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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.

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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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Steven Wendland

President of Discreet Arts USA

Technicolor Animation & Games

Based in Technicolor’s Los Angeles location, Steven Wendland is a vice president and the creative head of Technicolor Animation & Games and joined the company in 2008.  Wendland is charged with overseeing and developing properties for the company, while working with a development team located in Technicolor’s Bangalore studio, as well as in Los Angeles and London.  Among the projects being developed under his leadership are Berkeley Breathed’s “Pete & Pickles” and Mark Drop and Jerry Leibowitz’s “Atomic Puppet.”

Wendland is also tasked with creative oversight of all Technicolor’s work-for-hire animated projects. In this capacity, he is credited for executive producing Barbie: A Perfect Christmas, for Mattel; and helping the studio produce a number of other shows, including Nickelodeon’s The Penguins of Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, Fan Boy & Chum Chum, and Robot Monster series as well as special projects for DreamWorks Animation.  He has also worked on LEGO City:  A Clutch Powers 4D Adventure for LEGOLAND Parks worldwide and Marvel Superheroes 4D for Madame Tussauds in London.

Prior to joining Technicolor, Wendland worked with Canada’s Mainframe Entertainment (now Rainmaker Entertainment). During his tenure with Mainframe, Wendland produced numerous projects. Among his credits are six animated television series, including the Spider-Man series for MTV; and four direct-to-video movies, including Max Steel: Dark Rival for Mattel and Stuart Little 3 for Sony.  During his 15 year career Steven has also made himself a fixture at MIPCOM, MIPJR, the Cartoon Forum, and the Annecy International Animation Festival.

Wendland earned a degree in Film from Simon Fraser University's Film Program, and his short films went on to win numerous awards around the world, including an award from the Canadian Society of Cinematographers. Wendland refocused his interest from cinematography to visual effects when he joined the first season of Stargate SG-1 in 1997 and then again to CGI animation when he joined Mainframe Entertainment in 1998. 

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