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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Ira Levy

Managing Partner

Breakthrough Entertainment

Ira levy is a co-founder, partner and owner of Breakthrough Films & Television, Breakthrough Entertainment and Breakthrough New Media.

Since creating Breakthrough over 27 years ago, Ira and his partner Peter Williamson have built a creative partnership and established themselves as one of Canada’s most prolific providers of television programs. As Executive Producer, Ira works with broadcasters, producers and directors to oversee the creative management of projects in all genres, from development through to delivery.

Over the years, Ira has developed successful relationships with national and international networks and production partners on a variety of documentary, lifestyle, drama, factual, and animated programs. Because of these relationships, Breakthrough Entertainment leads in the industry as an award winning producer and distributor in multiple formats and genres.

In 1995 Ira became a member of the Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA) and was elected chair of the board in 2005.  He continues to be actively involved in the CMPA’s committees alongside his involvement with the Canadian Television Fund, The Banff World Television Board, the Alliance for Children and Television, The Film Ontario Board, The Youth Media Alliance, and The Actor’s Fund. In 2008, Ira received the PS Industry-Builders award and in 2012 The University of Toronto recognized Ira’s volunteer efforts with the Arbor Award.

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