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Keen to pack more professional learning into your Kidscreen Summit week? Sign up to take part in one or two of our Master/Mentor Classes for just $250 each. Designed for the industry's most experienced execs (Master Classes) and also for relative newcomers (Mentor Classes), these sessions are 90 minutes long, running on Tuesday, February 13 and Wednesday, February 14 from 8:30am to 10:00am. Check out the topics we'll be covering!

MENTOR CLASS—Tuesday, February 13 (8:30-10:00)

Making the move from freelance to full-time

So you got your first freelance writing gig. Congrats! Now learn how to avoid common pitfalls that often prevent writers from getting a next script and pursuing their craft full-time. Established showrunners Chris Nee (Doc McStuffins, Vampirina) and Sascha Paladino (Miles From Tomorrowland, Ni Hao, Kai-Lan) will share their advice about pitfalls and best practices for writers looking to grow their businesses.


Chris Nee, Executive Producer, Disney Junior
Sascha Paladino, Executive Producer, Disney Junior

MASTER CLASS—Tuesday, February 13 (8:30-10:00)

Building fantasy worlds that last

Fantasy remains a hotly sought-after genre when it comes to entertaining kids and families. But building a fantasy world that can fuel storytelling across platforms and consumer products isn’t straightforward or easy. Fresh off the experience of turning film classic The Dark Crystal into Netflix family series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, Henson President of Television, Halle Stanford and the series co-executive producer Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Emmy-Award winning Producer of Lost) will share what it takes to develop a fully evolved fantasy world, including do’s & don’ts and roadmaps to long-term success.


Halle Stanford, President, Television, The Jim Henson Company
Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Executive Producer

MENTOR CLASS—Wednesday, February 14 (8:30-10:00)

SOLD OUT! Building bibles that work

What is a pitch bible? A series bible? How long does it have to be? How do you make sure it stands out? Designed for emerging television content creators, this instructional session will provide the essential ins and outs of crafting a show bible, plus tips and tricks for streamlining the process. Veteran award-winning creator/producer Tony Collingwood and former broadcaster turned creator/ producer Jamie Piekarz are all set to lend their insights from both sides of the buyer-seller table to help you stand out from the pack and present your project like a pro.


Tony Collins, Managing Director & Writer, Collingwood & Co.
Jamie Piekarz, Principal, JamPie Media

MASTER CLASS—Wednesday, February 14 (8:30-10:00)

Making the most out of mobile

Still a significant source of ancillary revenue and marketing power, the ever-evolving mobile space remains tricky for content creators and brand owners to navigate. Speaking from her experience creating mobile networks for partners like Samsung and Verizon, Fingerprint’s Nancy MacIntyre will provide valuable insights for tapping into the mobile market for families. She’ll look at how subscription models are driving the mobile app economy and kids mobile trends, drawing from real-world case studies to highlight challenges and opportunities for content owners and creators alike.


Nancy MacIntyre, Co-Founder & CEO, Fingerprint

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