About the event

Kidscreen Summit is renowned as the kids entertainment industry’s most important annual event. In 2013, the conference welcomed more than 1,600 attendees from 47 countries. Top executives attend Kidscreen Summit to take advantage of the year’s best business networking, and to engage in critical dialogue on issues that affect the industry.

2013 statistics

1,600 delegates
47 countries represented
98% plan to attend again
99% would recommend the event to colleagues
400+ content buyers
900+ producers/distributors

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Cecilia Persson

Managing Director, BBC Studios Kids & Family

Turner Broadcasting

Cecilia Persson is Vice President of Acquisitions for allTurner Broadcasting’s kids’ channels across EMEA and International, including Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Cartoonito, Cartoon Network Too and Boing. 

Cecilia joinedTurner Broadcastingin 2005 as Director of Acquisitions and was promoted to Vice President of Programming, Acquisition and Presentation in 2006.  Her role expanded in 2009 to take overall responsibility forTurner Broadcasting’s acquisition and co-production strategy across EMEA.

Previously Cecilia was Director of Acquisitions, Planning and Channel Development at Showtime, the Viacom co-owned digital satellite broadcaster.  There she was responsible for acquiring a wide variety of products, ranging from kids content to feature films, and oversaw planning and presentation for the company’s seven owned and operated channels. 

Based in the UK, Cecilia was responsible for output deals with major studios including Fox, Universal, Paramount, Sony and DreamWorks. Prior to Showtime, Cecilia was Channel Manager at Carlton Cinema. 

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