The Children's Media Conference: Leadership in 2021 and Beyond

Industry leaders in children's media discuss their working practice during the pandemic, how companies changed and how they will continue post-Covid.

In 2020, working from home became the norm for millions worldwide. Across the creative sector, there are many thousands of individuals in teams functioning differently from before, whether distancing in studios or offices, working remotely, or a hybrid of the two.

As lockdowns begin to ease and the world opens up again, company leaders are finding themselves grappling with the best ways to move forward with their teams.

Though remote working arrangements have been praised for their convenience, cost-saving and “time liberation”, other employees have found difficulty in taking time off, and the lines between work and home becoming increasingly blurred.

This session, led by Sallyann Keizer (managing director of Sixth Sense media and founder of Happynesshub) is designed to shed some light on the pros and cons of each situation and give tangible takeaways for company leaders navigating the next stage of the pandemic, to help them move forward in the best way for their teams into 2022 and beyond.

  • Host: Sallyann Keizer
  • Speakers: Tom Box, Sean Clarke, Biren Ghose, Georgina Hurcombe, Natalie Llewellyn, Jon Mason, Paul McCoy, Gary Milne, Shabnam Rezaei, Mark Taylor, Nigel Twumsasi
  • Producer: Shannon Reeve
  • Executive Producer: Sarah Baynes

About this event

This event was produced for The Children's Media Conference (CMC) that took place in July 2021. It was supported by the ScreenSkills Animation Skills Fund and Children’s TV Skills Fund, thanks to contributions from the UK industry.

Further information

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