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Jules Borkent

EVP Content and Network Strategy

Viacom International Media Network


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 Coordinatoor for Dic Entertainment/Cookie Jar. Then she...more


Hedda Bruessing

Head of Media Business

NTR


Massimo Bruno

Director of TV Channels

De Agostini Editore Spa

Massimo Bruno is the Director of TV Channels at De Agostini Editore in Italy, where he runs DeAKids, DeAJunior as well as Super! dedicated to Italian kids and tweens. Super! is part of the recent joint venture agreement between De Agostini Editore and Viacom International Media Networks Italia.

Massimo started his professional...more


Beth Cannon

VP of Development

DreamWorks Animation Television

Beth Cannon is Vice President of Development for DreamWorks Animation Television. She oversees all aspects of creative direction from inception, through development, and into current series production for a rapidly growing slate of original television projects. She reports to Executive Vice President of TV development, Peter Gal, and is part...more


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. In his role, Clodfelter sources and acquires programming and identifies content partnerships necessary to build the channel brands across all platforms. He also assists with the long term strategic...more


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


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...more


Natalie Engel

Director Content, Children’s Programming

PBS

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 Marketing team before...more


Tommy Gillespie

Associate Director, Children's Programming

PBS

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


Hsu-Teik Goh

Head of Animation & Merchandising

Astro (Measat Broadcast Network Systems)

Hsu-Teik joined the Astro group in October 2013 and currently heads the Animation & Merchandising team that is responsible for investing in, developing and monetising Astro’s animation IPs. Prior to his current role, he was attached to Astro’s Corporate Finance department, where he was involved in the Group’s strategic investments....more


Michele Hennessy

Development Executive, Kids Programming

Amazon Studios

Michele Hennessy (aka Jabloner-Weiss) is a Development Executive for Amazon Prime Video creating award-winning shows and the Current Series Executive for Pete the Cat, The Stinky and Dirty show, and the upcoming Do, Re, Mi series. Prior to that, she was a Producer for Warner Brothers Animation where she developed...more


Henrietta Hurford-Jones

Director of Children's Content

BBC Studios

Henrietta Hurford-Jones is Director of Children’s at BBC Worldwide.  She is responsible for commissioning and developing original programme content for the global CBeebies Channels and other branded services, as well as managing the global investment process for all children’s programming and brand properties across the BBC’s commercial arm. 

Henrietta joined BBC...more


Yann Labasque

Head of Children Programs

TF1 SA

Yann Labasque joined Eurosport International in 1997 at the Audiences and Programming Research department.  Two years later he became a Programme Buyer and Project Manager for Eurosport International Senior Management.

He joined TF1 Games-Dujardin in 2001 where he headed the editorial team and developed the catalogue.  In parallel with his professional...more


Craig Lauzon

Actor

ETM Ltd/Edna Talent Management Ltd

Craig Lauzon is well known to television audiences as a comedic actor on AIR FARCE. He made his first appearance on AIR FARCE in October 2002, and became a regular in September 2004. His send-ups of Canadian political figures and cultural icons are spot-on and hilarious. Some of his most memorable characters...more


Chris Lindgren

Kids & Play Research Manager

Toca Boca

Chris Lindgren is the Research Manager that heads playtesting and research at Toca Boca. She is also the Play Designer of nine Toca Boca titles. She’s been around since the start in 2011 and has shaped the way Toca Boca includes kids in the design process to make sure their...more


Brenda Maffuchi

Head of Acquisitions & Property Development

De Agostini Editore Spa

Brenda Maffuchi joined De Agostini Editore in December 2012 as Head of Acquisitions & Property Development; is responsible for analyzing, negotiating and managing all content acquisition and all international co-productions for De Agostini’s channels in Italy. At this role, she also supervises the complete development process for the local and...more


Karen Miller

SVP of Content, Universal Kids

NBCUniversal


Sarah Muller

VP Children’s & Youth Programming

Sony Pictures International Television

Sarah Muller is Vice President of Children’s and Youth Programming (Western Europe International Networks) at Sony Pictures Television with responsibility for the Pop and Sony Music Channels. Prior to that, she was Head of Children’s at Channel 5 where she was responsible for the Milkshake! brand refresh, content portfolio overhaul...more


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


Trine Ruud

Head of Acquisitions and Dubbing NRK Super

NRK, Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation


Alyssa Cooper Sapire

Vice President, Original Programming, Disney Channels Worldwide

Disney | ABC Television Group

Alyssa Sapire is Vice President of Original Programming for Disney Channels Worldwide, overseeing a slate of projects for both Disney Junior and Disney Channel. Since 2016, she has shepherded the Muppet Babies reboot, Vampirina, and the new Monsters, Inc series for Disney’s new streaming service. Prior to Disney, Alyssa was VP of Development and Programming...more


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


Linda Simensky

VP, Children’s Programming

PBS KIDS


Pierre Siracusa

Head of Animation, Children & Youth Department

France Televisions


Pontus Torpvret

Head of Acquisitions, Children's

SVT Swedish Television


Kerstin Viehbach

Team Leader Editorial Department Fiction

SUPER RTL/RTL DISNEY Fernsehen GmbH & Co.KG

Kerstin Viehbach joined Super RTL in 1999. After working as a producer for non-fictional children's content, she joined the Co-Production department. For some years now she has been team leader of the editorial department fiction. She and her team are searching for the best children's programmes and are supervising developments...more


Marion Winter

Senior Manager, Acquisitions & Co-Productions

SUPER RTL/RTL DISNEY Fernsehen GmbH & Co.KG

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.


Melissa Wolfe

Head of Kids Programming

Amazon Studios

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