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Miguel Aldasoro

International Sales Director

Anima (Spain)

16 years of experience in the internet and gaming industry at Zinkia Entertainment and international sales director at Vodka Capital and Anima. In charge of international sales, co-pros, brand building strategies, distribution partnerships with licensing companies, broadcasters and digital companies.

Speaking at: Lunching with... Co-Production Experts


Naz Amarchi-Cuevas

Head of Licensing

SYBO Games

A leading female force in global digital entertainment and brand development, Naz Amarchi-Cuevas, brings know-how and creativity to SYBO Games to integrate the company and its top mobile gaming brand Subway Surfers, further within the entertainment space.  Through her experience, including  a stage-setting tenure at Rovio, where she is credited...more

Speaking at: So You Think You Want to Get Into Licensing?


Don Anderson

Head of Family & Learning Partnerships, YouTube APAC

YouTube

As Head of Family & Learning for YouTube APAC, Don oversees the platform’s content partnerships in the region, and works with the region’s top children’s entertainment creators including broadcasters, animation studios, independent producers and leading toy brands.

Prior to joining the YouTube, Don served as APAC Regional MD of creative agency...more

Speaking at: Making the Animation Studio of the Future


Donna Andrews

CEO & Partner

Sticky Pictures

Donna Andrews is CEO and Partner at Sticky Pictures.  She has over 25 years of experience in television broadcasting and production.  She has produced / executive produced over 700 hours of television targeted at children, youth and prime time audiences. 

Donna’s most recent credits include prime time comedy series Ronny Chieng:...more


David Arquette

Actor

David Arquette is a fourth generation actor, writer, producer from one of the most prestigious acting families in Hollywood. Arquette was discovered in 1997 at Sundance for his role in Johns. Since that time, he has acted in dozens of feature films, including the Scream films, Hamlet 2,...more

Speaking at: In Conversation with Marty Krofft: Kids Entertainment Legend


Sarah Aspinall

Kids and Music Editor

Virgin Media

Sarah is the Kids and Music Editor for Virgin Media UK. In her capacity, Sarah overseas and implements strategy, planning, scheduling, channel relationships and acquisitions for the children’s content offering on the Virgin Media platform.

Prior to Virgin, Sarah worked at Azoomee as the Creative Director and Head of Content and...more

Speaking at: 30 Minutes with... Sarah Aspinall, Virgin Media


Agnes Augustin

President & CEO

Shaw Rocket Fund

Since 2004, Agnes Augustin has overseen the Shaw Rocket Fund with its ongoing commitment to be a champion of Canadian children’s and youth programming through the Fund’s investments in television and digital content and with the launch of the much celebrated Shaw Rocket Prize. Her dedication to increase the profile...more

Speaking at: Broadcaster to Broadcaster: Focus on 6 to 11s; Oh Canada-How the business is shaping up in the Great White North


Justine Bannister

Founder

Just B

Justine is an independent children’s media consultant with 25 years’ experience accrued most notably at 20th Century Fox, Disney Channels France, TV Loonland and PGS Entertainment.  Her skillset spans animation production, development and post-production, distribution, acquisitions, co-productions, marketing, brand and community management and project evaluation. Justine set up JUST B...more

Speaking at: Pioneering Pubcasters in the Brave New World of VOD


Dominique Bazay

Director, Content Acquisitions, Global Kids

Netflix

Speaking at: Netflix's New-School Preschool


Mark Bishop

Co-CEO & Executive Producer

marblemedia

Mark Bishop, Co-CEO and Partner at marblemedia is an accomplished entrepreneur, brand-builder and trusted media industry advocate, who alongside co-founder Matt Hornburg, has grown marblemedia into one of Canada’s leading independent production, distribution and digital media companies.

Recognized as an industry leader for breaking new ground in mobile and interactive entertainment,...more

Speaking at: Oh Canada-How the business is shaping up in the Great White North


Brenda Bisner

CEO

Baby Toes Media

Brenda Bisner is a Children’s Entertainment Digital Brand Strategist and business development executive in the children’s media space. She has the rare talent to spot properties that have staying power and close deals to fully leverage their value in the digital marketplace. Throughout her 18+ year career, Brenda has demonstrated a...more

Speaking at: Brainpick: Pitching & Development


Jules Borkent

EVP Content and Network Strategy

Nickelodeon

Jules Borkent is Senior Vice President, Global Acquisitions and International Programming, Nickelodeon, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN).  In his role, which he assumed in 2008, Borkent is responsible for leading global acquisitions for Nickelodeon around the world, as well as programming strategies for Nickelodeon International.  Borkent works in close partnership...more

Speaking at: 30 Minutes with... Jules Borkent, Layla Lewis, Nickelodeon


Maud Branly

Children Acquisitions Director & International Tv Channels Children Programming Director

Lagardere Active

 

Maud Branly holds a B.A. in Modern Literature from Sorbonne Nouvelle University and a H.N.D of Audiovisual Production from Efficom.  She began her career at Patrick Spica Production where she was in charge of production scheduling. In December 2006,  she became EMEA Sales Coordinator for Dic Entertainment/Cookie Jar. Then she...more

Speaking at: Cocktails with... Lagardere Active


Mary Bredin

EVP Content & Strategy

Guru Animation Studio

Mary Bredin, EVP Content & Strategy at Guru Studio, has built her 25 year career developing, executive producing and acquiring content around the globe. Mary has tirelessly championed bold, international business strategies while maintaining the importance of developing quality ground-breaking content. She has brought that creative business sense to every...more

Speaking at: Oh Canada-How the business is shaping up in the Great White North


Deirdre Brennan

General Manager

Universal Kids

A highly respected global leader in children’s content,Deirdre BrennanjoinedCorus Entertainmentin March 2016 as Vice President of Content, Corus Kids, overseeing all content aspects of the Corus Kids portfolio in Canada, including YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon, TELETOON, Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD. She will lead Corus Kids’ original programming, acquisitions...more

Speaking at: Crafting a 2.0 Kidsnet


Jessica Brinder

Senior Content Distribution Manager, Domestic and Digital

Nelvana Enterprises

Speaking at: Speed Pitching 4


Marty Brochstein

SVP, Industry Relations and Information

LIMA International Licensing Industry Merchandisers Association

Marty Brochstein is responsible for LIMA’s information resources, as well as many of its educational efforts, such as the year-round webinar program and the extensive Licensing University seminar program that takes place each year in conjunction with the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas. He also oversees LIMA’s publishing operations, including...more

Speaking at: Consumer Products as a Storytelling Platform; So You Think You Want to Get Into Licensing?


Anne Brogan

Joint Managing Director

Kindle Entertainment

Anne has worked at a number of the major UK children's TV companies. Starting at Thames TV, she moved to BBC Education, where she produced the multi-award winning programmes Nice Girls Don't Swear and Shakespeare Shorts. As Executive Producer, she looked after an exceptionally diverse and mind-stretching range of programmes which included Teletubbies and...more

Speaking at: Creating Convincing Teen Dramas


Hedda Bruessing

Head of Media Business

NTR

Hedda Bruessing has been in the film and television industry for over twenty years and has worked as a production manager and executive producer for a wide range of programmes. Since 2007 she is employed by the public service broadcaster NTR, first as an executive producer for the children´s department and...more

Speaking at: Speed Pitching 3; Cocktails with.. NTR; 30 Minutes with... Hedda Bruessing, NTR


Massimo Bruno

Head of TV Channels

De Agostini

Massimo Bruno is the Director of TV Channels at De Agostini Editore in Italy, where he runs DeAKids, DeAJunior (on the Sky satellite TV platform), as well as Super! and Alpha (both DTT free-to-air channel). DeAKids is dedicated to kids and families with a lineup of local original productions, international...more

Speaking at: Speed Pitching 3; Speed Pitching 4


Jeff Brustrom

Kids Media Consultant

Brustrom Media

Jeff Brustrom is a kids’ media consultant who most recently worked at Disney Channel for 17 years and oversaw creative on live-action current series including KC Undercover, Stuck in the Middle, and Bizaardvark.  Prior projects include Liv & Maddie, Girl Meets World, Jessie, Austin & Ally, and Dog with a...more

Speaking at: Brainpick: Pitching & Development


Lori Burke

Executive Director of Licensing Acquisitions & Media

Penguin Group (US)


Sara Cabras

Co Production & Preacquisition

RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana


George Carey

CEO

The Family Room

George Carey is founder and CEO of The Family Room, a strategic research and brand consultancy with a special interest and expertise in family decision-making.  At the core of his company’s work is a ten-year program mapping the shifting emotional landscape of kids, teens, moms, and dads around the world.  These...more

Speaking at: KEYNOTE: The Day the Universe Changed


Lana Castleman

Senior Director, Content & Marketing

Kidscreen

Kidscreen Editor & Content Director Lana Castleman currently oversees all editorial planning for the magazine and the brand’s online and event content. Career highlights so far include having Oscar the Grouch wish her “a rotten day” and getting early peeks at a number of kids series and products before they...more

Speaking at: In Conversation with Melissa Cobb: Netflix VP of Kids & Family


Koyalee Chanda

Executive Producer/Creative Director

This Podcast Has Fleas

Koyalee Chanda is a children’s media creative with over 20 years of industry experience. She is a seven-time Emmy nominated producer and director, starting her career on the breakthrough preschool series Blue’s Clues. She is currently the Co-Creator and Executive Producer of This Podcast Has Fleas, a scripted comedy series...more

Speaking at: Screen Disruptor-The Rise of Children’s Podcasts



Sarah Chumsky

VP, Insight Kids

Insight Strategy Group

Sarah is known by her colleagues as an improver of things. As the head of the Kids department at Insight Strategy Group, she guides a team that talks to kids and parents every day, on subjects ranging from action figures and media to potty training and playgrounds. As such, she...more

Speaking at: Hot Research: The latest buzz on kids and social media


David Ciganko

VP Design & Development

MGA/Little Tikes

David is a Product & Story Development Executive with over 40 years’ experience with Fisher Price and currently is the VP of Little Tikes Design. He has lead diverse teams of creatives as well as corporate and educational partners, by crafting uncharted vision and implementing innovative concepts, products, narrative and...more

Speaking at: Consumer Products as a Storytelling Platform


Jesse Cleverly

Creative Director

Wildseed Studios

Speaking at: Crafting a 2.0 Kidsnet


Rick Clodfelter

Senior Director, Content Strategy & Acquisitions

Universal Kids

Rick Clodfelter is the Senior Director of Content Strategy and Acquisitions for Universal Kids, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment’s network for kids 2-12. With a fresh mix of animated content, unscripted entertainment, and proven international hits, Universal Kids represents the world of NBCUniversal family brands. In his role, Clodfelter sources and acquires...more

Speaking at: Broadcaster to Broadcaster: Focus on 6 to 11s; Cocktails with… Universal Kids


Melissa Cobb

VP of Kids & Family

Netflix

Melissa Cobb joined Netflix as the company’s first VP of kids and family last September, signaling an even larger commitment to the genre by the SVOD giant. Now that she’s settled into her role as leader of Netflix's kids and family content team, Melissa will discuss some of her plans to further...more

Speaking at: In Conversation with Melissa Cobb: Netflix VP of Kids & Family


Caroline Cochaux

CEO-Gulli

Gulli - Canal J

Caroline Cochaux served as Executive Director of Jamel Debouze's production company Kissman Productions, then as Executive Director of Cultural Affairs at FNAC from 2006 through 2009.


In February 2011, she joined Lagardère Active group and served as Deputy Program Director of Europe 1 Radio. In February 2013, she became Programs and Broadcast...more

Speaking at: 30 Minutes with... Caroline Cochaux, Lagardère Active; Cocktails with... Lagardere Active


Tony Collingwood

Managing Director & Writer

Collingwood & Co.

Speaking at: SOLD OUT! Mentor Class: Building bibles that work


Casey Collins

SVP and GM of Global Consumer Products

WWE World Wrestling Entertainment

Casey Collins is Executive Vice President, Consumer Products at WWE, a publicly traded (NYSE: WWE) global entertainment company. Collins, who joined WWE in 2012 is responsible for overseeing WWE’s Consumer Products division, which includes E-Commerce, Venue, Licensing, Gaming, Retail and Home Entertainment.

Prior to joining WWE, Collins was Executive Vice President,...more

Speaking at: Consumer Products as a Storytelling Platform


Richard Collins

Co-Founder & CEO

Big Tent Entertainment

Richard K. Collins, co-founder & CEO ofBig Tent Entertainment, has operated successfully across many industries in a career spanning over thirty years, much of it in senior management positions. 

In 2002 Mr. Collins co-founded Big Tent Entertainmentas a boutique agency focused on execution of marketing and licensing strategies for corporate and...more

Speaking at: Lunching with... Branding & Licensing Experts


Vince Commisso

President & CEO

9 Story Media Group

Vince Commisso is President & CEO of 9 Story Media Group, one of the industry’s leading creators, producers and distributors of top quality content for young audiences around the world. With facilities in Toronto, Dublin and Manchester, the 9 Story family of companies has produced over 2,800 episodes of best-in-class kids...more

Speaking at: Oh Canada-How the business is shaping up in the Great White North


Polly Conway

Senior TV Editor

Common Sense Media

As Common Sense Media's Senior TV Editor, Polly is responsible for championing the latest and greatest in TV for kids and families. She also heads up the site's YouTube channel reviews, a recent addition to the CSM library of content. An expert in the realm of shows that are created...more

Speaking at: Zero to Eight: The when, where and how of kids' media habits


Katie Cordes

Director Content Planning

The Walt Disney Company Australia

Katie is celebrating her 30th year in Kids media this year.  After an early career as a producer in animation,   she has worked across most parts of the kids media business, including distribution, content creation, and ad sales & commercial integration.  A large part of her career was forging through the...more

Speaking at: 30 Minutes with... Katie Cordes, Disney Channel Australia


Neil Court

Executive Chairman

9 Story Media Group

Neil Court is a seasoned international media entrepreneur who started his career in entertainment in 1981.  He has lived in the UK since 1991 and carries out his Executive Chairman duties from there. Mr Court is also Chairman and co-founder of Peacock Alley Entertainment, the Toronto-based producer of the  Netflix/Showcase...more

Speaking at: Listening to Your Inner Entrepreneur: How to grow in the kids business


Rob David

Director of Development, Boys & Girls Global Content

Mattel

Speaking at: From Scribble to Screen to Stuff: The do’s and don’ts of good character design


Aaron Davidson

Development Executive, Kids TV

Amazon Studios

Aaron Davidson is a Development Executive in kids programming at Amazon Studios where he’s worked on animated and live action series including the award-winning Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street and Annedroids as well as the forthcoming series Danger And Eggs, Niko and the Sword of Light, Little Big Awesome, and...more

Speaking at: Speed Pitching 2


Alejandro Davila

AR & VR Producer

CONICAL Interactive Studios

VR/AR Producer at CONICAL Interactive Studios in Auckland. In 2016, he was nominated finalist ‘Young New Zealand Innovator of the Year’ after making New Zealand’s first Virtual Reality movie, leading to a ripple effect across the country as a pioneer in VR/AR Storytelling.

Alejandro’s universal technique applies both to VR and...more

Speaking at: Making the Animation Studio of the Future


Geena Davis

Founder & Chair

Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Academy Award winner Geena Davis is one of Hollywood’s most respected actors, appearing in several roles that became cultural landmarks.

Davis received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as the offbeat dog trainer Muriel Pritchett in Lawrence Kasdan’s The Accidental Tourist. She was again nominated for an Academy...more

Speaking at: Marketing to Boys and Girls: New research from the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media


Mike De Camp

Senior Boys/Action Brand Ambassador

Jazwares

Mike De Camp has been creating and inventing toys for seventeen years. An avid action figure collector and historian, his passion for toy culture is present in both his professional and personal life. A core team member of Jazwares from its beginning, Mike has been part in launching multiple multi-million...more

Speaking at: Lunching with... Branding & Licensing Experts


Tiphaine de Raguenel

Head of Children’s and Youth Activities & France 4 Head of Programming

France Televisions

After graduating from the IEP in Paris,Tiphaine de Raguenelstarted out as Key Account Manager then Key Account Executive at Carat/Aegis Media.

She joined Lagardère Active in 2006 as Marketing Research Manager for TiJi, CANAL J, Filles TV and Gulli, then became Marketing and New Media Manager.

She moved to France Télévisions in...more

Speaking at: Cocktails with... France Télévisions; 30 Minutes with... Tiphaine de Raguenel, France Télévisions


Genevieve Dexter

CEO

Serious Lunch (UK)

Serious Lunch is a  boutique distribution company with a portfolio of high quality I.P’s including the two time BAFTA winning Operation Ouch! (Maverick) now in its 6th season for CBBC,  Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter (Studio Ghibli) now on Amazon US/UK,   Art Ninja  (Dot to Dot) for CBBC now in...more

Speaking at: Listening to Your Inner Entrepreneur: How to grow in the kids business; Lunching with... Co-Production Experts


Marc Dhrami

Head of Business Development & International Sales

Normaal Animation

Graduated from Negocia Business School Paris, Marc Dhrami started in animation in 1998 at the Studio Dargaud-Marina as Post-production Supervisor and then Head of Production. He joined Millimages in 2000 as Head of Studio later moving up to Head of Operations. He is recruited by Gaumont Animation as Head of...more


Frank Dietz

Deputy Program Director & Head of Acquisitions & Co-Productions

SUPER RTL/RTL DISNEY Fernsehen GmbH & Co.KG

Frank Dietz joined Super RTL in 2000 and currently manages the channel’s programming supply for daytime and primetime, as well as content for off-air platforms such as merchandising, mobile and online services.

Super RTL is Europe’s leader in children’s television and is jointly owned by RTL Group and Walt Disney International...more

Speaking at: Cocktails with... Super RTL


Libbie Doherty

Commissioning Editor, Children's TV

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Libbie Doherty is a passionate advocate for Children’s content and brings a wealth of experience from the animation and live action worlds to the position of Commissioning Editor. Libbie is focused on nurturing new Australian talent, reflecting Australian kids’ lives and creating pathways for Australian kids’ content to cut through into...more

Speaking at: 30 Minutes with... Libbie Doherty & Jan Stradling, ABC Australia; Speed Pitching 1; Cocktails with... ABC Australia


Olivier Dumont

Managing Director

eOne Family

Olivier Dumont is the Managing Director of Entertainment One Family and Entertainment One Licensing. He oversees all the commercial and creative activities of Entertainment One’s combined kid, family and licensing operations including development, production, sales, licensing and merchandising and is responsible for developing properties into global TV, Home Entertainment, New...more

Speaking at: Making the Animation Studio of the Future


Natalie Dumoulin

VP of Creative Affairs

9 Story Media Group

As Vice President, Creative Affairs, Natalie Dumoulin is responsible for overseeing all creative aspects of 9 Story properties from inception to delivery. This includes sourcing and developing animated and live-action properties for kids of all ages, collaborating with 9 Story’s producers, writers and animation teams and working closely with the...more


Jackie Edwards

Head of Acquisitions and Independent Animation

BBC Children's

Jackie is Head of BBC Children’s Acquisitions and Independent Animation – covering both CBeebies and CBBC, the UK’s two foremost Children’s television channels.

Jackie started professional life as a pharmacologist, eventually making the natural career progression into animation in 1995.   She worked in the independent sector as animation Producer, working on...more

Speaking at: 30 Minutes with... Jackie Edwards, BBC Children’s; Pioneering Pubcasters in the Brave New World of VOD; Cocktails with... BBC Children's; Speed Pitching 1; Speed Pitching 2


Sarah Kate Ellis

CEO

GLAAD

Sarah Kate Ellis was named President and CEO of GLAAD in early 2014 after a successful career as a media executive.

In short order, Ellis refocused GLAAD’s crucial advocacy to accelerate acceptance of the LGBTQ community through a variety of compelling and effective initiatives, campaigns, and programs.

A powerful communicator, Ellis has...more

Speaking at: Creating LGBTQ-inclusive Content for Kids


Natalie Engel

Director Content, Children’s Programming

PBS Kids

As Associate Director of Development, Natalie works closely with series creators from pitch to pilot, helping shape their projects for the PBS KIDS audience.  She is also the production executive on several current series, including Odd Squard and Pinkalicious & Peterrific. At PBS since 2009, Natalie served on the KIDS...more

Speaking at: Cocktails with... PBS KIDS; Speed Pitching 1; Speed Pitching 2


Ken Faier

El Presidente and CEO

Epic Story Media

Ken Faier is El Presidente and CEO of Epic Story Media and its subsidiary Epic Story Interactive. The mission for both companies is to put creators at the center of compelling and engaging franchises for kids. Who doesn't remember that feeling we all had as a child when we fell...more

Speaking at: We Need to Talk About YouTube: Building launch plans around the all-important AVOD channel


Yago Fandiño Lousa

Head of Kids Content

TVE

With over 15 years’ experience in integrated Interactive/TV projects, Yago Fandiño has linked his life and career to new communication technologies, and more specifically, to communication and children’s entertainment. Trained in journalism, he has been Deputy Director of Children’s Interactive Content at RTVE, and Online Editor for the Fox Kids...more

Speaking at: 30 Minutes with... Yago Fandiño Lousa, TVE


Sundance Feniger

VP and GM, Boomerang (Premium Video Streaming Subscription Service)

Turner Networks

Speaking at: Crafting a 2.0 Kidsnet


Madeline Ferguson

Senior Sales Manager, International

Nelvana Enterprises

Speaking at: Speed Pitching 3


Sam Ferguson

VP of Licensing

Jazwares

Sam Ferguson began his career in licensing back in 2007 at Global Brands Group, where he worked passionately on the FIFA World Cup and the PGA Tour Golf.  Other brands he worked on included celebrity chef Marco Pierre White and IPC magazine publishers (NME, Loaded, Homes & Gardens.) In 2011,...more

Speaking at: So You Think You Want to Get Into Licensing?


Gary Finnegan

VP of Programming Strategy

DHX Media

Gary Finnegan is Vice President of Programming Strategy for DHX Television. A key member of the DHX Television senior management team, Gary provides direction and guidance on the core business of creating and acquiring content that will be universally popular and drive viewer engagement for Family Channel, Family CHRGD, Family...more

Speaking at: Speed Pitching 3; Cocktails with… DHX Television; 30 Minutes with... Gary Finnegan & Kayla van Der Meer, DHX Television


Amy Friedman

President

Redhead Consulting

Speaking at: Creating Convincing Teen Dramas


Donna Friedman Meir

CEO & Founder

WOW Explorations

Donna is the founder of WOW Explorations and WOWtopia, a highly physical, hands-on touring global festival, designed to WOW kids and families with the wonder and beauty of the planet, its sights, cultures and people. She is also the principal and founder of LEMONADE Creative Consulting, a strategic consulting firm focused...more

Speaking at: Beyond Virtual: Close encounters of the LIVE kind


Maria Galarza

Assistant Vice President, US Social Impact

Sesame Workshop

Rocio Galarza serves as Assistant Vice President, Sesame Workshop. In this role, Rocio manages the development of educational content and research for a wide range of multimedia projects. As an expert in early childhood educational development and the needs of young children, Rocio works with advisors to ensure that the...more

Speaking at: Helping kids cope with trauma


Ed Galton

CCO & Managing Director

CAKE

A veteran distribution professional with over 20 years experience, Ed is the Managing Director and CCO at CAKE. In this dual role, he oversees all sales operations, the day-to-day running of the company, as well as directly selling CAKE's growing content portfolio in major territories including North America, the UK...more

Speaking at: Picking Platforms: What's the best vehicle for your project and how do you get it there?


Dominic Gardiner

CEO

Jetpack Distribution

Dominic is the chief executive officer (CEO) of kids and family content distribution company Jetpack Distribution Ltd. He founded the company in 2014 with studio production partner Samka Productions and it has gone on to become a leading distributor of global kids shows including Dennis & Gnasher Unleashed,Talking Tom and...more

Speaking at: Pioneering Pubcasters in the Brave New World of VOD


Attila Gazdag

Managing Director, Age of Learning Studios

Age of Learning, Inc / ABCmouse

Speaking at: The Long Game: Setting up subscription services


Athena Georgaklis

Head of Development

Nelvana

Athena Georgaklis is the newly appointed Head of Content for Nelvana.  Georgaklis, a highly respected animation executive, leads the acquisition of rights and the development of all original content for Nelvana, working with the studio’s producers, creators, and talent around the world.

Georgaklis has worked in Canadian broadcast and production for more than...more

Speaking at: Speed Pitching 1; Speed Pitching 2


Tommy Gillespie

Associate Director, Children's Programming

PBS Kids

Tommy is Assistant Director of Children’s Programming at PBS where he oversees the strategic rollout of PBS KIDS video content, including the new 24/7 PBS KIDS channel. This year, he developed and launched PBS KIDS Family Night, a weekend destination block for kids and parents that airs on PBS stations,...more

Speaking at: Cocktails with... PBS KIDS; Speed Pitching 1; Speed Pitching 2


Christophe Goldberger

Managing Director

GoldBee

 With nearly 20 years experience in the kids industry working in Canada, France and Spain, Christophe Goldberger is Managing Director at Barcelona based GlodBee. The company specializes in the production, management and international distribution of kids and family properties and brands.

Prior to GoldBee, Christophe was Producer and Head of Sales...more


Caterina Gonnelli

Director, Acquisitions and Co-Productions

Disney Channels EMEA

Bio: Caterina Gonnelli-Linden was born in Geneva, was raised in Rome and then decided to make things more confusing when, 25 years ago, she moved to Paris to learn Japanese. She now manages multi-territory pre-buys and coproductions across EMEA, for Disney Channel, Disney Xd and Disney Junior, from identification of new third-party...more

Speaking at: Speed Pitching 3; Speed Pitching 4; 30 Minutes with... Caterina Gonnelli, Disney EMEA


Cheryl Gotthelf

Media Consultant

Cheryl Gotthelf Consulting

Well-known and respected throughout the education, research, and entertainment communities, Cheryl Gotthelf is an accomplished curriculum and content developer, brand builder, and marketer of children’s media products that are entertaining, educational, and relevant to children’s lives.  Her practice sits squarely in the space where entertainment, education, and play intersect and...more

Speaking at: Know Your Audience: Developing educational TV for the 6 to 8 set


Bill Graham

Chief Business Development Officer

PhatMojo

Bill Graham serves as PhatMojo's Chief Business Development Officer.  In this capacity, Graham leads the LA-based toy company's brand evaluation, licensing, and marketing, globally.

Prior to joining PhatMojo, Graham was VP of Business Development for Jazwares, LLC.  During his 3 years there, he led the global launch and development of their...more

Speaking at: So You Think You Want to Get Into Licensing?; Lunching with... Branding & Licensing Experts


Javier Grillo Marxuach

Executive Producer

Javier Grillo- Marxuach is a prolific writer of television, movies, comic books, essays, and interactive media best known as one of the Emmy Award-winning producers of Lost, and as creator of the the comic book and ABC Family television series The Middleman. Javi currently co-executive produces The Jim Henson Company's upcoming ten-hour prequel to...more

Speaking at: Master Class: Building fantasy worlds that last


Sarah Haasz

Head of Live-Action & Animated Series-North America

After 20 years as a Broadcast Executive for networks including YTV, Treehouse TV, CBC Kids, Disney XD Canada, Disney Jr Canada and most recently Family Channel, Sarah has taken her robust industry experience directly to kids television production, creating original IPs and assisting producers in bringing their shows to fruition. ...more

Speaking at: Brainpick: Pitching & Development


Meredith Halpern Ranzer

Chief Executive Tinkerer

Tinkercast/ Wow in the World

Tinkercast’s Chief Executive Tinkerer, is an Emmy-nominated children’s media executive. Before joining Tinkercast, Meredith was a key member of the start-up team responsible for building the brand of Sprout, from 2005 to 2015. She held many positions in her tenure including VP of Creative, VP of Alternative Programming and Executive Producer and...more

Speaking at: Screen Disruptor-The Rise of Children’s Podcasts


Melanie Halsall

Head of Development

Komixx Entertainment

Melanie heads up Kommix Entertainment Ltd’s scripted development slate. She sources projects, develops ideas and works with new and established writing talent. 

Melanie has over 15 years’ experience within development and production; spanning kids, YA and prime time. 

Melanie joined Komixx Entertainment in April 2014. Previously, she spent six years in...more

Speaking at: Creating Convincing Teen Dramas


Lila Hannou

Head of Children's Programs

M6 - Metropole Television

A graduate of Paris-Sorbonne University, Panthéon-Assas ans Paris ESLSCA Business School. Lila Hannou has joined Group M6 in 2001 as Marketing Research officer at M6 Publicité. She was the in charge of monitoring youth programming (from 2006 to 2011) before being appointed Manager for the Coordination of youth programming in...more

Speaking at: 30 Minutes with... Lila Hannou, M6


Anttu Harlin

CEO, Co-Founder

Gigglebug Entertainment

Anttu Harlin is the co-founder & CEO of Gigglebug Entertainment. The company's mission is to raise smiles around the world through games and entertainment. The company's first app has topped the charts in Finland and China, spreading giggles and winning critical acclaim on the way. The simultaneously released Gigglebug TV...more

Speaking at: Listening to Your Inner Entrepreneur: How to grow in the kids business


Greg Harman

CEO

Mechanic Animation

Having produced 12 prime time TV series and two films for Marvel Animation Studio’s, namely Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, Marvel’s Spider-man, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy and Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H, along with preproduction on an Animated Feature film and recently completing Season 1 of Kiddets pre-school series,...more

Speaking at: Making the Animation Studio of the Future


Wendy Heimann

Partner

Nolan Heimann LLP

Wendy Heimann-Nunes is a founding partner of Nolan Heimann LLP, a law firm dedicated to supporting creators and innovators with a particular emphasis on strategy.  It appears that entertainment and business united for Wendy right from the start in her early role as Executive Director of the renowned landmark, The...more

Speaking at: Beyond Virtual: Close encounters of the LIVE kind


Claire Heinrich

Head of Acquisitions, Children & Youth Department

France Televisions

In her current role within the Children and Youth Unit, Claire Heinrich selects, negotiates and oversees all acquisitions for France Televisions’ channels and digital platforms. She joined the public broadcast company in 1994, managing legal and business affairs for France 2’s co-production drama and documentary units. She held various positions...more

Speaking at: Speed Pitching 1


Bob Higgins

EVP Kids & Family

Boat Rocker

A long-time champion of children’s programming, Bob oversees the creative direction for FremantleMedia’s Kids and Family business, as well as managing content, including development, production, acquisitions and sales of TV and digital programming.  Current programming includes The Who Was Show,Danger Mouse,Bitz and Bob and Tasty Tales of the Food Truckers.

 Before FremantleMedia,...more

Speaking at: Creating Convincing Teen Dramas


Jais Holm Chritsensen

Creative Manager

LEGO

Creative, strategist and producer creating playful experiences. Jais Christensen joined The LEGO Group in 2012. Coming from a background in the Danish advertising and film industry – as a creative producer. His passion for digital media - apps and games in particular – is centered around the user. Jais bridges business demands with user...more

Speaking at: How LEGO Designs for Kids


Jung-Jin Hong

Head of Creative Development

FunnyFlux Entertainment (Korea)

As the Head of Creative Force at FunnyFlux Entertainment, Jung-Jin is responsible for developing new IP and managing international collaborations. His work experience ranges from high-end 2D and 3D animation development and production, to children’s book publishing and script writing.

FunnyFlux Entertainment is a South Korean animation production company that made...more

Speaking at: Lunching with... Co-Production Experts


Greg Huculak

Creative Director

Flying Kraken Creative Studios

Greg Huculak is an award-winning conceptual artist, production designer and director who’s worked in animation for more than 17 years. He is co-founder of Flying Kraken Creative Studios, a boutique, Canadian-based imaginarium that produces original content. He’s developed visual and/or art direction for Disney XD, Silvergate Media, eOne Entertainment, Hulu,...more

Speaking at: From Scribble to Screen to Stuff: The do’s and don’ts of good character design


Rob Hudnut

Owner

Rob Hudnut Productions

Rob is founder and owner of Rob Hudnut Productions, which specializes in the creation of toy-based franchises for kids.  The company creates its own content and also advises studios, toy inventors and toy companies on creating franchises that inspire play.  The company also creates faith-based content. 

 Prior to starting Rob Hudnut...more

Speaking at: Lunching with... Branding & Licensing Experts


Caroline Ingeborn

President and COO

Toca Boca

Caroline Ingeborn is the President and COO of Toca Boca. She joined the company in 2013 when she moved from Sweden to the U.S. to help open the the company’s San Francisco office.  Since that time she has been instrumental in growing the company into one of the most influential...more

Speaking at: The Long Game: Setting up subscription services


Sallyann Keizer

Managing Director

Sixth Sense Media Ltd

MD of Sixth Sense Media Ltd., Sallyann set up the London-based independent production company in 2000, to give young people a voice - and to empower, inspire, entertain and inform children globally, young and old.

Delivering high quality content to mainstream broadcasters, Sallyann and her talented team have produced hundreds of...more

Speaking at: How Open Are Children to Diversity? New learnings from emotion-recognition software


Heath Kenny

President

U and Eye Creative

Starting from the ground up and with more than 18 years of experience in the animation biz, Heath is a creative executive with an extensive knowledge of animation production and the dark arts of developing a project from mind vomit into your next potential hit. After escaping the island of...more

Speaking at: Brainpick: Pitching & Development


CJ Kettler

President

King Features

CJ Kettler is a media industry leader with broad management and digital experience. She joined Channel One News, owned by private equity firm Zelnick Media as CEO and Chair in November 2012 and led the sale of the company to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ: HMHC) in May 2014. CJ was...more

Speaking at: The Long Game: Setting up subscription services


Tatiana Kober

President

Bejuba! Entertainment

Tatiana started Bejuba! Entertainment 14 years ago to specialize in the executive production, and distribution of children’s and family entertainment across all platforms.  Today the company has over 500 half hours of programming with shows like “Wishfart” “Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave”, “Origanimals”, “The Hive”, “Big Block SingSong” and “Where in...more

Speaking at: Brainpick: Co-Productions & Financing


David Kreizman

Chief Creative Officer/Showrunner

Gen-Z Media

David Kreizman is an award-winning showrunner, writer and producer across television and digital media platforms. David is a co-creator and head writer of the hit middle-grade audio program,“The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel”,winner of a 2016 Peabody Award and recently optioned for television. Earlier this year, David co-founded Gen-Z Media, where he...more

Speaking at: Screen Disruptor-The Rise of Children’s Podcasts


Marty Krofft

President

Sid & Marty Krofft Pictures Corp

Brothers Sid & Marty Krofft have created 3 new series and 5 pilots in the past three years, and have been producing memorable family entertainment for over 40 years. Sid & Marty first became a household name in the ’70s with quite a list of TV Series.  H.R. Pufnstuf, The Bugaloos, Lidsville,...more

Speaking at: In Conversation with Marty Krofft: Kids Entertainment Legend


Christian Kurz

SVP, Global Consumer Insights

Viacom

Christian Kurz is Senior Vice President of Global Consumer Insights for Viacom. Mr. Kurz is responsible for oversight of corporate and consumer research and insights for Viacom globally, with a focus on exploring new technologies and consumer behaviors. In addition he leads all insights projects for Viacom International Media Networks...more

Speaking at: CLOSING KEYNOTE: Kids of the World - the impact of fast-paced global change on kids right now


Joan Lambur

President

Lambur Productions (Canada)

As President of the newly launched Lambur Productions Inc., Joan Lambur continues her extensive history of creating and producing globally successful programming. Working with broadcasters, agents, writers and talent, Lambur Productions will continue to create globally successful children’s and family programming.

Lambur is a highly respected and well established executive producer....more

Speaking at: Oh Canada-How the business is shaping up in the Great White North; Lunching with... Co-Production Experts


Cort Lane

SVP Animation & Family Entertainment

Marvel Entertainment

Cort Lane is Marvel’s Senior Vice President, Animation & Family Entertainment. As a life-long Marvel fan, Lane is thrilled to develop and produce shows within the rich Marvel Universe. Drawing on a wealth of experience in entertainment, interactive media and marketing for children, Lane leads Marvel’s expanding slate of kid...more

Speaking at: Marvel Rising: An inside look at Marvel’s first animated franchise for tween girls; Creating LGBTQ-inclusive Content for Kids


Kane Lee

Head of Content

Baobab Studios

Emmy Award-winning producer Kane Lee heads content development and strategy for Baobab Studios and has served as Executive Producer for the virtual reality studio’s groundbreaking works, including the 2017 Emmy Award winner Invasion! featuring Ethan Hawke, as well as the 2017 Unity Vision Award winner Asteroids! featuring Elizabeth Banks, and...more

Speaking at: Making the Animation Studio of the Future


Layla Lewis

SVP Global Acquisitions & Content Partnerships

Nickelodeon

Layla Lewis is Senior Vice President of Global Acquisitions and Content Partnerships for Nickelodeon. Lewis manages and implements the strategy for all acquisitions for Nickelodeon's 100+ locally programmed
channels both domestically and internationally, as well as cultivates partnerships with content distributors and
creators from around the globe. Responsible for negotiating,...more

Speaking at: Cocktails with... Nickelodeon; 30 Minutes with... Jules Borkent, Layla Lewis, Nickelodeon


Carolina Lightcap

EVP & Chief Content Officer of Latin America & Discovery Kids & Family

Discovery Communications

Carolina Lightcap is the Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Content Officer (CCO) for the 13 network portfolio of Discovery Networks Latin America/U.S. Hispanic (DLA/USH). She is also the Global Lead for Discovery Kids and Family, including the U.S. network Discovery Family. Based in Miami, Florida she reports to Fernando...more

Speaking at: Broadcaster to Broadcaster: Focus on preschool


Angela Lin

Head of Family and Learning

Google/YouTube

ased in Los Angeles, Angela Y. Lin is YouTube's Head of Family and Learning for North America, overseeing the platform’s content strategy and partnerships in region. Since joining Google in 2010, she's worked closely with YouTube’s family entertainment and educational creator communities and helped launch the Crash Course, SciShow, and...more

Speaking at: 30 Minutes with... Angela Lin, YouTube Kids


Becca Liss

Senior Research Analyst

Insight Strategy Group


Miles Ludwig

VP Managing Director

Sesame Workshop


Nancy Macintyre

CEO

Fingerprint Play

Named one of the Top 50 Women in Tech in Silicon Valley by Tech.Co., Nancy is a leader in the competitive and ever-changing mobile app space where Fingerprint has established a child safe, parent approved mobile platform and various branded networks that connect kids and families through a wide range...more

Speaking at: Master Class: Making the most out of mobile


Billy Macqueen

MD

Darrall Macqueen


Marney Malabar

Director, KidsTV

TVO

Marney Malabar is an award-winning kid’s media producer who has contributed to making TVOKids the “most trusted” and “most educational” media brand for children among Ontarians (Source: Vision Critical, 2014). A part of the TVO team for more than two decades, Marney has created excellent children’s educational content in an...more

Speaking at: Oh Canada-How the business is shaping up in the Great White North; 30 Minutes with... Marney Malabar, TVO Kids


Helen McAleer

IP, Production and Publishing Consultant

Helen McAleer Ltd.

Helen McAleer runs a media consultancy specialising in IP, publishing and TV production. Drawing on almost 30 years’ experience of the children’s sector across all key media she works with clients including publishing houses Walker Books Group and Macmillan Children’s Books, literary agents LAW, publisher and kids’ content start-up Wonderbly,...more

Speaking at: Brainpick: Pitching & Development; From Scribble to Screen to Stuff: The do’s and don’ts of good character design


Marie McCann

Senior Director, CBC Kids

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Marie McCann is the Senior Director of Children’s Content at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  She began her career in television as an actress then went on to major in Cinema Studies and English at the University of Toronto.  After working in independent production, she joined TVO Kids where she developed and...more

Speaking at: 30 Minutes with... Marie McCann, CBC Kids


Menal McGrath

Director of Global Licensing Acquisitions

Moose Toys

Throughout her career, Menal McGrath has successfully gained broad experience in Sales Management, Brand Management, and Product Development within the toy industry.  She began her career at Mattel and later transitioned to Disney where she managed various franchise portfolios including Disney Fairies and Marvel within the core toy space.

In 2016,...more

Speaking at: Lunching with... Branding & Licensing Experts


Kristen McGregor

Writer/Director/Producer

Kristen McGregor is an Emmy and Canadian Screen Award nominated children’s media producer, director and writer.  As show producer, director and writer forSunny Side Upfor Sprout (NBCUniversal) Kristen has overseen over 500 hours of preschool children’s television content, and directed talent such as First Lady Michelle Obama, William Shatner, Julie...more

Speaking at: Brainpick: Pitching & Development


Jason McManus

Creative/Art Director

Thinkwell Group

Jason McManus began his career as a graphic and concept designer at Walt Disney Imagineering, following his passion to create larger than life memories and experiences for guests. Since then, he has spent over 15 years as a storyteller in the themed entertainment industry, leading the creative and art direction...more

Speaking at: Beyond Virtual: Close encounters of the LIVE kind


Dete Meserve

President

Wind Dancer Film and Television

Dete Meserveis an accomplished creator and producer of independent movies and award-winning television shows as well as a best-selling and award-winning novelist. As a key member of the executive team at Wind Dancer Films for more than 15 years (as President, and, most recently, Principal), Meserve has been one of...more

Speaking at: Marketing to Boys and Girls: New research from the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media


David Michel

CEO

Federation Entertainment

David Michel is the president and founder of Cottonwood Media, and Managing Director of Federation Kids & Family (both part of the Federation Entertainment media group). With over two decades of television experience producing children’s programming, Michel previously served as General Manager at Marathon Media, which he co-founded and subsequently sold...more

Speaking at: Creating Convincing Teen Dramas


Luca Milano

Director, Rai Ragazzi

RAI

Luca Milano, manager at RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana, the Italian public broadcaster.

Executive Director of “Rai Ragazzi”, Rai's department for children and kids, controlling 2 free-TV Channels (Rai Yoyo, the leading Italian children's channel, and Rai Gulp), as well as the units for production and co-production of Animation, kids' drama and live shows....more

Speaking at: 30 Minutes with... Luca Milano, RAI


Terri Minsky

Creator & Executive Producer, Andi Mack

Disney

Terri Minsky has built an extensive career in the television and media industry as a producer, writer, creator and journalist. She created Lizzie McGuire, a defining hit live-action and animated series for Disney Channel that resonated with a generation of kids and tweens. Continuing her track record of writing strong...more

Speaking at: Creating LGBTQ-inclusive Content for Kids


Jonathan Mirsky

Senior Licensing Manager

Spin Master

Jonathan Mirsky is Licensing Manager at Spin Master. He works closely with Spin Master’s Marketing, Entertainment and Sales teams to comprehensively evaluate all incoming licensing opportunities.  This involves scouring the world for exciting intellectual property to license on Spin Master’s toys, and managing key relationships with studios and creators of...more

Speaking at: Lunching with... Branding & Licensing Experts


Rick Mischel

CEO

Sony Pictures Animation

Rick Mischel currently serves as a Producer at Sony Pictures Animation, the Sony division behind such animated features as Hotel Transylvania and The Smurfs.  Mischel is currently Executive Producing two Sony animated series based on the featuresHotel TransylvaniaandCloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.  Prior to his role as a Producer, Mischel...more

Speaking at: Picking Platforms: What's the best vehicle for your project and how do you get it there?


Kiko Mistrorigo

Partner

TV PinGuim (Brazil)

Kiko Mistrorigo graduated in architecture. In 1989 he founded together with Celia Catunda, the TV PinGuim studio. TV PinGuim creates entertaining, educational, distinctive and bold programming for children of all ages. Its animation portfolio covers a diverse range of subjects from science to sci-fi and from art to the environment....more

Speaking at: Lunching with... Co-Production Experts


Kurt Mueller

EVP, Creative Content

Silvergate Media

As Executive Vice President, Creative Content at Silvergate Media, Kurt Mueller oversees an eclectic roster of animated projects for kids and families, working closely with a crack in-house development and production squad whose sole objective is to make great stuff. Loosely focused on translating indie books into TV shows and...more

Speaking at: Netflix's New-School Preschool


Lucy Murphy

Head of Kids Content

Sky

Lucy Murphy was appointed Sky’s first Head of Kids Content in 2015. She is responsible for all of Sky’s on demand kids content, a library which recently saw the number of episodes available grow from 700 to 4,500 episodes, as well as overseeing the launch of Sky’s new kids app...more

Speaking at: 30 Minutes with... Lucy Murphy, Sky Kids


Chris Nee

Executive Producer of Doc McStuffins and Vampirina

Disney Junior

Peabody, Humanitas and Emmy Award-winner Chris Nee is the creator and executive producer of Disney Junior's Doc McStuffins, an imaginative animated series about a six-year-old girl who runs a clinic for stuffed animals and broken toys. She is also executive producer of Disney Junior's animated series Vampirina, about a young...more

Speaking at: Mentor Class: Making the move from freelance to full-time; Creating LGBTQ-inclusive Content for Kids


Stone Newman

Chief Revenue Officer

pocket.watch

“We are living today in a world where the idea of ‘it’s not on’ no longer exists. If you’re not making great stuff that kids want, then they will shut you off and never come back.”

It is this idea that drove Stone Newman to join pocket.watch and be at the forefront of creating...more

Speaking at: Crafting a 2.0 Kidsnet


Tara Oakman

Senior Program Officer

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Tara Oakman, PhD, is a senior program officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation working to improve the value of our investments in health and health care and also to help ensure that all young children—supported by their families and communities—have the building blocks for lifelong health and well-being.

Prior to...more

Speaking at: Helping kids cope with trauma


Lisa O'Brien

VP, Original Development and Programming

Universal Kids

Lisa O’Brien is the Vice President of Original Programming & Development for Universal Kids, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment’s network for kids 2-12. With a fresh mix of animated content, unscripted entertainment, and proven international hits, Universal Kids represents the world of NBCUniversal family brands. In her role, O’Brien oversees the originals...more

Speaking at: Speed Pitching 3; 30 Minutes with... Lisa O'Brien & Kristofer Updike, Universal Kids; Cocktails with… Universal Kids


Darragh O'Connell

Creative Director

Brown Bag Films

Darragh O’Connell co-founded Brown Bag Films with Cathal Gaffney in 1994. Darragh produced the short film Give Up Yer Aul Sins, which was nominated for an Oscar® at the 74th Academy Awards® in 2002. He subsequently directed the TV series which went on to become one of the best-selling Irish...more

Speaking at: From Scribble to Screen to Stuff: The do’s and don’ts of good character design


Natalie Osborne

Chief Strategy Officer

9 Story Media Group

As Chief Strategy Officer of 9 Story Media Group, Natalie Osborne oversees strategic partnerships, worldwide sales, acquisitions, consumer products and marketing. Natalie has been a significant driver of the company’s dramatic growth over the last decade, helping transform 9 Story into one of the world’s leading independent producers and distributors of children’s content....more

Speaking at: Broadcaster to Broadcaster: Focus on preschool


Lee Overtree

Co-Founder and Artistic Director

Story Pirates

Lee is co-founder and Artistic Director of the Story Pirates and is the co-host of the Story Pirates podcast from Gimlet Media. Along with co-writer Hunter Bell, he received a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Book of a Musical forFoundat the Atlantic Theater Company.  Lee has directed at the Williamstown...more

Speaking at: Screen Disruptor-The Rise of Children’s Podcasts


Sascha Paladino

Writer and Producer

Disney Junior

Emmy-nominated writer and producer Sascha Paladino is the creator and executive producer of Disney Junior’s intergalactic space adventure series Miles from Tomorrowland and Mission Force One. An accomplished children’s television writer, Paladino was story editor and consulting producer on Disney Junior’s Henry Hugglemonster. Paladino developed and served as head writer and producer for Nickelodeon’s Ni Hao, Kai-lan....more

Speaking at: Mentor Class: Making the move from freelance to full-time


Sandrine Pechels de Saint Sardos

Director, Disruption and Multiplatform Distribution

TFO

Sandrine is a 20-plus year vet with an illustrative career in entertainment, production, co-production and distribution with impressive global relationships and deep experience in deals & negotiations in children's programming. She is currently handling disruption and platform distribution at Groupe Media TFO, a Franco-Ontarian public broadcaster in Canada. In this...more

Speaking at: Speed Pitching 3; Speed Pitching 4; 30 Minutes with... Sandrine Pechels de Saint Sardos, TFO


Cecilia Persson

VP, Programming & Content Strategy Kids EMEA, Acquisitions & Co Productions International

Turner Broadcasting System EMEA Limited

Cecilia Persson is Vice President of Programming and Content Strategy Turner EMEA Kids, Acquisitions and Co-production International.

In this role, Persson manages and leads programming strategy across EMEA for all Turner’s kids linear and digital platforms including Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Cartoonito and Boing. She also oversees and negotiates shared acquisitions for...more

Speaking at: 30 Minutes with... Cecilia Persson, Turner EMEA


Jamie Piekarz

Kids Content Creator, Producer and Consultant

JamPie

Jamie Piekarz is childrens media professional with the unique combination of creative production and broadcast experience that spans all age groups and genres. She currently creates, produces and provides expertise on childrens media through her company JamPie Media for Canadian and international clients. Her original production, Super Mighty Makers for...more

Speaking at: SOLD OUT! Mentor Class: Building bibles that work


Adina Pitt

VP, Content Acquisitions & Co-Productions

Cartoon Network

Adina Pitt is vice president, content acquisitions and co-productions for Cartoon Network and Boomerang,  In this capacity, Pitt is responsible for identifying, negotiating and acquiring pre-produced series, specials, movies and short-form product that fit the Cartoon Network and Boomerang brands for exposure on all platforms.  She continues to oversee those...more

Speaking at: 30 Minutes with... Adina Pitt, Cartoon Network; Picking Platforms: What's the best vehicle for your project and how do you get it there?; Broadcaster to Broadcaster: Focus on 6 to 11s


Julia Posen

EVP and Commercial Director, Group Rights & Development

Walker Books

As EVP and Commercial Director Julia is responsible for building new business and global opportunities for Walker Books’ Group Rights and Development Division across licensing, digital, publishing and TV production. Julia oversees all Walker UK licensing activity across brands including Guess How Much I Love You, Maisy, Tilly and Friends, We’re...more

Speaking at: Lunching with... Branding & Licensing Experts


Irene Pothecary-Huse

Acquisitions Executive

NRK, Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation

Irene Pothecary-Huse, Acquisitions Executive at NRK Super, Norway’s foremost multi-platform Children’s channel.

In 1996, the Norwegian public broadcaster, NRK, launched NRK2 in which Irene was part of the creation team. She has since served as Project Manager and Executive feature film/ fiction buyer for NRK1 and NRK2. In 2007 Irene helped...more

Speaking at: Pioneering Pubcasters in the Brave New World of VOD


Matthew Proulx

Head of Marketing

Hasbro West

Matt has been with Hasbro since 2007 after completing his MBA from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Matt has held various positions during his 10+ years with Hasbro, including managing the Transformers brand through the first three movies, overseeing the marketing and business development functions for Hasbro...more

Speaking at: Beyond Virtual: Close encounters of the LIVE kind



Jean-Philippe Randisi

CEO

Zodiak Kids Studio

Jean-Philippe Randisi is CEO of Zodiak Kids, a Banijay Group company, a global independent leader in kids entertainment, combining dedicated kids production companies in France and the UK, consumer products and sales division.


Prior to joining Zodiak Kids he was EVP & Director of Consumer Products at ITV Studios...more

Speaking at: Listening to Your Inner Entrepreneur: How to grow in the kids business


Diane Rankin

SVP International Sales & Acquisitions

Distribution 360

Diane Rankin leads Distribution360, overseeing all sales and acquisitions activity, working with the company’s growing list of third party production partners, as well as the marblemedia internal production team to bring great content to buyers around the World. Diane splits her time between London and Toronto to manage the D360...more


Jillianne Reinseth

Sr. Vice President Creative Affairs

Entertainment One

As Vice President of Creative Affairs, Jillianne Reinseth is responsible for overseeing the creative elements of all projects in development and production for eOne Family. Since joining the company in 2015, the eOne Family production slate has included Cupcake & Dino: General Services and Ricky Zoom, as well as seven...more

Speaking at: Speed Pitching 2


Liliana Reyes

SVP, Content

Portfolio Entertainment

Liliana Reyes is Senior Vice President of Content for Portfolio Entertainment. Liliana oversees all facets of the company’s development of television and digital media content and is responsible for growing its slate of original multi-platform properties. She previously held the position of Vice President of Development at 9 Story Media...more

Speaking at: Speed Pitching 1


John Reynolds

Chief Commercial Officer

JAM Media

John Reynolds is Chief Commercial Officer of JAM Media. He oversees all commercial activities of the company, from the financing of the current development slate, which has included such shows as Little Ro’, jointly commissioned by CBBC & CBeebies, and Becca s Bunch, which Nickelodeon picked up for the US,...more


Andy Rheingold

Writer/Producer

International Rheingold Productions

Andy Rheingold has developed, written, and/or produced some of the most top rated, cutting edge, and original entertainment for immature adults and mature kids. Andy was instrumental in putting together Spongebob Squarepants shepherding the project from pitch to pick-up. He has written for Beavis and Butt-head. And he penned (with...more

Speaking at: Brainpick: Pitching & Development


Michael Rinzler

Co-President & Founding Partner

Wicked Cool Toys

Michael Rinzler is the Founding Partner and Co-President of Wicked Cool Toys, a Bristol-PA-based multi-brand toymaker with offices in Pennsylvania, California and Hong Kong. Wicked Cool Toys manufacturers action figures, dolls, plush, play sets and more based on proprietary brands and top licenses from partners, including master toy partner for...more

Speaking at: Lunching with... Branding & Licensing Experts


Peter Robinson

Head of Research

Dubit

Peter Robinson is Director at Dubit, a kids digital and consultancy agency. He’s an experienced consultant specialising in new technology, kids entertainment, ethical marketing to kids and education - and tying all those things together as often as possible! 

Within his role at Dubit, Pete has developed a firm knowledge of young...more

Speaking at: How LEGO Designs for Kids


Eric S. Rollman

President & CEO

Rollman Entertainment, Inc.

ric S. Rollman is the President and CEO of Los Angeles based Rollman Entertainment, Inc., where this Saban, Fox Family and Marvel veteran executive, Emmy winner, and multiple nominee leads an elite team of talented content creators.  Rollman Entertainment houses a full-­‐service production studio which when coupled with its strategic...more

Speaking at: Brainpick: Co-Productions & Financing


Darrin Rose

Host

Darrin Rose is a comedic force to be reckoned with. A four-time Canadian Comedy Award nominee—including Best Male Stand-Up in 2011—and an acclaimed cast member of Mr. Don CBC, Darrin never ceases to delight audiences with his polished performances and hilarious material.

On-stage, Darrin has appeared numerous times at the Just...more

Speaking at: Kidscreen Awards and After-Party (Xilam Bayfront Ballroom)


Stuart Rosenstein

Themed Entertainment & LBE Consultant

360 Brand Development -Themed Entertainment Consulting

Stuart is an established media, licensing, and project development executive whose company, 360 Brand Development, specializes in working with properties and brands to grow their presence across themed/location-based entertainment business segments.

His recent clients include Sesame Workshop, A+E Networks, and Mills Entertainment, where he has been instrumental in the successful pursuit,...more

Speaking at: Beyond Virtual: Close encounters of the LIVE kind


Richard Rowe

Director, International Acquisitions & Co-Productions

DHX Media

Richard Rowe, Director of International Acquisitions and Co-productions, sources original content for co-productions and television programming for DHX Media’s distribution unit. Richard spent the first 12 years of his career at Turner Broadcasting. During this time his remit included most international markets, working in a variety of roles that covered...more

Speaking at: Speed Pitching 4; Cocktails with… DHX Television


Suzanne Ryan

CEO

SLR Productions (Australia)

Michael Rinzler is the Founding Partner and Co-President of Wicked Cool Toys, a Bristol-PA-based multi-brand toymaker with offices in Pennsylvania, California and Hong Kong. Wicked Cool Toys manufacturers action figures, dolls, plush, play sets and more based on proprietary brands and top licenses from partners, including master toy partner forPokemon,...more

Speaking at: Lunching with... Co-Production Experts


Shai Samet

Founder & President

kidSAFE Seal Program

Shai Samet is an experienced and award-winning privacy consultant and entrepreneur.  Shai is currently the founder and president of the kidSAFE Seal Program, a popular safety certification service and seal-of-approval program designed exclusively for children-friendly websites, mobile apps, and connected technologies.  Many well-known brands from around the world are members...more

Speaking at: Digital Kids and Privacy: What you need to know to protect your brand


Angela Santomero

Chief Creative Officer

Creator, Executive Producer. Angela’s Clues

Angela C. Santomerois an original Co-Creators, Executive Producer and Head Writer for the breakthrough and award winning Blue’s Clues.  Angela is also the Creator, Executive Producer and Head Writer for the smash hit Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood (PBS), as well as Super Why! (PBS), Creative Galaxy (Amazon Studios), and Wishenpoof! (Amazon Studios).  Malcolm...more

Speaking at: Netflix's New-School Preschool


Frank Saperstein

CEO & Executive Producer

Surprise Bag Inc

Frank Saperstein oversees all aspects of Surprise Bag’s expanding digital media business in the areas of IP development, co-­‐production financing partnerships, live action and animation client services and consulting. He previously served as EVP of Tricon’s Kids, Family and Animation business launching the division by leveraging the company’s non-­‐scripted infrastructure,...more

Speaking at: Brainpick: Co-Productions & Financing


Josh Scherba

President

DHX Media

 

Josh Scherba, EVP, Content and Distribution, oversees the talented teams at DHX Media who are responsible for creating winning kids’ and family content and placing it on screens globally. Mr. Scherba has been with the company since its founding in 2006, coming over with Decode Entertainment when it merged with...more

Speaking at: Picking Platforms: What's the best vehicle for your project and how do you get it there?


Vicky Schroderus

Acquisition Executive

YLE Finnish Broadcasting Company

Vicky Schroderus joined YLE, Finnish Broadcasting Company in 1997 is currently working as Acquisiton Executive for YLE Television. When measured by ratings and audience satisfaction YLE TV2 is the leading channel for children’s programming in Finland. It transmits annually over 1000 hours of children’s programming for a two- to 12-year-old...more

Speaking at: Pioneering Pubcasters in the Brave New World of VOD


Larry Schwarz

President

Animation Collective

Larry Schwarz specializes in creating characters, telling stories and producing content across multiple platforms. He is the president of Larry Schwarz and His Band and the founder of Animation Collective, which he sold to Handmade Films in 2009 and re-purchased in October 2017.

He is the author, with co-writer Iva Marie...more

Speaking at: Listening to Your Inner Entrepreneur: How to grow in the kids business


Jay Shah

Director Content Distribution & Strategic Partnerships

LEGO

Jay Shah leads Global Content Distribution at LEGO, overseeing content partnerships, co-productions, and business development efforts for the iconic toy company’s entertainment division. Shah is responsible for sales, marketing, developing multiplatform content strategies, and seeking out new & innovative ways to convey content and stories to consumers globally through new...more

Speaking at: We Need to Talk About YouTube: Building launch plans around the all-important AVOD channel


Emily Shapiro

Director of Children's Programming

Panoply

Emily Shapiro is Director of Children’s Programming at Panoply Media, which produces extraordinary podcasts, provides breakthrough technology for advertisers and publishers through Megaphone, and delivers premium children's content through the Pinna app. Emily Co-Founded and sits on the Board of Directors of the New York International Children’s Film Festival (NYICFF), an Academy...more


Neal Shenoy

CEO and Founder

Speakaboos

Neal is CEO & Co-Founder of BEGiN, the parent company of the Speakaboos and Homer early childhood literacy and language learning programs.  BEGiN’s mission is to provide children the best educational start possible.  Neal manages BEGiN’s purpose and vision, sets its strategic plan, recruits talent and manages its relationships with...more

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Migdalis Silva

VP of Programming & Acquisitions

Nickelodeon Latin America

igdalis Silva is Vice President of Programming and Acquisitions for Nickelodeon Latin America.  Based in Miami, Silva reports into Tatiana Rodriguez, Senior Vice President of Programming and Creative Strategy for Nickelodeon Latin America. 

In this role, Silva is responsible for the programing strategy and positioning of all on-air content for the...more

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Linda Simensky

VP, Children’s Programming

PBS KIDS

As Vice President of Children’s Programming at PBS, Linda Simensky collaborates with producers, co-production partners, PBS station programmers, and distributors throughout the development, production, post-production, and broadcast phases for PBS KIDS programming.  

Since joining PBS in 2003, Linda has worked with renowned producers to develop hit shows ranging from Daniel Tiger’s...more

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Pierre Siracusa

Head of Animation, Children & Youth Department

France Televisions

Pierre Siracusa joined the French public broadcaster in 1993, starting in the fiction department of France 2 before being promoted to Deputy Programming Advisor in the same department. In 1996, he shifted to the children and youth department as Programming Advisor, and then joined France 3 in 1998.

In October 2008,...more

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Pierre Sissmann

CEO

Cyber Group Studios (France)

With more than 25 years of experience in the development, production and distribution of cultural and entertainment products, Pierre Sissmann has been involved in TV channel launches, music production and distribution and even in the creation of a press group.  After being a top executive at Sony Music for 10...more

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Dave Skwarczek

Writer and Producer

Eat Your Lunch

Over the past 15 years, Dave has worked internationally as a brand developer, writer, story editor and creative director on broadcast and digital projects for toy companies like Mattel, Saban, Lionel Trains and Spin Master; production companies including Cartoon Saloon, 9 Story, marblemedia, Sesame Workshop and American Greetings; and your...more

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Fonda Snyder

Development Executive & Consultant

Alchemy Ink Inc.

Recognized  for  her  achievement  in  children’s  entertainment,  Fonda  Snyder  has  developed  and  sold  more than  50  projects  worldwide  for  television  networks  and  major  feature  film  studios, with  two  features  in development  at  DWA,  and  TV  series  at  Universal  and  NeHlix.    She  currently  serves  as  President  of Alchemy  Ink,

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Esta Soler

Founder and President

Futures Without Violence

Esta Soler founded Futures Without Violence (FUTURES) more than 30 years ago and transformed it into one of the world’s most effective advocacy organizations designed to prevent and end violence against women and children. 

Under Soler’s direction, FUTURES, then called  the Family Violence Prevention Fund, was a driving force behind the passage of...more

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Artur Spigel

CEO and Founder

7ate9 Entertainment

Artur Spigel is the founder and CEO of 7ate9 Entertainment, a state-of-the-art kids’ IP creator and production studio. With over 20 years on the forefront of kids’ entertainment, Artur leads a team of passionate creatives focused on the future of content and distribution. Artur’s unique expertise in franchise creation and...more

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Jennie Stacey

Director of Development

Brown Bag Films

Jennie Stacey is Director of Development at award-winning animation studio Brown Bag Films, where she develops their slate of original television series and co-production projects for international broadcasters. Jennie began her career in 1997 in independent film production in London, before joining Universal Pictures International as Programming Manager of their...more

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Halle Stanford

President, Television

The Jim Henson Company

A nine-time Emmy®-nominated children’s television producer, Halle Stanford leads the Company’s development and production of all television, home entertainment and digital media in animated and live-action formats. She currently serves as an executive producer on the Netflix series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance and her recent preschool and children’s programming...more

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Erin Stein

Publisher, Imprint

Macmillan Children's Publishing Group

Erin Stein is publisher of Imprint, part of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group. She publishes commercial fiction for all ages, develops new intellectual property, and partners with brands to develop original content. Before launching Imprint, she was at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers where she built a bestselling licensed publishing program while...more

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Jane Stevens

Founder and Publisher

ACEs Connection Network

Jane Ellen Stevens is founder and publisher of the ACEs Connection Network, which includes ACEsTooHigh.com, a news site for the general public, and its accompanying social network, ACEsConnection.com. The sites focus on research about adverse childhood experiences, and how people are implementing trauma-informed and resilience-building practices based on that...more

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Beth Stevenson

Founder, Producer

Brain Power Studio Inc

Beth Stevenson is the Founder and President of Brain Power Studio. At their core, Brain Power is motivated by making beautiful quality family entertainment. Together with the Brain Power team, Beth creates, produces and distributes a catalog of dynamic properties across both traditional and new media platforms.

 

Development is unquestionably Beth’s...more

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Jan Stradling

Executive Producer, Children's TV

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Jan is currently Executive Producer, for ABCKIDS and ABCME, where she works on development and production of content for all ages. Jan has over twenty years’ experience in television, and is passionate about making quality children’s content.

Her recent portfolio includes pre-school brands, Play School, and Giggle and Hoot, and an...more

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Kevin Sullivan

Staff Writer, The Loud House

Nickelodeon

Kevin Sullivan joined the writing staff of The Loud House in October of 2014. Before that, he was a staff writer on the Nickelodeon series The Fairly Odd parents, Danny Phantom and TUFF Puppy. He began his animation career in 2003 as a script coordinator for the Nick show Fatherhood. 

Prior...more

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Amy Takahara

Director, Global Acquisitions, Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon

Amy Takahara is the Director of Content Acquisitions for Nickelodeon; Viacom International Media Networks, a role she assumed in January 2016.  Takahara is responsible for negotiating, sourcing and managing content acquisitions for Nickelodeon channels on a global, international and pan-regional basis. Working closely with the company’s programming heads in international...more

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Kristofer Updike

Senior Director, Development

Universal Kids

Kristofer Updike is the Senior Director of Original Programming and Development for Universal Kids, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment’s network for kids 2-12. With a fresh mix of animated content, unscripted entertainment, and proven international hits, Universal Kids represents the world of NBCUniversal family brands. In his role, Updike leads the creation...more

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Kayla van der Meer

Scheduler - Family & CHRGD

DHX Media

Kayla van der Meer manages the scheduling strategy for DHX Television’s Family Channel and Family CHRGD. As a key member of Family’s programming team since 2009, Kayla has been a major contributor to the success of a number of original series including The Next Step,Backstage and Raising Expectations,and the global animated...more

Speaking at: Cocktails with… DHX Television; 30 Minutes with... Gary Finnegan & Kayla van Der Meer, DHX Television


Juliette van Paridon

Editor in Chief, NTR Youth Department

NTR

Juliëtte van Paridon  is  Editor in Chief of the childrens/youth department of Dutch public broadcaster NTR.

In her programs, Juliette doesn’t make things look prettier than they are. Talking about sex is uncomfortable, nature can be horrifying and people kill each other.

In addition to reliable information she wants to give interpretation...more

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Erika Vogt-Lowell

Director of Programming and Acquisitions

HITN

Erika Vogt-Lowell is the Director of Programming and Acquisitions at HITN, responsible for seeking content and creating a slate of unique, entertaining, and high-quality programming that aligns with the network’s mission of inspiring, educating, and empowering HITN viewers. In her previous positions, Vogt-Lowell played a key role in  content strategy teams for major...more

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Nathan Waddington

Children’s Genre Manager

BBC Worldwide

 

As Head of Children’s in BBC Worldwide’s Content business, Nathan Waddington is responsible for the Children’s portfolio within the company’s programme sales catalogue.  His role includes content development and co-productions and supporting the global TV sales teams to deliver children’s content to clients.  Nathan reports to Henrietta Hurford- Jones,  Director...more

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Lea Runge

Head of Children’s Content

SUPER RTL/RTL DISNEY Fernsehen GmbH & Co.KG

Janine Weigold joined Super RTL in November 2014 as Head of Children’s Content. In this function, she is responsible for the development, co-production and acquisition of kids content for the network.

Super RTL is Europe’s leader in children’s television and is jointly owned by RTL Group and Walt Disney International Television....more

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Pam Westman

Head of Nelvana Enterprises

Nelvana Enterprises

As Head of Nelvana Enterprises, Pam oversees the brand development, management and monetization of the Nelvana portfolio, including, licensing, marketing, content sales, and digital on a global basis. As part of her responsibilities, she has an active role in setting Nelvana’s strategy within the larger Corus portfolio of channels and...more

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Matthew Wexler

CEO & Executive Producer

Wexworks Media

Matt is the CEO and Executive Producer of Wexworks Media, a Canadian-based media company focused on the creation, development, production and strategic implementation of innovative media content. 

Most recently Matt was co-head of Spin Master Entertainment (Toronto and Los Angeles) where he served as Executive Producer. While at Spin Master he...more

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Emily Whinnett

VP Creative

CAKE Entertaiment

During her 15 year career in the television industry, Emily has developed and produced numerous hit shows including Fifi and the Flowertots, Roary the Racing Car, Raa Raa the Noisy Lion, Little Charley Bear, Claude and the no.1 international smash hit, Paw Patrol. 

Emily’s work across the shows she’s worked on to date have...more

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Kay Wilson Stallings

SVP Creative Development

Sesame Workshop

Kay Wilson Stallings serves as Senior Vice President, Creative Development, Sesame Workshop. In this role, Stallings oversees creative development and pilot production globally of all original content for multiple platforms. She also explores new production models and partnerships to develop new programs, processes, and talent for the creative group.

In 2017,...more

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Marion Winter

Senior Manager, Acquisitions & Co-Productions

SUPER RTL

Marion Winter joined Super RTL in April 2011 as Senior Manager of Acquisitions and Co-Productions. Previously, she held numerous positions within the Program Acquisitions and Sales department of parent network RTL Television, and worked as Manager of Content Sourcing for RTL Interactive’s online, mobile and VOD platforms.

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Alix Wiseman

VP Business Development & Acquisitions

9 Story Media Group (Ireland)

An international media professional with 20+ years’ experience, Alix Wiseman leads 9 Story’s distribution and acquisitions efforts in EMEA. Prior to joining 9 Story, Alix was at Aardman Animations where she set up the studio’s dedicated distribution division in 2006 and led the efforts on titles such as Shaun the...more

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Melissa Wolfe

Development Executive, Kids Animation

Amazon Studios

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Alexander Woo

Founder & CEO

Kuku Studios

Alex is the Founder and CEO of Kuku Studios, an independent animation studio developing and producing original animated content for the whole family in both the episodic and feature space. Prior to founding Kuku Studios, Alex was a Story Lead at Pixar Animation Studios, a director at LucasFilm Animation, and...more

Speaking at: Netflix's New-School Preschool


Brenda Wooding

President & Owner

Kid Glove

As a seasoned media executive in the kid’s space with expertise in program development, financing, co-production, and international distribution, Brenda launched Kid Glove 6 years ago to develop, executive produce and distribute great kids content for the global marketplace.  Since then she has established a number of co-productions, including the 1st ever co-production...more

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Loes Wormmeester

Commissioning Editor Youth Department

NTR

Loes Wormmeester has been occupied with making radio and television programs for many years. She has always seen children’s television as a field where one is able to transmit a message of importance, something to share with a new generation.

Her programs have won many awards including the International Emmy Award...more

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Peter Yoder

VP Cartoon Network Enterprises North America

Turner Broadcasting

Peter Yoder is vice president, Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE) North America. In this role, he oversees all of the home entertainment, licensing, and consumer products initiatives for Cartoon Network and Adult Swim brands in the U.S. and Canada. Based in New York City, Yoder reports into network president Christina Miller.

A...more

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