MIPJunior - The world's showcase for kids programming
15-16 October 2022
JW Marriott, Cannes

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.

From the cutting-edge MIPJUNIOR Conference Programme, learn from top industry leaders, discover the latest trends and insights, and find out about the next big hits and topics that will drive the world of kids entertainment.

MIPJUNIOR Keynote

Be inspired by a top leader in the world of TV entertainment as she shares her vision of the future.

Cecilia Persson - BBC Studios’ Kids & Family

Cecilia Persson, Managing Director of BBC Studios’ Kids & Family, will address MIPJUNIOR discussing the exciting opportunities created by the formation of the new division.  She will lay out her vision for Kids & Family to be a major global force in children’s content and will unveil her plans seeking fresh and innovative ideas, partnerships and talent across the whole industry. As it launches a dynamic new chapter for children’s content at the BBC, Cecilia will show how building on the BBC’s tradition of quality, creativity and diversity will produce the JoJo & Gran Grans, Hey Duggees, Tracy Beakers and Blue Peters of the future, that will resonate equally deeply with children and families, across the UK and beyond.

MIPJUNIOR World Premiere TV Screening

PHOENIX RISE

Presented by Sinking Ship Entertainment

Channelling the spirit of the classic 80s film The Breakfast Club, Phoenix Rise follows six teenagers ostracized because of their backgrounds and reputation. Previously excluded from mainstream education, just one thing unites them - they’re all outsiders. But as they embark on their first day at a new school, they’re told they are on their final warning. They must prove themselves before the school decides their fate. Quickly realising they need to stick together, they find themselves forming a unique club of their own in a disused boiler room. At first, these wildly different characters seem to have nothing in common. Until they realise they share a unique trait: an indomitable will to survive. And maybe even thrive. For them school becomes a hopeful place, a chance to finally right the wrongs of the past as they navigate and, ultimately, find their place in the world. This is the story of six diverse and unlikely allies who, over the course of the first series, form a unique family unit as they battle to conquer demons both inside and outside the classroom.

MIP Talks

Join open discussions about key themes and trends of the industry.

Let’s talk about Co-production: what’s new for Autumn 2022 and beyond

Our panel help us navigate what is happening, what co-producers are asking for and what different options are available depending on the platforms, territories, and the genre. They will discuss when to stay with the traditional route and the changes that are happening there. 

From left to right:

Moderation: 
Sarah Baynes, The Creative Garden, UK

Speaker(s):
Billy Macqueen, CO-MD, Darrall Macqueen, UK
Dominic Gardiner, CEO, Jetpack Distribution, UK
Cyma Zarghami, Founder & CEO, Mimo Studios, USA


 

Let’s talk about Financing: How to find the missing piece to finance your content

The panel discuss the different ways to approach bringing finance together. There is coproduction which can bring tax incentives, but what other ways are there in the new world of kids’ content and brand? What convinces someone from who is not at the heart of kids’ tv to invest? Where might those people be? What would make it through Shark Tank/Dragon’s Den? 

From left to right:

Moderation: 
Sarah Baynes, The Creative Garden, UK

Speaker(s): 
Genevieve Dexter, Founder & CEO, Serious Kids, UK
Jayakumar Prabhakaran Nair, CEO, Toonz Media Group, India
Ken Faier, CEO and El Presidente, Epic Story Media Inc, Canada
Judith Chan, Executive Director, Coutts & Co, UK

IT'S ALL ABOUT AUTHENTICITY!                                                                                  

Kids today are fully embracing diversity, difference, empathy and caring about the world around them. Enabling them to be true to themselves is an all-important mission for producers and broadcasters alike.
This session takes a closer look at how content creators and platforms integrate authentic values, ideals, and both relatable and aspirational characters into their content and programming.
This session is curated by  Justine Bannister, Founder & Creative facilator, Just B, France

From left to right:

Moderation:
Shabnam Rezaie, Big Bad Boo Studios, Canada

Speaker(s):
Gary Milne, Head of content Development, Banijay Kids & Family, UK 
Orion Ross, VP Animation,  The Walt Disney Compagny, UK 
Telidja Klaï, Content Manager, Vrt-Ketnet, Belgium

30 MINUTES WITH

Understanding content and marketplace trends is essential when pitching your business to global companies. In this intimate session, a key content executive shares his programming, acquisition and commissioning strategies over 30 minutes.

Followed by a 15 minutes “Meet with the Team” at the end of the session.

Maud Branly

M6/Gulli - France

Rick Clodfelter

Disney Branded Television - USA

Christina Jang

Disney Branded Television - USA

Luca Milano

RAI - Italy

Ken Faier

EPIC MEDIA STORY - USA

The Essence of the Pitch

In this special session 30 MINUTES WITH, come & discover the must have & tips to prepare the best pitch for your IP & brand.  

Register for MIPJUNIOR 2022

                                               

The International Kids Screenings & Co-Production Market

                                               

15-16 October 2022

JW Marriott, Cannes, France

MIPJUNIOR Industry Showcases

Discover key companies line up & strategies for 2022 in KIDS content.

BETA KIDS & FAMILY

                                                                      

BETA KIDS & FAMILY presents the latest productions and formats for young audiences, 80 hours of international content across a range of genres and subjects. For us at Beta Kids&Family, it’s not about entertainment alone. The young audiences are at the center of our content and our co-developments. Because we want to support them, take them seriously, and challenge them in a sensible way. As a boutique business within Beta, we go by the motto: Moving. Meaningful. Magical.

Speaker: Claudia Schmitt, Head of Kids & Family Entertainment, Beta Kids & Family, Germany

SEABELIEVERS

Diving into an Era of ECOtainment

SeaBelievers is an ECOtainment musical adventure which has performed at the White House on Earth Day and also a huge part of the Oceans to Everglades initiative at the Super Bowl LIV.  SeaBelievers is also the 1st ever Children's Series to become an active Member of 1% for the Planet (proud member since 2015.  The former CEO of Patagonia Yvon Chouinard founded 1% for the Planet and SeaBelievers is only pre-school children's brand who commits 1% of annual sales to the environment.)

Speaker: Brien Arone, Founder and SeaEO, Seabelievers, USA

Indian animation & VFX: Forging a Global Destiny

Indian animation and visual FX are on a roll. Service work for domestic kids channels and for Hollywood and European clients has for long been a staple of Indian studios. And that work continues even as some of them are working hard on creating globally relevant original IPs and series. Meanwhile, broadcasters and OTTs continue to acquire animation content locally and globally.

The Indian government too - under the information and broadcasting ministry - has put in place measures to encourage international biggies to set up base in India as well kick start co-productions and collaborations between India and international studios.

A panel discussion between various stakeholders from industry and government gives you an insight into how India has established itself in the business of creation and creativity, what kids content buyers are looking for, how much easier co-productions have become now and how the country is working on building and fine tuning its creative muscle to make a further global impact in animation and VFX.

 

Speakers & moderator to be announced!

MIPJUNIOR Case Study

WILDBRAIN IP 360

As creators and producers navigate the complex path to discovery, WildBrain showcases four case studies to demonstrate the power of a 360 approach. Moving from classic, product-based or original IP through development, production, distribution – find out Caillou, Strawberry Shortcake, Boy & Dragon and Emojitown have evolved, led by a unique understanding of the audience, platforms and partners.

Moderator: Adam Woodgate, DUBIT, Senior Vice President, Media Insights

Speaker(s): Josh Scherba, President, Wildbrain, Canada; Matt Rennie, VP Content & Operations, Wildbrain Spark; Nico Lockhart, Director Production, Spark Digital Studio

Trends & Insights

The market intelligence sessions will help you gain key insights to track and understand the junior audience, identify and analyse trends in content (now and in the future) and, navigate smoothly through the shifting sands of viewership as well as Brands & IP distribution.

Binge watching session: kids audience successes across the globe

Presented by Avril Blondelot, Head of Content Insight, Glance

Dive into content through a review of the best 2022 launches and TV hits for kids.

Platform Dive: Distribution and Marketing Insights for Brands and IP     

Presented by Adam WOODGATE, SVP Media Insights, Dubit

Explore new ways for brands to navigate the complex path of IP distribution.

New kids on the block – Trends 2022, 23 and beyond                

Presented by Pete Robinson, CSO, KidsKnowBest

Provide decision makers with insight into the attitudes, behavior, and consumption of kids and youth audiences post covid and highlight emerging trends.

MIPJUNIOR Opening Night Party

Presented by NBCUniversal

Join us for an unforgettable night at the MIPJUNIOR Opening Night Party.

 

Saturday October 15th, 6:30-8:30pm, at the Majestic Hotel, Cannes
The Opening Party is presented by NBCUniversal Global Distribution, Kids & Family
Open to MIPJUNIOR registered participants only!

MIPJUNIOR Project 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.

Register for MIPJUNIOR 2022

                                               

The International Kids Screenings & Co-Production Market

                                               

15-16 October 2022

JW Marriott, Cannes, France