Tiffany Aguilar

Senior Director for Insight Kids

Insight Strategy Group

Speaking at: Activating Activism: What Hot-Button Kid Issues Are Trending?

Catie Asip

Sr. Associate, Children's Programming


Catie Asip serves as senior associate, content for children’s programming at PBS, where she oversees new series development. She works with series creators from pitch to pilot, helping shape their projects for the PBS KIDS audience. She also serves as production executive for a number of current PBS KIDS series,...more

Speaking at: Coffee with...; Coffee with...; Coffee with...; Coffee with...

Evan Baily


Consolidated Baily

Speaking at: Digital 360 Strategies: Making the Money Work

Justine Bannister

Creative Facilitator

Just B

Justine is a trilingual independent children’s media consultant with 25 years experience in the children’s entertainment industry that she accrued most notably at 20th Century Fox, Disney Channels France, Lagardère Studios, TV Loonland, Dagaud-Mediatoon, and PGS Entertainment.  Her skillset spans animation and live action production, development and post-production, distribution, acquisitions, co-productions,...more

Nadine Bates


Like A Photon Creative

Speaking at: MENTOR CLASS—Series Budgeting 101

Judith Beauregard

Co-CEO/Executive Producer


Judith Beauregard has an enviable 20-year track record of producing smart digital media content for kids. As a founder of the digital studio Tobo, she brings infectious enthusiasm for youth production to all her collaborations with producers and broadcasters. Previously Judith was a digital media producer at Tribal Nova and at...more

Speaking at: Moving Mountains: Creating Content for Displaced Kids

Kim Berglund

Executive Director, Development

Disney Junior

Speaking at: Speed Pitching 2; 30 Minutes with... Kim Berglund & Diane Ikemiyashiro, Disney Junior

Matthew Berkowitz


Thunderbird Entertainment & Atomic Cartoons

Speaking at: Hacking the SVOD Algorithm

Ted Biaselli

Director, Original Series Family


Ted Biaselli is director of original series at Netflix, responsible for overseeing the family programming slate. Since its inception, the team has launched both critic and audience favorites such as Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, Lost in Space and The Dark Crystal:Age of Resistance. The upcoming Raising Dion,...more

Speaking at: 30 Minutes with... Ted Biaselli, Netflix Kids

Mark Bishop

Co-CEO & Executive Producer


Mark Bishop is Co-CEO and Partner at marblemedia. An accomplished entrepreneur, brand-builder and trusted media industry advocate, Mark, alongside co-founder Matt Hornburg, has grown marblemedia into one of Canada’s leading independent production, distribution and digital media companies.

In addition to serving as executive producer across marblemedia’s successful portfolio of television and...more

Speaking at: MASTER CLASS—Recession-Proof Your Bottom Line; Redefining Pubcasting in an OTT Universe

Philippe Bony

Directeur General des Programmes en Charge des Chagnes Theomatiques-President de Gulli

M6 - Metropole Television

Speaking at: 30 Minutes with... Philippe Bony, M6

Jules Borkent

EVP Content and Network Strategy

Viacom International Media Network

Speaking at: 30 Minutes with... Jules Borkent & Layla Lewis, Nickelodeon

Maud Branly

Children's Acquisitions Director

Lagardere Active

Maud Branly holds a B.A. in Modern Literature from Sorbonne Nouvelle University and a H.N.D of Audiovisual Production from Efficom. She began her career at Patrick Spica Production where she was in charge of production scheduling. In December 2006, she became EMEA Sales Coordinatoor for Dic Entertainment/Cookie Jar. Then she...more

Speaking at: Speed Pitching 2; Speed Pitching 1

Deirdre Brennan



A respected global media executive,Deirdre Brennanjoined NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment in 2017 as General Manager, Universal Kids. The role managed network operations, content strategy, programming, marketing and digital, working across NBCU to optimize the company’s kids & family business. Under her leadership, UKIDS production expanded significantly, earning 13 daytime Emmy nominations...more

Marty Brochstein

SVP, Industry Relations and Information

Licensing International

Marty Brochstein is responsible for Licensing International’s information resources, as well as many of its educational efforts, such as the year-round webinar program and the extensive Licensing University seminar program that takes place each year in conjunction with the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas. He also oversees Licensing International’s publishing operations, including the Inside...more

Speaking at: MENTOR CLASS—Countdown to Licensing; The Skinny on CP Timelines

Massimo Bruno

Director of TV Channels

De Agostini Editore Spa

Speaking at: 30 Minutes with... Massimo Bruno & Brenda Maffuchi, DeAKids

Christopher Byrne


Byrne Communications/The Toy Guy®

A 30-year-plus veteran of the toy industry, Chris held major marketing and creative positions in the early part of his career. Since 1988, he has run Byrne Communications, a consultancy that works in produce development and marketing. He consults on entertainment and licensing (animated and live action), has written seven...more

Speaking at: Trendspotting 101; MASTER CLASS—Majoring in Trendspotting

Alice Cahn



Alice Cahn is a mostly, and thankfully,  retired social responsibility, media and education executive experienced in creating projects and brands that lead to successful cross-sector partnerships; stimulate employee engagement; and contribute to positive social change. 

Experience includes Turner Broadcasting’s Cartoon Network where she created content and projects that drove ratings and increased...more

Speaking at: KEYNOTE— Reframing Empathy: Lessons from Cesar Millan

Bruna Capozzoli


Popcorn Digital

Bruna Capozzoli is a digital specialist who directs, produces and creates content that resonates with audiences in meaningful ways. At Popcorn Digital, Bruna helps leading kids’ entertainment brands navigate the challenges of the digital space by designing relevant strategies and producing original YouTube content for young audiences...more

Speaking at: Digital 360 Strategies: Making the Money Work

George Carey

Founder & CEO

The Family Room

Lana Castleman

Director of Communications

Writers Guild of Canada

Speaking at: Showrunners: Not Just For Grown-Ups Anymore

Benedict Cawood

Development Executive

DreamWorks Animation

Speaking at: Speed Pitching 4; Speed Pitching 3

David (Myung Keun) Cho

Head of Animation

SK broadband

Speaking at: 30 Minutes with... David Cho, SK Broadband

Sarah Chumsky

VP, Insight Kids

Insight Strategy Group

Speaking at: Activating Activism: What Hot-Button Kid Issues Are Trending?

Rick Clodfelter


Garden Place Media

Danielle Davies

VP, Kids Content Partnerships & Revenue

Discovery Communications Inc

Daphné de Beauffort

Head of Kids Content Acquisition


Speaking at: Coffee with...; Coffee with...; Coffee with...; Coffee with...

Carla de Jong

Head of Production

Sinking Ship Entertainment

Carla is an Emmy nominated Producer and Executive Producer specializing in children’s and youth series. In her current role as Head of Production at Sinking Ship Entertainment, Carla oversees a slate of exciting live action and mixed media projects as well as leading the development and financing of a numerous co-productions....more

Speaking at: MENTOR CLASS—Series Budgeting 101

Tiphaine de Raguenel

Director Young Audience & Animation

France Televisions

Speaking at: 30 Minutes with... Tiphaine de Raguenel, France Télévisions

Michael Dee

Director of Content

Coolabi Limited

Speaking at: Fear Factor

Genevieve Dexter

Founder & CEO

Serious Lunch Distribution & Eye Present Productions

Genevieve has worked in the kids IP sector for 30 years and is CEO of both Serious Lunch, a  distribution company,  and Eye Present, a London based animation studio.  She is the Executive Producer of Messy Goes to Okido, Horrible Science, Angelo Rules and many more.  She is a serial...more

Frank Dietz

Deputy Program Director & Head of Acquisitions & Co-Productions


Agustina Dompe

TV Acquisition Manager

The Walt Disney Company Latin America

Agustina María Dompé serves as Acquisitions Manager for the kids Channels at The Walt Disney Company Latin America, and is in charge of selecting and negotiating the acquisition of content for Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD and NatGeo Kids.

Dompé has been in the Company since November 2007, and has...more

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Monica Dreger

VP, Head of Consumer Insights

Mattel, Inc.

Speaking at: Fear Factor

Olivier Dumont


eOne Family & Brands

As President of eOne’s Family & Brands division, Olivier oversees all commercial and creative activities for the division across all media, including development, production, sales, licensing and merchandising. His responsibilities include developing properties into global TV, home entertainment, new media and licensing and merchandising brands while supervising all of eOne's...more

Speaking at: Classic Play Patterns for a Modern Age

Patrick Egerton


Cheeky Little Media

Ken Faier

El Presidente and CEO

Epic Story Media

Speaking at: The Franchise Debate: Are Kids Sick of the Same Old IPs?

Frank Falcone

President & Executive Creative Director

Guru Animation Studio

Frank Falcone has been bringing film and television projects to life as an animator, director and executive producer for over 25 years. Under his creative vision, Guru Studio has become a leader in character-driven storytelling and high-quality animated entertainment for kids and families around the world. Guru’s roster of hit...more

Speaking at: Classic Play Patterns for a Modern Age

Qing Fan

Producer, Content Investment & Co-Productions

Tencent Video

Qing Fan is the producer overseeing the international business, including content investment, co-production and distribution, at Tencent Video Kids Channel.

Before joining Tencent, Fan was the associate director of international business at UYoung Media, where she was responsible for acquisition, distribution and co-production. She was actively involved in the international distribution...more

Speaking at: Coffee with...; Speed Pitching 4; Speed Pitching 3; Coffee with...; 30 Minutes with... Tencent Video

Ashley Fell

Social Researcher & Team Leader, Communications


Speaking at: KEYNOTE—Gen Alpha, Engaged

Luiz Filipe Figueira

Head of Programming & Content Strategy


Speaking at: Speed Pitching 2

Josh Fisher


Josh Fisher is an Emmy award winning executive with years of experience creating, developing, and producing successful and engaging content for young audiences.  He's been part of big global franchises and also worked closely with talented artists and creators to help guide them as they build their shows.  He’s produced and...more

Justine Flynn

Company Director

Buster Productions

Morghan Fortier


Skyship Entertainment/Tinman Creative Studios

Speaking at: Beyond YouTube

Elizabeth Foster

Copy Chief & Special Reports Editor


Speaking at: Trendspotting 101

Julie Fox

International Distribution Market Expert/IP Development

Serendipity Animation

Samantha Freeman

Operating Partner, Media Business


Samantha Freeman is an Entrepreneurial CEO, Consumer Product Executive and Harvard Business School graduate with over 25 years of experience developing and growing successful children’s brands and businesses, from creative concept through development, licensing, production, retail placement and marketing execution for leading consumer product and entertainment companies.

Sam started her career...more

Speaking at: The Skinny on CP Timelines

Emilie Frelon


Koala Media Consulting

Amy Friedman


Redhead Consulting

Amy Friedman is the Founder and President of Redhead Consulting, a brand creation and content development company across all media, with a focus on kids, teens, and families. Clients include Scholastic, Viacom, and Sesame Workshop.  

Most recently, Amy served as the Senior Vice President of Programming & Development for NBCU Sprout...more

Dominic Gardiner


Jetpack Distribution

Speaking at: Beyond YouTube

Tommy Gillespie

Director, Children's Programming


As director of children’s programming, Tommy Gillespie leads the strategic rollout of video content for PBS KIDS, including scheduling and content planning for the national children’s service and the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and live stream. He is also the production executive on several series, including the Emmy-winning Arthur, now...more

Speaking at: Speed Pitching 2; Speed Pitching 1

Richard Goldsmith

President and CEO

Cyber Group Studios

Richard Goldsmith is a prolific executive in family entertainment who has led media distribution, consumer products, production financing and business development for major entertainment brands at The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros., The Jim Henson Company and Univision Communications.

In January 2017, Richard opened the North American subsidiary for Paris-based...more

Speaking at: The Successful Pivot: A Gigantosaurus Case Study

Jane Gould

SVP, Consumer Insights & Programming Strategy, Disney Channels Worldwide


Jane Gould, an accomplished leader in generational, lifestyle and media research, serves as senior vice president, Consumer Insights and Programming Strategy, for Disney|ABC Television’s Disney branded cable networks – Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, and Radio Disney.

In this role, she has oversight of all consumer insight, research and analytic...more

Bill Graham

Chief Marketing Officer


Bill Graham serves as PhatMojo's Chief Marketing Officer.  In this capacity, Graham leads the LA-based toy company's marketing, brand evaluation, licensing, and communication globally. PhatMojo’s portfolio includes Bendy and the Ink Machine, TABS, Baldi’s Basics, Showdown Bandit, FGTeeV, Paddington, Pete the Cat, Llama Llama, The Office, Friends, Bob’s Burgers, and more. 

Prior to...more

Speaking at: MENTOR CLASS—Countdown to Licensing

Linda Granath

Acquisitions Executive, Children's Content

SVT Swedish Television

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Sarah Haasz

Head of Live-Action & Animated Series-North America

Cottonwood Media

Meredith Halpern Ranzer

Chief Executive Tinkerer (Expert in Podcasts)


Meredith Halpern-Ranzer is an Emmy-nominated children’s media executive and the Co-founder and Chief Executive Tinkerer at Tinkercast, the company behind #1 kids podcast Wow in the World.  As the CEO of Tinkercast, Meredith leads the vision and execution of business, partnerships, brand and marketing strategies and oversees day-to-day operations....more

Or Handelsman

Acquistion manager


Speaking at: Speed Pitching 2

Claire Heinrich

Head of Acquisitions, Children & Youth Department

France Télévisions

Speaking at: Coffee with...; Coffee with...; Coffee with...; Coffee with...

Bob Higgins

EVP Kids & Family

Boat Rocker Media

Speaking at: From Milestones to the New Normal

Craig Hunter

Head of Kids Networks

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Speaking at: 30 Minutes with... Craig Hunter, Sony Pictures Television

Henrietta Hurford-Jones

Director of Children's Content Partnerships

BBC Studios

Henrietta Hurford-Jones is Director of Children’s at BBC Studios.  She is responsible for commissioning and developing original programme content for the global CBeebies Channels and other branded services, as well as managing the global investment process for all children’s programming and brand properties across the BBC’s commercial arm.

Speaking at: 30 Minutes with... Henrietta Hurford-Jones, BBC Studios

Maarten Janssen

Head of Kids & Youth VRT (Ketnet)


Speaking at: Speed Pitching 4

Aly Jetha

CEO and Co-Founder

Big Bad Boo

Aly Jetha is CEO of Big Bad Boo Studios, which produces and distributes quality cartoons for kids. Based in New York and Vancouver, Big Bad Boo’s catalogue includes The Bravest Knight (Hulu), 16 Hudson (TVO Kids), 1001 Nights (Teletoon), Lili & Lola (ICI TV), and Mixed Nutz1001 Nights, nominated for 15 LEOs with 4 wins,...more

Speaking at: Moving Mountains: Creating Content for Displaced Kids

J.J. Johnson

Partner & Executive Producer

Sinking Ship Entertainment

J.J. Johnson is the creative force and founding partner of Sinking Ship Entertainment. He is an Emmy award-winning executive producer and director, and Emmy-nominated writer, with international acclaim for over 15 series and 500 episode credits. He and Sinking Ship Entertainment are globally recognized for such successes as Annedroids, Odd...more

Speaking at: Greener Pastures

Karin Jue

Director, PBS KIDS Video Streaming


Over the past 12 years, Karin Jue has managed multi-platform video experiences for kids ages two to eight, delivering award-winning content from series such as Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, Wild Kratts, Odd Squad, Molly of Denali, and more. Jue leads the strategic development and distribution of a number of streaming media services,...more

Edward Kay


Ernest Scribbler Productions Inc

Edward Kayis an award-winning screenwriter, author, and producer with an extensive background in both live-action and animated television for kids.

He is the co-creator of three successful kids' television series, Jimmy Two Shoes, Finding Stuff Out, and Olliver's Adventures. Edward is also the author of three novels for children, and one...more

Speaking at: Showrunners: Not Just For Grown-Ups Anymore

Christopher Keenan

SVP & Executive Producer, Content Development and Production

Mattel Television

Christopher Keenan is a highly accomplished creative executive, producer and writer who has enjoyed over thirty years of success in the animation, kids and family entertainment industries.  With thousands of hours of production to his credit, he is equally adept at development, sales and production.  

Currently engaged by Mattel as Senior...more

Speaking at: Classic Play Patterns for a Modern Age

Heath Kenny

Chief Creative Officer

Mercury Filmworks

Speaking at: Quite the Character

Lauren Kisilevsky

VP, Original Movies

Disney Channel

Lauren Kisilevsky, vice president, Original Movies, Disney Channel, is responsible for creative development of Disney Channel Original Movies as well Disney Channel-produced movies for Disney+.  Her responsibilities include leading a team of creative executives as well as collaborating with writers, directors and producers to generate new projects, overseeing the creative...more

Speaking at: Made for TV?

Telidja Klaï

Content Manager (Ketnet)

VRT-Vlaamse Radio en Televisie

Speaking at: Coffee with...; Coffee with...; Coffee with...; Coffee with...

David Kleeman

Senior Vice President Global Trends


Speaking at: From Milestones to the New Normal; Are You Smarter Than a Smart Speaker?

Shanna Kohn

Senior Education Manager of Humanitarian Programs

Sesame Workshop

Shanna Kohn is the Senior Education Manager of Humanitarian Programs at Sesame Workshop. She leads curriculum development, program design, and the creation of multimedia teaching and learning materials forAhlan Simsim,an early childhood development initiative serving the needs of Syrian children displaced by conflict in Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria. This...more

Speaking at: Moving Mountains: Creating Content for Displaced Kids

Christian Kurz

SVP, Global Consumer Insights


Speaking at: Today's Parents, Tomorrow's Kids

Yann Labasque

Director of Youth Programs


Speaking at: Speed Pitching 4

Cort Lane

SVP Animation & Family Entertainment

Marvel Entertainment

Cort Lane is Marvel’s Senior Vice President, Animation & Family Entertainment. As a life-long Marvel fan, Lane is thrilled to develop and produce shows within the rich Marvel Universe. Drawing on a wealth of experience in entertainment, interactive media and marketing for children, Lane leads Marvel’s expanding slate of kid...more

Speaking at: Quite the Character

Susie Lecker

EVP, Global Licensing

Spin Master

Speaking at: The Skinny on CP Timelines

Olivier Lelardoux

Senior Vice-President Studio & Associate Producer

Cyber Group Studios

Speaking at: The Successful Pivot: A Gigantosaurus Case Study

Curtis Lelash

Director of Original Animated Series


Speaking at: Speed Pitching 4

David Levine

VP of Programming, Production and Strategic Development

Disney EMEA

Speaking at: From Milestones to the New Normal; 30 Minutes with... David Levine, Disney Channels EMEA

Layla Lewis

SVP Global Acquisitions & Content Partnerships


Speaking at: 30 Minutes with... Jules Borkent & Layla Lewis, Nickelodeon

Leeger Liu


Tencent Video

Leeger is an animation producer for Tencent Video Kids Channel and responsible for the independent production and co-production of animation projects. Leeger has participated in more than 15 new animation projects since 2017. Before that, Leeger was an animation director on animation TV series and animation movies in China.

Speaking at: 30 Minutes with... Tencent Video; Coffee with...; Coffee with...

Arne Lohmann

Vice President ZDFE Junior


Speaking at: Speed Pitching 2

Brenda Maffuchi

Head of Acquisitions & Property Development


Speaking at: Speed Pitching 4; 30 Minutes with... Massimo Bruno & Brenda Maffuchi, DeAKids

Marie McCann

Senior Director, CBC Kids

CBC Kids

Marie McCann is the senior director of children's content for CBC Kids. McCann oversees development, production, acquisition and in-house production of award winning content. As Canada's national public broadcaster, CBC is committed to excellence and innovation in children's and youth media and to reaching audiences across multiple platforms.

Speaking at: 30 Minutes with... Marie McCann, CBC Kids; Redefining Pubcasting in an OTT Universe

Flavio Medeiros

Director Program Sourcing & Acquisitions, Discovery Kids

Discovery Kids LatAM

Flavio Medeiros is the director of programming and acquisitions for Discovery Kids Latin America. His areas of expertise include children’s television, acquisitions and sales within the pay TV industry.

Before joining Discovery in March 2013, Medeiros worked as vice president of sales for ITV Global Entertainment in Latin America and the...more

Speaking at: 30 Minutes with... Flavio Medeiros, Discovery LatAm

David Michel


Cottonwood Media

David Michel is a Founding Partner of Federation Entertainment, as well as President of kids focused subsidiary Cottonwood Media. He also heads up Federation Entertainment’s children’s division Federation Kids & Family, which handles production, sales and merchandising.  Cottonwood Media creates, produces and invests in premium, international family content featuring both...more

Speaking at: From Milestones to the New Normal

Isaac Mogajane



Anna Moorefield

VP, Global Distribution Sales

The Jim Henson Company

Speaking at: Hacking the SVOD Algorithm; Digital 360 Strategies: Making the Money Work

Grant Moran


Kids Entertainment Professionals for Young Refugees (KEPYR)

2015 Emmy winner for his work as head writer on PBS kids' Wordgirl series, Grant's been a writer, story editor, producer and executive in kids and family entertainment for 25 years.

He started at warner bros. Animation, contributing to such award-winning series as Animaniacs, Tiny Toon...more

Speaking at: Moving Mountains: Creating Content for Displaced Kids

Sarah Muller

Head of Acquisitions & Independent Animation

BBC Children's

Speaking at: Speed Pitching 2; 30 Minutes with... Sarah Muller, BBC Children's

Drew Mullin

Executive in Charge of Production

CBC Kids

Speaking at: Coffee with...; Speed Pitching 2; Coffee with...; Coffee with...; Coffee with...

Sadaf Muncy

VP Entertainment

MGA Entertainment

Speaking at: Classic Play Patterns for a Modern Age

Carrie Murphy

Manager–Global Content Strategy, Acquisitions, & Co-Productions

Disney Channels Worldwide

Speaking at: Speed Pitching 4; Speed Pitching 3

Chris Nee

President/Executive Producer/Creator

Laughing Wild/Netflix

Peabody, Humanitas, NAACP and Emmy Award-winner Chris Nee is the creator and executive producer of the acclaimed series, Doc McStuffins, an imaginative animated series about a six-year-old girl who is a doctor to her stuffed animals and toys. She also developed for television and executive produced the hit animated series...more

Speaking at: Showrunners: Not Just For Grown-Ups Anymore

Laura Nevanlinna



Laura Nevanlinna is the Co-Founder and CEO of Ferly, an Entertainment and Brand building company based out of Helsinki, Stockholm, Vancouver and Los Angeles. Nevanlinna is a fangirl at heart and a long term children's content professional with her background covering licensing, publishing, and other forms of media. In the...more

Speaking at: Classic Play Patterns for a Modern Age

Jill Nordquist

Senior Vice President, Marketing

JAKKS Pacific

Jill Nordquist_Professional Bio


Jill Nordquist is an energetic and dynamic marketer known for launching and invigorating global brands. Currently, she serves as Senior Vice President of Marketing at JAKKS Pacific, leading the Girls & Preschool division.  Jill is well-versed in kids’ play patterns, understanding how kids play, and the importance of gauging...more

Speaking at: The Successful Pivot: A Gigantosaurus Case Study

Paul Nunn

Chief Strategy Officer


Paul Nunn (@Nunnone) is Chief Strategy Officer at SuperAwesome, the leading global KidTech company.  At SuperAwesome, Paul works with some of the largest content creators in the space on the commercial, compliance and technology challenges they face.  Paul holds global responsibility for SuperAwesome’s Kidfluencer program, which looks to support Kids...more

Speaking at: Keeping Kid Influencers Safe

Natalie Osborne

Chief Strategy Officer

9 Story Media Group

Speaking at: Digital 360 Strategies: Making the Money Work

Cecilia Persson

VP, Programming & Content Strategy Kids EMEA, Acquisitions & Co Productions International

Cartoon Network & Boomerang International

Speaking at: 30 Minutes with... Cecilia Persson, Cartoon Network & Boomerang International

Jamie Piekarz

Creator, Producer & Consultant

JamPie Media

Jamie Piekarz is children’s media professional with the unique combination of creative production and broadcast experience that spans all age groups and genres. She currently creates, produces and provides expertise on children’s media through her company, JamPie Media, for Canadian and international clients. Her original production, Super Mighty Makers for TVO and...more

Hannah Pillimer

Head, Creative Affairs

MarVista Entertainment

Speaking at: Made for TV?

Adina Pitt

VP, Content Acquisitions & Co-Productions

Cartoon Network & Boomerang

Adina Pitt is Vice President, Content Acquisitions and Co-productions for Cartoon Network and Boomerang. She is responsible for identifying, negotiating and acquiring pre-produced series, specials, movies and short-form product that fit the Cartoon Network and Boomerang brands for exposure across all platforms.  She continues to oversee those programs once they...more

Speaking at: 30 Minutes with... Adina Pitt, Cartoon Network & Boomerang US

Irene Pothecary Huse

Acquisitions Executive

NRK, Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation/ NRK Super

Speaking at: Speed Pitching 2

Blair Powers


Sinking Ship

Speaking at: MASTER CLASS—Anatomy of an SVOD Deal

Griffin Quasebarth

Research Manager

Insight Strategy Group

Mahesh Ramachandra

Chief Product Officer

Kids Know Best

Mahesh leads digital product strategy and development at KidsKnowBest, the UK’s fastest-growing kids media agency. Besides architecting KidsKnowBest’s new suite of research data tools, he advises clients on UX and commercial optimisation of their digital businesses. Mahesh has 20 years of experience developing and managing multi-platform digital products, across web...more

Speaking at: Hacking the SVOD Algorithm

Elizabeth Randall

Children's Content Executive

BBC Studios

Speaking at: Speed Pitching 3

Michael Rhattigan

Chief Adventure Officer

Adventure to Learning

Speaking at: Moving Mountains: Creating Content for Displaced Kids

John Rice


JAM Media

Peter Robinson



Peter is an experienced consultant, who has been working in kids media for over a decade. Peter has specialised in new technology, kids entertainment, ethical marketing to kids and education (and where possible screwing all those things together). 

Peter’s day to day role includes listening to and observing how young people...more

Speaking at: Redefining Quality

Jennifer Rogers-Doyle

SVP Brand Development & Integrated Planning

Disney Channels World Wide

Rogers Doyle joined Disney Channels in 2004 and serves as the Senior Vice President, Brand Development and Integrated Planning.  She set the course for a structured approach to developing Disney Channel franchises and continues to identify compelling consumer product opportunities that help to generate billions of dollars in retail sales....more

Speaking at: The Franchise Debate: Are Kids Sick of the Same Old IPs?

Michael Rose

Joint CEO

Magic Light Pictures

Co-founded by producers Michael Rose and Martin Pope in 2003, Magic Light Pictures makes imaginative entertainment for audiences, families and children worldwide.

The company creates high quality films and products and has built the wonderful Gruffalo brand based on the best-selling books by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.   The company directly...more

Speaking at: Made for TV?

Orion Ross

VP Content – Animation, Digital & Acquisitions

The Walt Disney Company (EMEA)

Jon Rutherford

Managing Director + President Rights

Boat Rocker Studios

Following Temple Street’s 2015 expansion under the re-branded name of ‘Boat Rocker Media’, Jon Rutherford joined the organization to build their global distribution operation and business development across all genres and platforms.  In addition to his role as President of Rights, which includes overseeing the company’s strategic growth across ancillary...more

Speaking at: MASTER CLASS—Anatomy of an SVOD Deal

Trine Ruud

Head of Acquisitions and Dubbing NRK Super


Speaking at: Speed Pitching 1; Redefining Pubcasting in an OTT Universe

Kate Sanagan

Head of Sales & Distribution

Sinking Ship Entertainment

Kate Sanagan is a Head of Sales and Distribution at Sinking Ship Entertainment, a multiple Emmy® Award winning production, distribution and interactive company specializing in kids’ and family content. Since its launch in 2004, Sinking Ship has rapidly earned a reputation for high quality, ground-breaking original series and companion interactive...more

Lienne Sawatsky


Wishfart Productions Inc.

Lienne Sawatsky is a creator, showrunner, story consultant and award-winning screenwriter. Born and raised in Montreal, now based in Toronto, she writes and consults on TV and films at home, in the US, and abroad. She is the co-creator and executive producer of the offbeat hit, Wishfart, an oddball comedy...more

Speaking at: Showrunners: Not Just For Grown-Ups Anymore

Josh Scherba



Josh Scherba, President, oversees the talented teams at WildBrain who are responsible for creating winning kids’ and family content and placing it on screens globally. Mr. Scherba has been with the company since its founding in 2006, coming over with DECODE Entertainment when it merged with Halifax Film to form...more

Speaking at: Digital 360 Strategies: Making the Money Work

Vicky Schroderus

Executive in Charge of International Co-Productions and Acquisitions

YLE Finland

Vicky Schroderus joined YLE, Finnish Broadcasting Company in 1997 is currently working as Acquisition Executive for YLE Television. When measured by ratings and audience satisfaction YLE is the number one multi-platform destination for Finnish Kids. It transmits annually over 1300 hours of children’s programming for a two- to 12-year-old audience...more

Speaking at: Speed Pitching 3

Josh Selig


Little Airplane Productions (A Studio 100 Company)

Jay Shah

Director, Global Content Distribution & Business Development


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Pierre Siracusa

Director of Animation, Children & Youth Department

France Televisions

Speaking at: Speed Pitching 3

Géraldine Soto

Head of Acquisitions, Kids Department


Speaking at: Speed Pitching 4; Speed Pitching 3

Kristen Souvlis


Like A Photon Creative

After being on the development and producing teams for internationally acclaimed series Mako Mermaids, H20: Just Add Water, The Elephant Princess and Vikings: Athelstan’s Journey, Kristen Souvlis is now the Co-CEO and Co-Founder at Like A Photon Creative, a multi award-winning production company that specialises in producing outstanding children’s content,...more

Halle Stanford

President of Television, Executive Producer

The Jim Henson Company

Brand Builder, Creator, Executive Producer, and a ten-time Emmy®-nominated television producer, Halle Stanford leads the Jim Henson Company’s development and production of all television, home entertainment, and digital media in animated and live-action formats. 

Stanford recently executive produced the critically acclaimed Netflix series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Her recent...more

Speaking at: Fear Factor

Lisa Sterling

Chief People & Culture Officer


Lisa Sterling is the Chief People and Culture Officer at Ceridian, focused on executing the organization’s global people strategy combined with leading the vision on the Dayforce Talent Management offering. Lisa has many years of successful execution in people, program, process, and software design and execution. She has a broad...more

Speaking at: Putting the Success in Succession Planning

Yuanchang (Amanda) Sun

YOUKU KIDS Director of Int'l Co-Production and Investment


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Anders Tangen



For over 20 years Anders Tangen has passionately produced award-winning drama series, feature films, documentaries and short stories. Anders’ signature TV series, Lilyhammer and Norsemen are hailed by audiences worldwide, and his multi-awarded dramedy series, DAG, received acclaim from both critics and viewers across Europe. Additionally, many of Anders’ productions have been invited to A-list festivals.


Speaking at: Hacking the SVOD Algorithm

Heather Tilert

Manager, Original Animation, Preschool


Heather Tilert joined the Netflix Original Animation content team one year ago and is focused on the budding Preschool programming slate, which builds on the success of Netflix Originals like Ask The StoryBots and Super Monsters and includes upcoming titles like Go! Go! Cory Carson, Hello Ninja, and StarBeam. A...more

Speaking at: 30 Minutes with... Heather Tilert, Netflix Preschool

Jennifer Twiner McCarron


Atomic Cartoons

Jennifer Twiner-McCarron joined Atomic Cartoons as the Head of Production in 2011 and supervised all in-house production.  Under Jenn’s leadership, the team grew from 30 people to over 200 + today. Jennifer lead production on multiple productions including BeatBugs - Netflix upcoming original series for kids featuring the music of...more

Speaking at: MASTER CLASS—Recession-Proof Your Bottom Line

Caroline Tyre

SVP International Distribution

Genius Brands International

Caroline Tyre is a 20-year industry veteran with expertise across global content sales, acquisitions and programming as well as licensing and consumer products. She has held pivotal management positions at major media companies, including TELETOON, where she spent five years as director of programming, Entertainment One, DHX Media, Spin Master,...more

Speaking at: Beyond YouTube

Marc van den Bosch-Mprah

Senior Manager–Content Acquisitions


Marc van den Bosch-Mprah joined Super RTL in 2019 as Senior Manager – Content Acquisitions & Co-Production. In this function, he is responsible for the acquisition and  co-production of kids content for the network.

Super RTL is Europe’s leader in children’s television and is jointly owned by RTL Group and Walt...more

Speaking at: Speed Pitching 3; 30 Minutes with... Marc van den Bosch-Mprah, Kerstin Viehbach & Marion Winter, Super RTL

Jennifer Vaux

Director, Programming Acquisition


Speaking at: 30 Minutes with... Jennifer Vaux, Roku

Nathan Waddington

Children’s Genre Manager

BBC Studios

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Elizabeth Waybright Taylor

Director, Development

Disney Television Animation

Elizabeth Waybright Taylor is Director, development for Disney Television Animation, a position she has held since 2016. Elizabeth focuses on shepherding Disney heritage and original series through the creative development process. Taking ideas from pitch to pilot delivery, Elizabeth works side by side with show creators to build worlds, develop...more

Speaking at: 30 Minutes with... Elizabeth Waybright Taylor, Disney TV Animation; Speed Pitching 1

Alice Webb


BBC Children's

Speaking at: Redefining Pubcasting in an OTT Universe

Pam Westman


Nelvana Enterprises

Speaking at: Made for TV?

Alexandra Whyte

Senior Online Writer & Social Media Coordinator


Speaking at: Keeping Kid Influencers Safe

Colin Williams

Creative Director

Sixteen South Studios

Sixteen South is focussed on the creation and production of the highest quality television with heart for kids in every country across the world.  Our shows are among the highest rating on all the major television networks and SVODs - you can see our work on Disney, PBS, Hulu, Nickelodeon...more

Speaking at: The Franchise Debate: Are Kids Sick of the Same Old IPs?

David Williams

SVP & GM, Channels


As GM/SVP of Channels, David is charged with winning fans and growing pocket.watch franchises on short-form platforms. With twenty-five years at the frontiers of digital media, he comes to the role lavishly prepared. As part of Maker Studios’ senior leadership, David led the esteemed talent team and engineered marquee content...more

Speaking at: Keeping Kid Influencers Safe

Kay Wilson Stallings

SVP Creative Development

Sesame Workshop

Kay Wilson Stallings serves Senior Vice President of Creative Development at Sesame Workshop.

In this role, Wilson Stallings oversees development and production for original content for multiple platforms.  During her time, she has shepherded specials and series such as the multi-Emmy nominatedEsme and Roy, the first new series produced by the...more

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Adam Woodgate

SVP Media Trends


Adam has 30 years media, marketing and insight, 15 years of which was spent in senior operational roles.

Initially spending time in working with production teams and audience research for London Weekend Television. Then moved into creating content and senior programming roles for broadcasters. In 2001 he moved into audience insight...more

Speaking at: Are You Smarter Than a Smart Speaker?

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