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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 […]

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Cracking the Code

Following her inspirational CMC Keynote, Baroness Beeban Kidron is appealing 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 any legal cases which  might ensue. Baroness Kidron, with […]

Events Policy

Contestable Conversation

A recent meeting with Ben Roberts, Director of the Film Fund at the BFI, who is leading the work to develop the plans for the Public Service Contestable Fund, revealed it’s making good progress.  The DCMS is still involved in the planning and Margot James MP is the minister now responsible.   Ben was adamant that the Fund will be targeted […]

Industry Policy

Children’s Media Conference Round-up

The new CMF Newsletter Editor, Diana Hinshelwood, gives a CMF perspective on the UK’s major industry gathering, The Children’s Media Conference, which took place in Sheffield, 3-5 July 2018. Although I’ve attended CMC before, this was my first conference as the new Editor for the CMF Newsletter.  My brief was to act as a ‘roving […]

Events Industry Policy Research

Ofcom Children’s Review – Results Revealed

Ofcom have released the findings of their Children’s Content Review, which analyses the state of the industry, commissioning and funding statistics, and the provision of content for the various age-ranges of children in the UK public service landscape. It reveals significant shortcomings in the support for kids’ and youth content at the commercial public service […]

Industry Policy Research

CMF Yearbook 2018 on Sale Now

Now in its 6th year, the Yearbook is an invaluable and enjoyable record of the highs and lows of the children’s media world in 2018. With perspectives from regulators, the industry, audience specialists, academics and with policy insights from the CMF and others, it captures the “state of the nation” – and beyond – for this busy […]

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Discount CMC

Children’s Media Foundation supporters, patrons, and members from supporting companies can buy Children’s Media Conference tickets at a discount for £380 + VAT. That’s a saving of £115 on the full rate. If you are not currently a CMF supporter or patron – sign up here for as little as £25. Then register for CMC by using this link which automatically […]

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Distinctiveness and the BBC

Last month, CMF Board member Jeannette Steemers and Exec Group member Ashley Woodfall attended an Ofcom seminar on the BBC and Distinctiveness. The background to this is the Government’s desire to hard-wire ‘distinctiveness’ into the Charter, with the new Royal Charter and Framework agreement having it written into the BBC’s mission, purposes and regulatory framework. […]

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