Showcomotion ready for kick off

Children's media festival begins Wednesday; producing special session.
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The sixth Showcomotion Children's Media Conference begins this week in Sheffield.

The proceedings begin at 6pm on Wednesday July 1st with a keynote interview. Richard Bacon will be quizzing the new director of BBC North, Peter Salmon, on the future of CBBC Children's in Salford and on children's media in general.

Sessions, screenings and masterclasses will then run on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd.

These will include a session produced by, entitled From Screen to Shelf: How to be successful in the licensing marketplace.

Taking place on Thursday, the panellists are Neil Ross Russell, MD of BBC Worldwide Children's & Licensing; Alan Fenwick, VP EMEA, Turner CN Enterprises; Stephen Gould, independent licensing consultant; and Helen Howells, global brand director, Target Entertainment Group.

The discussion - moderated by Start Licensing's MD, Ian Downes - will aim to inform delegates of how the licensing and creative industries can work together, both in the TV and video games sectors, the risks associated with licensing and the cost of achieving success.

For more information on what's going on at Showcomotion this week, click here to access the official site.


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