Does writing for kids offer the BIGGEST opportunity in the business?

Room: D202/3

with Tim Bain, Jo Ho, and Debbie Moon
moderated by Mellie Buse

Does writing for kids offer the BIGGEST opportunity in the business? image

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Children represent a huge and diverse audience – and they are also massive consumers of drama: on TV, at the movies and online. What’s more, writing for children is very different to writing for teens … one size does not fit all!

Writing for young audiences offers a unique challenge: kids and teens are quick to bore and are now more media literate than ever. Keeping them engaged without patronising them is a huge skill.

Appearing in this session

Debbie Moon

Debbie Moon – Screenwriter

Credits include: Wolfblood, Hinterland

Debbie is the BAFTA-winning creator and lead writer of the CBBC fantasy drama series Wolfblood, which ran for five series and is shown in nearly 60 countries.
Debbie Moon
Jo Ho

Jo Ho – Screenwriter & Director

Credits include: Spirit Warriors

Jo Ho is a self-taught, award-winning British screenwriter and director.
Jo Ho
Tim Bain

Tim Bain – Screenwriter

Credits include: Dennis & Gnasher, Numtums

Tim writes TV comedy and animation for both adults and kids.
Tim Bain
Mellie Buse

Mellie Buse – Screenwriter, Producer

Credits include: Grandpa In My Pocket

Mellie has written on many popular children’s shows including Grandpa In My Pocket (awarded the 2010 Welsh BAFTA for Best Children’s Programme) and runs Adastra Creative Ltd.
Mellie Buse