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AT-A-GLANCE AGENDA

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DETAILED SESSIONS AGENDA

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MY AGENDA

  • 08:00
    Registration and continental breakfast (Kings Place)
    ENDS

    Registration and continental breakfast

    Breakfast will be served 8am-9am.

  • 09:00
    TRENDS: What Makes Kids Watch (Hall 3 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 09:30

    TRENDS: What Makes Kids Watch

    UK-based research outfit Dubit returns to Kids Content Futures to present its latest study into what drives children to select one piece of content over another and how the surge in direct-to-consumer SVoD services targeting families may impact discoverability.
    Moderated by: Nico Franks, editor, C21kids

    Stephanie Whitley
    Manager, planning and brand strategyDubit
    Adam Woodgate
    Research directorDubit
    Moderator Nico Franks
    Editor C21Kids
  • 09:30
    Let’s Push Things Forward: LGBTQ in Kids’ TV (Hall 3 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 10:15

    Let’s Push Things Forward: LGBTQ in Kids’ TV

    LGBTQ characters are becoming more prominent in kids’ TV, but issues remain around representation and visibility in key roles. What is being done to break down barriers to progress and what should programme-makers be mindful of to ensure inclusive, diverse, and accurate portrayals of the LGBTQ community?
    Moderated by: Shabnam Rezaei, co-founder and president, Big Bad Boo

    Kez Margrie
    Children’s commissioning editor, 6-16BBC
    David Levine
    VP, kids programmingDisney Channels Europe and Africa/UK & Ireland
    Miki Chojnacka
    Chief creative and content officerHopster
    Moderator Shabnam Rezaei
    Co-founder and presidentBig Bad Boo
  • 10:15
    Independent Thinking: The Future of Aardman (Hall 3 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 11:00

    Independent Thinking: The Future of Aardman

    The newly-appointed MD at multi-award-winning studio Aardman will discuss his vision for the company’s future: the importance of employee ownership, working with traditional broadcasters and streaming platforms and maintaining a balance between commercial success and creative integrity.
    Moderated by: Nico Franks, editor, C21kids

    Sean Clarke
    Managing directorAardman
    Moderator Nico Franks
    Editor C21Kids
  • 11:00
    Coffee Break (Kings Place)
    ENDS 11:30

    Coffee Break

  • 11:30
    OPPORTUNITY: Netflix in EMEA (Hall 3 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 12:15

    OPPORTUNITY: Netflix in EMEA

    Nico Franks talks to Netflix’s Alexi Wheeler and Aardman’s Sarah Cox about their new partnership on animated short film Robin Robin and to discuss the challenges and opportunities of creating local, authentic stories to engage global audiences.
    Moderated by: Nico Franks, editor, C21kids

    Alexi Wheeler
    Manager, kids and family international originals, EMEANetflix
    Sarah Cox
    Executive creative directorAardman
    Moderator Nico Franks
    Editor C21Kids
  • 12:15
    OTT 2.0 - The Future of On Demand (Hall 3 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 13:00

    OTT 2.0 - The Future of On Demand

    We’re going through a period of unprecedented change in the TV industry, with Disney+ set to be followed by a slew of SVoD services from US media giants all hoping to catch up with Netflix. But what impact will these have on kids’ TV and which types of VoD should producers and distributors be focusing on?
    Moderated by: Lucinda Whiteley, creative director, Novel Entertainment

    Tim Searle
    Head of animationBeano Studios
    Henrietta Hurford-Jones
    Director of children’s, content partnerships BBC Studios
    John Robson
    Co-founder and cheif operating officer Moonbug
    Paul Robinson
    Executive vice presidentToonz Media Group
    Moderator Lucinda Whiteley
    Creative directorNovel Entertainment
  • 13:00
    Networking Lunch (Kings Place)
    ENDS 14:00

    Networking Lunch

  • 14:00
    Brave New World: What Happens Next in Kids Content (Hall 3 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 15:00

    Brave New World: What Happens Next in Kids Content

    When tech possibilities seem infinite, how do we make the most of those possibilities? Four leading experts in their field talk about how they make their choices, where those choices have taken them and where they think they might lead.
    Moderated by: Lucinda Whiteley, creative director, Novel Entertainment

    Alison Norrington
    Founder, creative director and storytellerStorycentral
    Guy Gadney
    CEOCharisma.ai
    Emily Savage
    Head of immersive and creative partnershipsDigital Catapult
    Mark MacDonald
    Head of broadcastLittle Dot Studios
    Moderator Lucinda Whiteley
    Creative directorNovel Entertainment
  • 15:00
    IN CONVERSATION: Ed Wells, Sesame Workshop (Hall 3 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 15:45

    IN CONVERSATION: Ed Wells, Sesame Workshop

    In Sesame Street’s 50th anniversary year, Ed Wells discusses how the global phenomenon has stayed vital and ahead of the curve by successfully navigating the VoD boom, partnering with the likes of YouTube, Apple and HBO Max to launch new original content, while keeping Sesame Street freely available on public television and fulfilling its mission to help kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder.
    Moderated by: Nico Franks, editor C21kids

    Ed Wells
    SVP and head of international media and educationSesame Workshop
    Moderator Nico Franks
    Editor C21Kids
  • 15:45
    OPPORTUNITY: YACF - What’s Coming Up (Hall 3 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 16:45

    OPPORTUNITY: YACF - What’s Coming Up

    The UK’s Young Audiences Content Fund (YACF) recently announced the first projects that will benefit from its £57m (US$73.5m) injection into the country’s TV industry. We’ll hear from some of the project’s creators and the decision maker in charge of the fund to find out why they were chosen and what’s next for the fund.
    Moderated by: Anne Brogan, Kindle Entertainment

    Jackie Edwards
    Head of fund, Young Audiences Content FundBFI
    Angharad Elen
    Writer, producer and executive producer of Person/a
    Callan Allen
    Actor and originator of As Dead As It Gets
    Foz Allan
    Executive producer on As Dead As It Gets and creative director Bryncoed Productions Ltd
    Tim Bryans
    Co-creator and producer of The HeariosALT Animation
    Moderator Anne Brogan
    Joint managing directorKindle Entertainment
  • 16:45
    CLOSING REMARKS (Hall 3 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 17:00

    CLOSING REMARKS

    Moderator Nico Franks
    Editor C21Kids
  • 17:00
    Closing cocktail (Music Foyer - Kings Place)
    ENDS 19:00

    Closing cocktail