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La La Land

I’ve just returned from a whirlwind trip to LA, and thought I’d share a few observations. Spirit of full disclosure, I used to live in LA (first Hollywood, then Venice Beach) for a few years, and moved to London ten years ago. – LA thrives on creativity. What’s incredible about LA is that everyone you […]

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mipcom 2016 (Sat Oct. 15, 2016)

I had the honour of speaking this year at the annual mipJr market in Cannes as part of mipcom. For the uninitiated, mipcom is the global market for tv shows…it’s how your favourite television show gets to your screen. It was great to see so many friendly faces there! Mipcom Seminar Saturday 15 October 2016 – […]

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Rainbows over Banff

I’m in Banff, Alberta for my second trip to the Banff World Media Festival. For the uninitiated, Banff is part festival, part conference, and part market. It’s bias is towards TV, and has a distinct Canadian flavour, but it’s embracing all things digital and a global outlook. For four days, a major players from content creation […]

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Getting My Drama On

If you follow this blog, you know how much I love telling stories. To date, I’ve been fortunate and privileged to tell stories to younger audiences and mostly in the medium of books. But lately, since putting together and creating new TV shows, I’ve started moving more in the world of television. It’s an exciting […]

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Banfftastic

This week I’m heading to Banff, Alberta for the World Media Festival. I’m wearing my TV hat (not my cowboy hat) this week, meeting with producers and broadcasters on the Awesome slate of drama projects we’ve been cooking up. It’s a different process to writing books, but not that different. It’s still about story, character, […]

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Bologna Book Fun

Right now, most of the children’s book world is in Bologna, Italy. The rest of us are busy writing! For the uninitiated, the annual Bologna Book Fair is a massive market in children’s book rights.  Sarah McIntyre has done a groovy blog post on it, which you can read here.   It’s like a big […]

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A big kid at Kidscreen

This week I’ll be trading the London drizzle for the sunshine of Miami…well, at least the indoor air-conditioning of a conference hotel.  For the first time ever, Kidscreen, the annual get together of the global kids media industry, will swap Manhattan for Miami. I first went to Kidscreen back in 2004, when I was a […]

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The Long Road

Tomorrow marks the end of a long road! It’s been over seven years to bring a book I love to the screen, but on September 6th (at 4 pm), Trucktown debuts on preschool channel Treehouse in Canada, and will soon be rolling out all over the world. At the Bologna Book Fair in 2007, I was shown […]

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