Bio: Caterina Gonnelli-Linden was born in Geneva, was raised in Rome and then decided to make things more confusing when, 25 years ago, she moved to Paris to learn Japanese. She now manages multi-territory pre-buys and coproductions across EMEA, for Disney Channel, Disney Xd and Disney Junior, from identification of new third-party content to negotiation. The shows that she’s been working on recently include animated series such as Miraculous, PJ Masks, Rolling With The Ronks, and live action titles such as Mère et Fille, Like Me and Find Me In Paris. Caterina’s children hope that one day she will give up reading bedtime stories to them, but the truth is that children’s books and characters, bestiaries, witches, cats and ballerinas, populate her head 24h/7.
Before joining the Walt Disney Company in January 2012, she worked for 13 years for an independent production company in Paris: France Animation/Moonscoop.