WFTV Midlands Event: Children’s TV Masterclass

By September 7, 2018Uncategorized

Are you a Midlands creative interested in children’s television?  Perhaps you’re curious to learn more about a genre you don’t currently work in?  Or you want the opportunity to connect with like-minded women in the industry?  Then this is the event for you!

Come along to meet the people behind the BAFTA award-winning children’s television series I Made This to discover more about making content for children’s TV. You’ll even get the opportunity to meet the fantastic BAFTA award-winning presenter Maddie Moate. This event is produced in partnership with RTS Midlands and is hosted by BBC Birmingham.

Speakers

Sarah Trigg is the executive producer who heads up 7Wonder’s offices in Birmingham, running a development slate and output that includes BBC2 series Back to the Land with Kate Humble, the BAFTA award-winning CBeebies factual brand Do You Know?, Make My Body Better with Davina McCall and C4’s My Kitchen Rules. Before joining 7Wonder, Sarah worked as a PD in the US and at some major London indies: RDF, Lion Television and Love Productions making a variety of programmes for C4, C5, ITV and BBC. At Maverick Television she directed, series-produced and exec produced on C4 big brands 10 Years Younger, BAFTA award-winning Embarrassing Bodies, acclaimed spin-off films about being transgender, mental health issues, obesity and C4’s Stand Up to Cancer season; How to Look Good Naked and lifestyle formats for TLC, undertaking format consultancy in Moscow, US and the Netherlands.

Maddie Moate is a YouTube filmmaker and BAFTA award-winning presenter, passionate about curiosity. She has been presenting popular science and tech content online for the past 6 years and has amassed over 18 million views on her YouTube films across multiple channels. One of the only female “Edu-tubers” in the UK, Maddie also has her own successful YouTube channel. Here she makes films which combines the traditional YouTube style with educational content. Her videos aim to inspire a new audience to stay curious, adventurous and encourage science engagement.

Maddie started her career in technology presenting LadyGeek TV, a comedy web series for women about apps and online security. From here she was approached by O2 to host O2 Guru TV and went on to create the online content for Channel 4’s Home of the Future. Since 2016, Maddie has hosted the hit Cbeebies series Do You Know?, which sees her explore the workings of everyday objects by asking how they are made or work, all made possible with special cameras and animations. In 2017, Maddie triumphed in the presenter category at the BAFTA Children’s Awards. She has also presented Springwatch Wild Academy (BBC), Cloud Challenge (CNBC) and items for This Morning (ITV). Maddie is a patron of the Youth STEM Awards (YSA) scheme and an ambassador for Eureka: The National Children’s Museum.

This event is for women in the film and television industry only, it is open to both members and non-members of WFTV.  If you are not already a member and would like to join, please click here. If you have any issues, please email admin@wftv.org.uk