TV KIDS FESTIVAL
The TV Kids Festival is a must-attend virtual event. The second edition will be held this June. Missed any of the sessions from the February edition? Watched them all below!
Buying Time: Programmer Wish Lists
WarnerMedia’s Adina Pitt, M6’s Maud Branly, Kidoodle.TV’s Brenda Bisner and Hopster’s Ellen Solberg share their acquisition needs.
The Genius Approach
Andy Heyward, CEO of Genius Brands International, and Harold Chizick, CEO and co-founder of ChizComm, discuss the rapidly evolving children’s media landscape and what companies should consider in order to thrive. The conversation was followed by a sneak peek of Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten introduced by Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Making Archibald’s Next Big Thing
Award-winning actor Tony Hale joins DreamWorks Animation’s Teri Weiss to share the story behind making the series Archibald’s Next Big Thing.
Super RTL’s Claude Schmit
Super RTL remains at the forefront of Germany’s kids and youth market. The broadcaster’s CEO shares the strategies for maintaining that edge.
ViacomCBS in Focus
An in-depth conversation with Nina Hahn, the senior VP of international production and development for Nickelodeon International and head of ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS) Kids, and Jules Borkent, the executive VP for kids and family at ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI).
Panel & Premiere: Cyber Group Studios’ 50/50 Heroes
Cyber Group Studios’ Pierre Sissmann, France Télévisions’ Christine Reinaudo and art director and character designer Yann de Preval discuss 50/50 Heroes ahead of the premiere of a trailer for the brand-new series.
The Big Picture
The streamers have upended the traditional system of windows that has long sustained the kids’ distribution business. CAKE’s Ed Galton, 9 Story’s Alix Wiseman and eOne Family Brands’ Monica Candiani discuss how they are working with linear and nonlinear platforms to satisfy clients’ divergent needs.
Traci Paige Johnson & Angela Santomero
The co-creators of the iconic Blue’s Clues discuss reinventing the property for a new era in Blue’s Clues & You!
Co-productions remain the lifeblood of the kids’ content financing system, but they are becoming more complicated. Serious Lunch’s Genevieve Dexter, Guru Studio’s Frank Falcone, Toon2Tango’s Ulli Stoef and Boat Rocker’s Jon Rutherford discuss.
The co-creator of the megahit Phineas and Ferb on his latest creation, Hamster & Gretel.
France Toons In
France remains a powerhouse in global animation. With new legislation around streaming platforms set to radically transform the landscape in 2021, we hear from Xilam Animation’s Marc du Pontavice, Superprod’s Clément Calvet and Dandelooo’s Emmanuèle Pétry-Sirvin.
WildBrain’s Eric Ellenbogen
WildBrain’s CEO and vice chair shares his strategies for navigating the shifting landscape. After the keynote, TV Kids Festival premiered an episode of The Brilliant World of Tom Gates, based on the best-selling books by Liz Pichon.
Jonathan M. Shiff
The creator of such hits as H2O: Just Add Water shares his perspective on producing live-action content for kids today.
The Kidoodle.TV Story
Brenda Bisner, chief content officer at Kidoodle.TV, provides a deep dive into the AVOD platform’s strategy.
TV Kids Pioneer Award: Sebastian Debertin
KiKA’s head of international content acquisitions shares his strategy ahead of being honored with the inaugural TV Kids Pioneer Award.