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Tune in to C21FM today from 10am

With the first ever virtual edition of Cartoon Forum running this week, we hear from three producers who are pitching projects at the event about how the pandemic is throwing up a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the global animation industry to change for the better.

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Today, Grainne McGuinness, creative director at Paper Owl Films in the UK; Lindsey Adams, founder of Daily Madness Productions in Ireland; and Rene Holder, animation producer at Trinidad- and Estonia-based Farr Creative, discuss keeping production going in a crisis and whether the pandemic could boost efforts to make the industry more representative, or prevent new talent from getting noticed.

Paper Owl Films’ Grainne McGuinness, creative director at the Belfast-based prodco behind CBeebies preschool show Pablo, says the industry needs to be aware of the difficulties new talent will face to get noticed as studios operate remotely.

Lindsey Adams, founder of Daily Madness in Ireland, discusses her company’s efforts to promote female characters onscreen whilst providing opportunities for women offscreen.

Meanwhile, Rene Holder, animation producer at Farr Creative, says the key issue facing the industry is representation and one silver lining of the pandemic is it is opening up industry events to many people who previously wouldn’t have had access to them.

At Cartoon Forum, Paper Owl will be pitching Mr Dog (52×11′), based on a series of books by the broadcaster, writer and adventurer Ben Fogle; Daily Madness is bringing Goat Girl (52×11′), about a teenage girl raised by mountain goats; and Farr Creative is pitching Howzzat! (24×22′), about a lowly cricket team’s journey to the Cricket World Cup.

C21FM is live 24/7, with a new block of interviews starting at 10am BST every day at c21fmradio.com. You can download the audio on the C21 Podcast by CLICKING HERE.


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