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[ecrea] Making Television for Young Children - Conference - Westminster University 12 September 2008

Tue Jun 10 07:13:56 GMT 2008

>Making Television for Young Children:
>Future Prospects and Issues
>Supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council
>12 September 2008, 9.30am - 5.00pm
>  The Old Cinema, University of Westminster, Regent Campus
>  309 Regent Street, London, W1B 2UW (map)
>For more information and to register go to
>The University of Westminster invites you to the second industry conference
>of the AHRC-funded research project, The Changing Production Ecology of
>Pre-school Television in Britain. The conference focuses on the complex and
>changing relationships between broadcasters, producers and financiers that
>constitute the production ecology of television for young children and shape
>its output. The event is aimed at media professionals, academics, educators
>and those involved or interested in the production of media content for
>young children across a variety of media platforms.
>Confirmed speakers include:
>     * Michael Carrington, Controller, CBeebies
>     * Greg Childs, Director of Childseye, and Secretary of Save Kids TV
>     * Phil Davies, Producer, Astley Baker Davies (Peppa Pig, Little Kingdom)
>     * Lenora Hume, Executive Vice President, Production and Programming, HIT
>Entertainment (Bob the Builder, Thomas and Friends,
>        Barney and Friends)
>     * Josh Selig, President and Heather Tilert, Supervising Producer, Little
>Airplane Productions (The Wonder Pets!, 3rd & Bird)
>     * Jocelyn Stevenson, Creative Director, TT Animation (What¹s Your News?)
>     * Laura Turner Laing, Vice President, Global Digital and Music,
>Entertainment Rights (Postman Pat, Rupert Bear, Jim Jam and Sunny)
>     * Lizzie Jackson, University of Westminster
>     * Professor Maire Messenger Davies, University of Ulster
>     * Kaitlynn Mendes, University of Cardiff
>     * Professor Jeanette Steemers, University of Westminster
>     * Dr James Walters, University of Birmingham
>     * Lynn Whitaker, University of Glasgow
>  Themes to be addressed include:
>     * What is the current status of television production for young children
>in the UK and what are the prospects for its future?
>     * Are there any lessons to be learned for pre-school and young
>children¹s media from changing media consumption habits among
>       children generally?
>     * How do producers apply creative and technical innovation to production
>and is this still enough in today¹s environment?
>     * What role should broadcasters play in a changing media landscape?
>The event is open to industry professionals and academics.
>Tickets are free and include lunch, but places must be reserved.
>For further information please contact Professor Jeanette Steemers
>((j.steemers /at/, Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI),
>University of Westminster.  For more information and to register, please go

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