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Creating Convincing Teen Dramas

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

With the BBC’s announcement that it will be leaning into content for 12 to 16s, and platforms like Netflix enthusiastically mining the YA genre, kids producers are looking at the demo with new interest. But producing for this adjacent audience who watch adult and alternative content can be challenging. How do we  engage and entertain young teens, offering them content that delivers dramatic twists and psychological tension without veering into the adult lane? Where do we draw the lines on relationships, substances, and so much more?  We've assembled a diverse panel of producers actively working in the space to share experiences, best practices and (most fun) an example of a scene they feel they either "nailed" or failed" for teens. 


Amy Friedman
Redhead Consulting


Anne Brogan
Joint Managing Director
Kindle Entertainment

Melanie Halsall
Head of Development
Komixx Entertainment

Bob Higgins
EVP Kids & Family
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David Michel
Federation Entertainment

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