One-day event to focus on Business of Animation

Following a hugely successful virtual Children’s Media Conference (CMC) in July, CMC is delighted to announce Animation Business Conference 2020 (ABC 2020) – its inaugural brand-new day-long Webinar on the Business of Animation: exploring the development and financing of UK and international animation projects.

Running on 12 November, ABC 2020 will have a broad international perspective and fully virtual approach, offering invaluable insights for animation producers, distributors and freelancers who work in animation worldwide. 

Delegates will hear from international commissioners, broadcasters and platforms to discover what they are looking for; learn how to navigate the new programme of global virtual events; get the lowdown on how to organise successful co-production deals and put together financing packages, and get updates from experts on the implications of Brexit.

The ticket for ABC 2020 by CMC provides access to all the webinars as well as opportunities to question speakers.  It also gives access to the recorded webinar content exclusively for an extra 30 days, plus additional bespoke VOD content to enhance learning at the event.

In an additional move to support the children’s media community, the content from this year’s virtual CMC is also now freely available to view on the conference’s YouTube channel with new workshops and webinars being released every two weeks in the run up to ABC 2020. 

CMC Editorial Director Greg Childs said: “Now, more than ever, people need information and expert insights to help them navigate these uncertain times. ABC by CMC will do just that – provide rapid access to international figures who are engaged in commissioning and financing, offer the experience of producers who are taking new approaches to achieve their projects and of experts who can explain the implications of the changes ahead – all curated and produced by industry insiders, which is CMC’s USP.

I’m equally thrilled that the amazing array of content from CMC 2020 Online will soon be available to everyone online too. Shared knowledge and experience are invaluable and we’re proud to be able to spread that worldwide to help the kids’ media industry survive and thrive despite the difficulties we are all facing.”

For more information visit: Details of registration and delegates pass rates. 

For further information, press accreditation, interviews or images please contact: 

Janet Balmforth

Tel: + 44 (0)7748 185656

Notes to Editors:

About Children’s Media Conference

The conference, now in its 18th year, usually welcomes more than 1,200 delegates to Sheffield in the UK. The Children’s Media Conference (CMC) is the premier conference in the UK dedicated to supporting children’s media. This annual get-together is the most important event of its kind in the UK; it’s the only time when independent producers, broadcasters, film makers, commissioners, licensing executives, distributors, publishers, interactive media producers, writers, academics, theatre directors and educational media specialists can get together for discussions, workshops and intensive sessions which focus on all the new and future developments in children’s media and entertainment.   
As the Corona virus crisis put the events sector – and much of children’s media production – into lock-down, the CMC re-assessed its relationship with the children’s and youth media professionals who make up its delegate base. CMC moved swiftly to set up regular webinars, beginning with a conference and market focused on the growing relationship with China – CMC China Connect 21/22 April – and then launched fortnightly hour-long webinars which tackled a range of topics through April, May and June 2020. These developed new audiences for CMC’s unrivalled content, including a wider international base were also present in increased number at the online Conference  which ran from from 6-10 July.