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2009 Timetable

2009 Conference Content and Timetable

NEW – Co-Pro Clinic and Pitching Opportunity

From 2 – 5 pm on July 1st Showco stages a new initiative – a pre-conference workshop dedicated to helping you find a way into the world of international co-production.

The Co-pro Clinic will be an informative and stimulating insight into everything you need to know to pursue successful international co-production – from finding funding to rights negotiation, from addressing cultural differences in various territories, to joining existing co-operation schemes.  

With a panel of experts guiding through the co-pro maze, delegates will have the opportunity to explore a specific project they might wish to bring to the workshop, or to use the three hours to get to know the basics for future reference.  A number of the projects proposed will be chosen for development in groups and pitched to a panel of international guests from broadcasters and funding agencies.  All workshop participants will also have the chance to speed-date with the assembled experts and international guests before the workshop ends.

The Co-Pro Clinic is limited to Registered Showcomotion Delegates only and places must be booked in advance usng this application form.  Applicants will either need to draft a short outline of the project they wish to develop in the workshop, or send a brief note on their personal or company reasons for wishing to attend.  Places are limited so don't delay!

The workshops will be particularly relevant to producers, production companies or interactive media companies wishing to expand into international working, and writers with an interest in pitching their ideas as internationally viable.

The Conference begins at 6 pm on the 1st July with a keynote interview – Richard Bacon quizzes Peter Salmon, the new Director of BBC North,  on the future of CBBC Children’s in Salford, and of children’s media generally, with a few nods to his children’s specialist credentials along the way!

On the 2nd and 3rd, there’ll be sessions, screenings and masterclasses focusing on all the new and future developments in children’s media and entertainment. Including...

  • Meet the Commissioners– direct insight into what broadcasters and digital platforms are looking for.
  • Creative Keynotes from major industry players.
  • Survive the recession with strategies to maximise the value of your company.
  • Research sessions exploring the future of family gaming and how “recession kids” may change our approach to content and revenue.
  • We leave the Cross-Media Comfort Zone to explore cutting-edge technologies and their impact on ideas.
  • The Consumer Kids debate will explore the growing pressure against the commercialisation of childhood.
  • Cross-Media Case Studies and interactive – insights into the best projects currently on offer and previews of new releases.
  • The ever popular Prix Jeunesse Suitcase.
  • Plus trend-watching for Licensees; the future of children’s radio; finding new forms of funding writing for interactive platforms and political insights into the future of Public Service Content for Kids.

The full timetable for the entire conference will be published in the late Spring.


Wednesday 1st July

1400 – 1700 Two Pre-conference Workshops – on Cross-media Collaboration and International Co-production (Limited availability and bookable in advance after May 1st)

1700 - 2030 Welcome Drinks

1800 - 1930 Keynote Opening Address

2030  Dinner at the Pizza Express!

Thursday 2nd July

0930 – 1915 Conference sessions and workshops including Creative Keynotes

1915 – 2045 Reception