Conferences & Events at MIPJUNIOR
The world is changing fast. The impact on the kids entertainment industry is real, which is why understanding the next generations on the move is crucial for content creation as well as for finding the right business model for new and established brands.
President of Animation,
Paramount Animation & Nickelodeon Animation
State of the Kids Entertainment Industry / Challenges & Opportunities
Deirdre Brennan, COO, Wildbrain
Keith Chapman, Creator of KIDS IP, Keith Chapman Productions Ltd
Olivier Lelardoux, CEO, Blue Spirit Studio
Sarah Dewitt, Senior Vice President & General Manager, PBS KIDS
Cyrine Amor, Senior Analyst, Ampere Analysis
New "Kid" in Town / CRAYOLA
Executive Vice President, CRAYOLA
Crayola Studios is the new « kid” in town. Victoria Lozano EVP Crayola will reveal why the globally renowned company has decided to move into kids’ entertainment content and will also discuss how Crayola Studios is approaching the opportunity.
Trends & Insights
Tune straight in. MIPJUNIOR’s opening session focuses on a deep dive into the Key trends Forecasts of the Insights Family on kids, teens & parents.
Then catch up on what’s trending on kids & teens’ screens around the world with Glance. Can you afford to miss this?
Disruption by Technology
The TV industry is on the edge of an AI cliff. Where does it jump to? How does it jump? Our panel of tech-savvy experts looks at how the kids’ entertainment industry can embrace the AI revolution and shape AI-human collaborations in production.
Embracing the AI Revolution in Entertainment: Shaping Human-AI Collaboration in Production
Pete Robinson, Consultant, KIDSKNOWBEST & GONE WITH, UK
Helen Shaimanova, CBDO, Wantent, Ukraine
Greg Harman, CEO and Product Visionary Driving Innovation in Animation and Film Industry, Co-founder of Motion Tech Lab, New Zealand
Eline Van Der Velden, Founder, Particle6 Productions, UK
Let the secret to creating a successful multi-platform IP strategy be unveiled! Our top-level speakers introduce new models and ways to distribute and monetize content – the chance to tool up to reach your audience, however and wherever they watch their favorite shows.
Digital Distribution & FAST KIDS
Harry Teper, Chief Commercial Officer, BOLT Global
Chris M. Williams, Founder & CEO, pocket.watch
Gregory Dray, Co-Founder, Animaj
Stephen L. Hodge, CEO, OTTera
Keys for a successful multiplatform IP strategy
Kristin Brzoznowski, Executive Editor, World Screen & TV Kids
Delphine Dumont, Chief Commercial Officer, Banijay Kids & Family
Jennifer Dodge, President, Spin Master
Andy Yeatman, Managing Director of Americas, Moonbug Entertainment
Screenings & Showcases
What’s hot. What’s trending. Discover new IPs from around the world. Sit back in your seat for this year’s headline grabbing MIPJUNIOR Word Premiere Screening. Then join us for Snack & Screen (bring your own popcorn) and two special Showcase Screenings.
World Premier Screening
Co-produced by PROCIDIS & SAMKA PRODUCTIONS
in association with FRANCE TELEVISIONS
'Once Upon a Time... The Objects'
The brand-new edutainment series co-produced by Procidis & Samka Productions in association with France Télévisions, 'Once Upon a Time... The Objects' (78x7'), will make its Wolrd Premiere at MIPJUNIOR on Saturday 14th October at 17:30 (JW Marriott Hotel).
Saïd and Anna
The series follows best friends Saïd (6) and Anna (7) who hang out every day in the repair shop, run by Saïd’s parents. While broken things from the locals are given a new life by using the right tools, the children also discover how to find solutions to their own challenges, in a creative and collaborative way, which inspires young viewers to do the same
BETA KIDS & FAMILY
BETA KIDS & FAMILY presents the latest productions and formats for young audiences, 60 hours of international content across a range of genres and subjects. Long-lasting cooperations with established premium producers and channels guarantee our broad range of high-quality fictional, animated, and reality content. We have been able to build up international brands like SKAM, RUMORS, ANNE WITH AN E, ROD KNOCK, and ALL-ROUND CHAMPION, ready-mades and formats alike.
Co-production & Financing
Turn up to shake up how you can bring your IP to life in today’s fast-forward entertainment ecosystem. Seasoned industry players unpack how to co-produce and finance projects. Top buyers & commissioners are also on hand for the speed matchmaking sessions.
The key component of a successful storytelling
Christopher KEENAN, Executive Producer, Kids & Family
Shabnam Rezaei, Co-Founder & President, Big Bad Boo Studios
Michael Rose, Joint CEO, Magic Light Pictures
Koyalee Chanda, SVP of Animation, Lion Forge Entertainment
In Conversation with streamers
Colin Williams, Creative Director & Showrunner, Sixteen South
Qing Fan, Producer, Content Investment and Co-Productions, Tencent Video
Co-Production Unpacked: How to co-produce
and finance your project
Sarah Baynes, CEO, The Creative Garden
Adriano Schmid, Vice President, PBS Kids Content
AJ Trauth, VP, Kids and Family, Blue Ant Media
Creating IP for today's co-production & finance market
Gary Pope, Co-Founder, Kids Industries
Patricia Hidalgo, BBC Director Children's & Education, BBC
Carla De Jong, Head of Production, Sinking Ship Entertainment
Alex Wiseman, SVP Distribution & Acquisition, 9 STORY
Diversity & Inclusion
Kids & teens expect their heroes to have a genuine sense of caring for people and the planet. We look at the best ways to create meaningful and authentic content for younger audiences. Content that entertains while reflecting the full diversity of the human kind.
How to create meaningful content
Gary Pope, Co-Founder, Kids Industries
Nigel Tuwamasi, Co-Founder, Mayamada
Katie Brill, SVP PR & COMMS, Junk Kouture
Lucy Murphy, Director of Kids Content, UK & ROI, SKY
MIPJUNIOR Pitch Competition
The MIPJUNIOR Project Pitch is a unique pitching competition highlighting new Kids & Tweens/Teens TV projects with the greatest potential for commissioning and roll-out across platforms.
Relevant for all creators and producers seeking financing for projects in development, the Project Pitch competition offers high-visibility in front of a jury of leading decision-makers from the global kids content Industry.
Call for entries is now closed!
The MIPJUNIOR Opening Party is an eagerly anticipated event that marks the commencement of MIPJUNIOR. Held annually, this vibrant gathering brings together industry professionals, creators, producers, and distributors from around the world. The Opening Party sets the tone for the event, providing attendees with an opportunity to network, mingle, and celebrate their shared passion for quality children's programming.
Introducing Speed Matchmaking at
Are you looking for production partners for a project in development, or to commission a project for your platform or channel? The MIPJUNIOR Matchmaking platform and Speed Matchmaking sessions are for you!
All producers and commissioners will be invited to take part after registering for MIPJUNIOR, via automated email message. (Please note these meetings are for projects in development ONLY – not for finished content sales!)
Whether you're an industry player seeking the next big hit or a production talent looking to move your project to the next level – Speed Matchmaking will help you make the most of your time at the market!