Speaker Justine Bannister
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Justine is an independent children’s media consultant with 20 years experience in the industry, accrued most notably at 20th Century Fox, Lagardère, Disney Channels France, TV Loonland, Dupuis & Dargaud (now Mediation) and PGS Entertainment. Her very broad skillset spans distribution, acquisitions, co-productions, production, post-production, marketing, brand and community management and project evaluation.
In her numerous postings as Head of International Distribution, Justine developed a strong track record in spotting hot properties, acquiring them, and turning them into global brands. She tripled sales revenues at each company, inking several major pan-European and pan-global deals for key properties.
Justine set up JUST B as a ‘Creative Facilitator’ with the vocation to provide Producers, Distributors, Festivals and Media Conglomerates with a unique, global and strategic view of an ever-evolving children’s entertainment industry. Services are tailored to the needs of each client and the nurturing of a project from its very inception through development to production, delivery, commercialisation and building the brand.
More specifically these services include strategy, financing, funding, project sourcing and evaluation, co-producing, adaptations (French & Spanish to English), casting, dubbing & post-production, International sales, marketing, communication and press.
JUST B’s current clients include NHK Japan, Go-N Productions France, Shanghai TV & Film Festival, Spider Eye Studio UK and Tinker Group, a brand new European Producer Conglomerate.
Justine also works on project evaluation for international funding organisations and sits on several international Animation Festival juries.
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