Tuesday, June 6

  • 9 a.m. EDT
    Buying for AVOD

    In our signature opening session focused on program buyers, we spotlight those making waves in the AVOD streaming space, hearing from Kidoodle.TV’s Brenda Bisner, HappyKids’ David Di Lorenzo, Canela Kids’ Maggie Salas-Amaro and Playground TV’s Daniel Nordberg.
  • 10:30 a.m. EDT
    France in Focus

    Superprod’s Clément Calvet, Mediawan Kids & Family’s Julien Borde, Dandelooo’s Emmanuèle Pétry-Sirvin and HARI’s Sophie “Kido” Prigent discuss the latest developments in French animation.
  • 12 p.m. EDT
    Mercury Filmworks’ Animated Edge

    Heath Kenny, chief content officer at Mercury Filmworks, and Chantal Ling, VP of original series and co-productions, showcase the creativity at the heart of the animation studio.
  • 1:30 p.m. EDT
    Disney Branded Television’s Ayo Davis

    As president, Ayo Davis leads all operations for the unit of Disney Entertainment that produces imaginative premium content for kids, tweens, teens and families on Disney+, Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior.
  • 3 p.m. EDT
    The Moonbug Way

    Moonbug Entertainment is pioneering new production and distribution models with its slate of popular titles; Nicolas Eglau and Andy Yeatman take delegates inside what’s driving the buzzy company’s gains.

Wednesday, June 7

  • 9 a.m. EDT
    BBC Studios Kids & Family’s Cecilia Persson

    Cecilia Persson, the managing director of the children’s division at BBC Studios, will outline her strategy for bringing shows with the BBC stamp of creativity to platforms across the globe.
  • 10:30 a.m. EDT
    Toon Innovation

    From attempting to shorten production timelines to pioneering techniques that give creators the tools they need to bring stories to life, we hear about new approaches to animation from Cyber Group Studios’ Raphäelle Mathieu, Toon2Tango’s Ulli Stoef and Sinking Ship Entertainment’s Matt Bishop.
  • 12 p.m. EDT
    Drew & Jonathan Scott

    After conquering the lifestyle content space with their beloved shows as the Property Brothers, Drew and Jonathan Scott are bringing their signature style to the kids’ arena with their animated series Builder Brothers Dream Factory.
  • 1:30 p.m. EDT
    Classic Properties Revisited

    Banijay Kids & Family’s Delphine Dumont, ZDF Studios’ Katharina Pietzsch and Mondo TV Group’s Luana Perrero will share insights into what goes into resurrecting and rebooting classic properties.
  • 3 p.m. EDT
    Evan Shapiro

    The media cartographer and thought leader will share his unique perspective on engaging with kid audiences today.

Thursday, June 8

  • 9 a.m. EDT
    TV Kids Pioneer Award: Maud Branly

    For her achievements as children’s acquisitions director and international TV channels children’s programming director at M6 Group, Maud Branly will receive the TV Kids Pioneer Award after outlining her content strategy.
  • 10:30 a.m. EDT
    The WIT Kids Garden

    Bertrand Villegas, co-founder of The WIT, will spotlight the kids’ properties making waves across the globe.
  • 12 p.m. EDT
    Not Quite Narwhal’s Brian K. Roberts

    The co-executive producer will offer up an inside look at the new DreamWorks Animation series for Netflix.
  • 1:30 p.m. EDT
    Too FAST?

    How should kids’ content distributors be approaching the FAST segment? We’ll hear expert insights from’s David B. Williams and WildBrain’s Lara Ilie.
  • 3 p.m. EDT
    Brand Promise

    9 Story Media Group’s Katrina Hitz-Tough, Aardman’s Rob Goodchild, Epic Story Media’s Ken Faier and Cookbook Media’s Rob Bencal will offer up perspectives on how to build 360-degree brands in a fragmented and crowded landscape.

Friday, June 9: Screenings Day

  • Mercury Filmworks’ Promo Reel
    This reel demonstrates Mercury Filmworks’ commitment to developing people, process and projects. Through alignment workshops, in-depth discovery process and innovative projects. Mercury Filmworks’ originals team is always looking to go beyond the expected.
  • BBC Studios Kids & Family’s Popularity Papers
    A tween comedy-drama series about two best friends on a scientific quest to crack the popularity code and conquer middle school.
  • Serious Kids’ Flix
    The first animated series based on the work of one of the world’s most famous children’s authors, Tomi Ungerer. Flix is a pug dog born to cat parents living in Cat Town.
  • 9 Story Distribution’s A Kind of Spark
    Past and present interweave as Addie, an autistic girl, embarks on a journey filled with friendship, sisterhood, mystery, magic and the drama of growing up.
  • Magic Light Pictures’ The Gruffalo
    A plucky mouse must use his wits to survive when he encounters three predators who all wish to eat him.
  • HARI’s Mystery Lane
    A new classic à la Scooby-Doo meets Sherlock Holmes packed in a feature-quality CGI animation that will captivate kids and families.
  • Toon2Tango’s Monster Loving Maniacs
    Three siblings go into training with their grandfather to become monster hunters—but they want to get to know the monsters rather than hunt them.
  • Superights’ Home Sweet Rome!
    A coming-of-age series about Lucy, a 13-year-old girl who moves from the U.S. to start a new life in Rome with her dad, who just married Francesca, an Italian pop star.
  • Dandelooo’s Billy the Cowboy Hamster
    Every new day presents Billy in his cowboy outfit with an opportunity to go on an adventure worthy of the greatest cowboys—he is determined not to miss out. He takes with him his faithful friend Jean-Claude the worm and his accomplice Suzie the stone marten.

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