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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Julia Pistor

Executive Producer

Mattel Playground Productions

Julia Pistor started producing films in 1995 when she joined Nickelodeon Movies as Associate Producer of Harriet The Spy.  During her 11-year tenure, she helped build a number of lucrative television and film franchises and successfully extended the Nickelodeon brand into a leading provider of kid and family movies.  At Nickelodeon Movies she oversaw the development, production, and release of an impressive slate of live-action and animation features released through Paramount Pictures.  A sample of the films Pistor produced while there include 2006 hit Nacho Libre, starring Jack Black, the animated Spongebob Squarepants Movie, the Rugrats franchise, Academy Award nominated Jimmy Neutron, as well as the live-action Charlotte's Web, Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events, and The Spiderwick Chronicles

After leaving Nickelodeon, Pistor founded an independent production and consulting company that creates and advises on all forms of content across all platforms (TV, features, interactive, etc.).  In November 2010 the company produced the CGI animated, Firebreather, Cartoon Network’s highest rated original TV movie.   Pistor also consulted for HiT Entertainment; taking their pre-school properties such as Thomas the Tank Engine and Bob the Builder, aging them up and producing them into theatrical live action/CGI movies for the entire family to enjoy.  In addition, Pistor is producing several projects including The Baby Peas, Will.i.am's (The Black Eyed Peas) transmedia CGI series, sequels to Firebreather for Cartoon Network, Mediator, based on the New York Times best-selling series of novels by Meg Cabot, feature thriller The Adoration of Jenna Fox, family movie Magician's Elephant, Newbery Award winning author Kate DiCamillo’s new book, and the family adventure film Time Share at Walden Media.

Since 2011, Julia has been working at Mattel Inc. to create a dynamic slate of films based on such properties as Masters of the Universe, Max Steel, Monster High,Hot Wheels, and many more.

Born in Africa, Pistor lived in India briefly and spent most of her childhood in London.  She currently lives in Los Angeles.

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