In addition to the general conference sessions that are included in your Kidscreen Summit registration, we will be offering six hands-on Master Classes on Friday, February 8. Attendees who are keen to pack more professional learning into their Summit week can take part in one of these sessions for an additional $200. Each class is two hours long, with three running in the morning and three in the afternoon. So the maximum number of Master Classes that one person can participate in is two. To register, email Joel Pinto at email@example.com.
Ask any buyer who deals in this genre and they’ll tell you that the secret ingredient for getting on-air and connecting with kids is the right laughtrack. But humor is so subjective to time, place, audience and a boatload of other things that it can be near impossible to hit the right note. So we’re bringing in one of the industry’s most respected animated comedy wizards to show you how it’s done.
Want to get an “A” in Show Economics? Sit in and learn from the best how to map out the financial side of your production and get maximum quality on the screen with minimum spend on the balance sheet.
Thanks to the rise of serious SVOD hubs like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, streaming video platforms are beginning to pay real dollars and settle into traditional deal models for content. But in this rapidly evolving landscape, how do you evaluate the viable outlets and the start-ups? And what’s the secret to getting in the door with the biggies? Kidscreen is enlisting a well-traveled digital distribution guide to take you through the virtual maze.
It’s not enough anymore to simply have the interactive components that extend a kids TV brand off-air. Now they need to feed into each other in a complex symbiosis designed to tell new stories that keep the audience connection strong in between episodes and seasons. It’s tricky business, and probably best learned from a master of the craft. Lucky for you we’re bringing one in to run this class.
Favored by US networks, the showrunner system puts the creator squarely in charge of writing and production teams, and it has led to profitable series time and time again (think Hannah Montana, iCarly, etc.). So how does it work in the kids business? In this intense two-hour workshop, one of the industry's top showrunners will walk you through the ins and outs managing your workflow this way, providing tips and intel you can use in your own shop.
The pressure for new concepts to succeed beyond TV has never been greater, but some concepts just won’t make the leap. Want to know why? In this master class, an entertainment-focused consumer products expert will help you learn how to evaluate the licensing potential of kids properties, arming you with a handy list of do's and don'ts, and teaching you the process for fine-tuning an IP once you've unlocked its licensing & merchandising promise.