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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Justine Bannister

Creative Facilitator

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Justine is an independent children’s media consultant with 20 years experience in the children’s entertainment industry. Her very broad skill set spans distribution, acquisitions, co-productions, production, post-production, marketing, brand and community management gained notably at 20th Century Fox, The Lagardère Group, Disney Channels France, TV Loonland, Dupuis, Dargaud and PGS Entertainment. 

She has a strong track record in spotting hot properties, acquiring them, and turning them into global brands. The three-times BAFTA-nominated Little Princess (TV Loonland) sold in 180 territories, the hugely successful Inazuma (Disney Channels France) and the Emmy-Award nominated The Jungle Bunch (PGS Entertainment) now being developed into a long form series and an animated Feature. In her role as International Head of Distribution, Justine tripled sales revenues at Lagardère, Dupuis and Dargaud and quadrupled them at TV Loonland, inking several major pan-European and pan-global deals for key properties.

Current missions include Sales, Press, Marketing and International Distribution for Toonmax Media China (Kids & Family Division of Shanghai Media Group), Development, Marketing & Brand Management on the property SMOG for Panache Animation France, Marketing & Gap Financing for key properties with Tomavistas, Spain. 

Justine has a BA Honors Degree in European Studies and Spanish and a trilingual Business Masters Degree from Barcelona University.  

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