedy series and are […]

CMF Updates Industry

BFI Young Audiences Content Fund Guidelines

The draft guidelines have been made public for the BFI Young Audiences Content Fund (previously known as the Contestable Fund) which will “support the creation of exciting and engaging content, with public service broadcast values, for children and young audiences” . Industry professionals are encouraged to comment on the newly published draft criteria. This is the main chance […]

Industry Policy

Disability and the Digital Revolution

  Cecilia Weiss is a digital producer who spent several years at CBeebies Interactive, where she was privileged to be part of the team who created the games for children with visual impairments and motor disabilities. She worked for Inclusive Technology, a leading supplier of software and hardware for people with special needs, and is […]

Industry

How Support for CMF Benefits New Indies

James Hill is the Co-Founder and Director of Fudge Animation, which was a new start-up in 2014. Here, he explains how support for the Children’s Media Foundation has helped Fudge Animation grow the company and develop their portfolio. Fudge is a boutique, full-service animation studio and a producer of animated Children’s content. Our latest property, a […]

CMF Updates Industry

Screen Time – A Children’s Media Producer’s View

  By Martin Franks, Children’s Media Producer and Director, Adastra Creative. There have been high-octane discussions about children and media since the advent of the printing press. Mass literacy, the cinema and then the TV all contributed to the debate (and what about the fuss over comics?). And now we are looking at the advent of personal screen […]

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