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Agenda

Monday, September 13

8:00am

Pitchfest 1 (8:00am - 9:00am)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Qing Fan
Producer, Content Investment & Co-Productions
Tencent

Darren Nartey
Acquisitions Manager: Films & Kids
ITV

Annita Romanelli
Head of Co-Productions and Preacquisitions
RAI (European co-pitches only)

Jamie Smy
Kids & Family Acquisitions - Disney+ and Disney Channels
Disney EMEA

Guillaume Soutter
Co-Founder
PGS

Pitchfest 2 (8:00am - 9:00am)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Melissa Hardinge
Senior Commissioning Editor, Independents
BBC Children's

David Sauerwein
Producer, CCO
APC Kids/Zephyr Animation

Carlene Tan
Director: Original Productions and Development - Kids (APAC)
WarnerMedia

Juliëtte van Paridon
Head of Kids Content
VPRO

Pitchfest Delegate Lounge (8:00am - 11:59pm)

This virtual social space will be open 24/7 during the event, offering ample drop-in tables for casual meetings and non-stop speed networking.

To enter the Virtual Delegate Lounge, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 
  2. Use GOOGLE CHROME Browser 
  3. High Speed Internet connection offers the best experience
  4. Click on the Enter Delegate Lounge button below (this button appears while the lounge is open)
  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  
  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform.
    Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for the Realscreen Summit event, so that
    the system recognizes you as an approved Marketplace+ passholder
  7. Enter “the venue” (and follow prompts from there)

9:30am

Pitchfest 1 (9:30am - 10:30am)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Claire Heinrich
Head of Acquisitions, Children & Youth Department
France Televisions

Sarah Lonsdale
Development Executive
9 Story Media Group

Brenda Maffuchi
Head of Acquisitions & Property Development
DeAKids

Sharon Moverman
VP of Acquisitions and International Operations
Hop! Channel

Amanda Vaughan
Production Executive, Corus Kids
Corus

Pitchfest 2 (9:30am - 10:30am)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Lisa Albers
Senior Editor
Super RTL

Ed Galton
CEO
CAKE

Josie Grierson
Director, Creative Affairs, Family Brands
eOne

Richard Rowe
Director of International Acquisitions
WildBrain (Distribution properties only)

11:00am

Pitchfest 1 (11:00am - 12:00pm)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Ellen Doherty
CCO
Fred Rogers Productions

Chantal Ling
VP of Original Series and Co-Productions
Mercury Filmworks

Drew Mullin
Executive in Charge of Production
CBC

Naléka N'Guessan
Acquisition Executive, Kids
France Televisions

Colin Williams
Creative Director
Sixteen South

Pitchfest 2 (11:00am - 12:00pm)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Louise Burgess
Acquisitions & Programme Manager
Milkshake!/Channel 5

Gillian Calvert Ridge
Global Distribution Director
Jetpack Distribution

Kez Margrie
Commissioning Editor, Independents 7+
BBC Children's (Pitches for 7+ only)

Gary Milne
Head of Content Development
Zodiak Kids

12:30pm

Pitchfest 1 (12:30pm - 1:30pm)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Jordan Geary
Senior Director of Current Series Production
Sesame Workshop

Rachel Reade Marcus
VP, Creative Development
Guru Studio

Bronwyn North-Reist
Executive Director, Development
Disney Channels (Live-action pitches only)

Liliana Reyes
SVP Content
Portfolio Entertainment

Pitchfest 2 (12:30pm - 1:30pm)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Natalie Engel
Director of Content, Children’s Programming
PBS

Luiz Filipe Figueira
Head of Programming & Content Strategy
Globo/Gloob & Gloobinho

Marc Hartlen
Production Coordinator, Development
Nelvana

2:00pm

Pitchfest 1 (2:00pm - 3:00pm)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Clara Carpinacci
Head of Content Strategy
Disney Channels, LatAm

Keith Dawkins
Founder & CEO
Rock Hill Media Ventures

Myles Hobbs
VP, Global Distribution
Cloudco Entertainment

Christina Reynolds
Executive, Kids Programming
Apple TV+

Pitchfest 2 (2:00pm - 3:00pm)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Christopher Keenan
SVP & Executive Producer, Content Development and Production
Mattel Television

Jon Ollwerther
President of Kartoon Channel
Genius Brands International

3:30pm

Pitchfest 1 (3:30pm - 4:30pm)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Lisa Cinelli
Executive in Charge of Production, Children’s and Youth Programming
CBC

Rick Clodfelter
Lead, Content Acquisitions and Partnerships
Disney Branded Television

Melinda Toporoff
Producer
WNET

Cyma Zarghami
Founder & CEO
MiMO Studios

Pitchfest 2 (3:30pm - 4:30pm)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Mary Bredin
Creative Development Producer
TeamTO

Dorothea Gillim
Creative Director-GBH Kids
GBH

Marianne Lambert
Director Co-Productions & Acquisitions
TFO

Lorna Withrington
VP, Development - Animation
WildBrain

5:00pm

Pitchfest 1 (5:00pm - 6:00pm)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Kait Boss
Director, Children's Television
The Jim Henson Company

Libbie Doherty
Head of Children’s Content
ABC Australia

Rose Stacey
Development Coordinator
Atomic Cartoons

Asa Tait
Director, Production
LEGO

Pitchfest 2 (5:00pm - 6:00pm)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Victor Elizalde
President
Viva Kids

Maria-Nicole Miriklis
Manager Acquisitions Children's
ABC Australia

Melanie Shannon
Creative Executive
Mattel Television

Tuesday, September 14

12:00am

Pitchfest Delegate Lounge (12:00am - 11:59pm)

This virtual social space will be open 24/7 during the event, offering ample drop-in tables for casual meetings and non-stop speed networking.

To enter the Virtual Delegate Lounge, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 
  2. Use GOOGLE CHROME Browser 
  3. High Speed Internet connection offers the best experience
  4. Click on the Enter Delegate Lounge button below (this button appears while the lounge is open)
  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  
  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform.
    Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for the Realscreen Summit event, so that
    the system recognizes you as an approved Marketplace+ passholder
  7. Enter “the venue” (and follow prompts from there)

8:00am

Pitchfest 1 (8:00am - 9:00am)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Leeger Liu
Producer
Tencent

Tyler Martin
Acquisitions Executive
ITV

Lynsey O'Callaghan
Director of International Content Acquisitions and Pre-school Current Series
Viacom International Media Networks

Barry Quinn
Senior Producer
BBC Children's

Annita Romanelli
Head of Co-Productions and Preacquisitions
RAI (European co-pitches only)

Pitchfest 2 (8:00am - 9:00am)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

James Chen Gu
General Manager, Animation Studio
UYoung

Helena Nylander
Acquistions Executive, Children
SVT

Vicky Schroderus
Executive in Charge of International Co-Productions and Acquisitions
YLE

Guillaume Soutter
Co-Founder
PGS

Kamel Weiss
Strategic Business Development Director
Spacetoon

9:30am

Pitchfest 1 (9:30am - 10:30am)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Jo Daris
CCO & Executive Producer
Toon2Tango GmbH & Co.KG

Brenda Maffuchi
Head of Acquisitions & Property Development
DeAKids

Sharon Moverman
VP of Acquisitions and International Operations
Hop! Channel

Enos Rakumo
Junior Fiction Editor
Super RTL

Pitchfest 2 (9:30am - 10:30am)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Pierre Belaisch
SVP, Creative Development
Cyber Group Studios

Ed Galton
CEO
CAKE

Katie Gascoyne
Creative Development Producer
Blue Zoo Animation Studio

Telidja Klaï
Content Manager (Ketnet)
VRT

Hugh Lawton
Commissioning Editor Independents 7+
BBC Children's (Pitches for 7+ only)

11:00am

Pitchfest 1 (11:00am - 12:00pm)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Sebastian Debertin
Head of International Content Acquisitions and Co-Productions
Ki.Ka

Ken Faier
President & CEO
Epic Story Media

Leticia Smith
Manager Sourcing & Acquisitions
Discovery Kids

Melinda Toporoff
Producer
WNET

Pitchfest 2 (11:00am - 12:00pm)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Adam Bailey
Animation Production & Development Manager, Nickelodeon International, ViacomCBS
Nickelodeon International, ViacomCBS

Delphine Dumont
SVP Distribution, Co-Production & Acquisitions
Zodiak Kids

Athena Georgaklis
Head of Development
Nelvana

Charlie Higson
Creative Development Producer
Blue Zoo Animation Studio

Jamie Smy
Kids & Family Acquisitions - Disney+ and Disney Channels
Disney EMEA

12:30pm

Pitchfest 1 (12:30pm - 1:30pm)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Shannon Bishop
Manager, Creative Affairs
eOne

Agustina Dompe
TV Acquisition Manager
Disney Channels, LatAm

Awani Kulkarni
Development Executive, Kids & Family
Shaftesbury

Linda Simensky
Head of PBS KIDS Content
PBS KIDS

Pitchfest 2 (12:30pm - 1:30pm)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Chapman Maddox
Vice President of Content
Boat Rocker

Veronica Manzerolle
Programming and Acquisitions Manager
WildBrain Television

Andrew Tolbert
Senior Director, Kids & Animation
Hello Sunshine (Family viewing & six to 11 pitches only)

2:00pm

Pitchfest 1 (2:00pm - 3:00pm)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Kim Diaz
Director of Production and Development
Sesame

Mike Pons
Director, Strategy & Planning
LEGO

Candida Zelaya
Director, Programming, Kids
Corus

Pitchfest 2 (2:00pm - 3:00pm)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Mary Bredin
Creative Development Producer
TeamTO

Marie McCann
Senior Director, CBC Kids
CBC

Jon Ollwerther
President of Kartoon Channel
Genius Brands International

3:30pm

Pitchfest 1 (3:30pm - 4:30pm)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Daniel Barnes
Development Executive
Cloudco Entertainment

Gabrielle Howard
Development Consultant
Fred Rogers Productions

Dianna Lau
Creative Development Executive
Apple TV+

Sarah Wallendjack
VP, Production & Development
9 Story Media Group

Pitchfest 2 (3:30pm - 4:30pm)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Matt Beagle
Senior Creative Producer for Kids Audio
Spotify (Audio pitches for 3 to 9s only)

Marianne Lambert
Director Co-Productions & Acquisitions
TFO

Holly Nichols
Development Manager
WildBrain

5:00pm

Pitchfest 1 (5:00pm - 6:00pm)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Aaron Behl
VP, Originals
Atomic Cartoons

David DiLorenzo
SVP Kids & Family
Future Today

Libbie Doherty
Head of Children’s Content
ABC Australia

Bronwyn North-Reist
Executive Director, Development
Disney Channels (Live-action pitches only)

Pitchfest 2 (5:00pm - 6:00pm)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Monica Dennis
Director, Preschool Content
Mattel Television (Preschool pitches only)

Halle Stanford
President of Television, Executive Producer
The Jim Henson Company

Neil Wade
Manager, Current Series
Nickelodeon

Wednesday, September 15

12:00am

Pitchfest Delegate Lounge (12:00am - 11:59pm)

This virtual social space will be open 24/7 during the event, offering ample drop-in tables for casual meetings and non-stop speed networking.

To enter the Virtual Delegate Lounge, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 
  2. Use GOOGLE CHROME Browser 
  3. High Speed Internet connection offers the best experience
  4. Click on the Enter Delegate Lounge button below (this button appears while the lounge is open)
  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  
  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform.
    Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for the Realscreen Summit event, so that
    the system recognizes you as an approved Marketplace+ passholder
  7. Enter “the venue” (and follow prompts from there)

8:00am

Pitchfest 1 (8:00am - 9:00am)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Hedda Bruessing
Head of Media & Business Development
BNNVARA

Helen Bullough
Head of BBC Children’s In House Productions
BBC Productions

Lina Foti
Executive Producer
Lion Forge Animation

Tabassum Modi
Content Head
DIY.org

Marion Winter
Senior Manager, Acquisitions & Co-Productions
Super RTL

Pitchfest 2 (8:00am - 9:00am)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Daniel Bays
VP of Development
CAKE Distribution Limited

Angel Geng
Producer, Tencent Video Kids
Tencent

Josie Grierson
Director, Creative Affairs, Family Brands
eOne

Melissa Lim
Head of Content Acquisitions and Co-Productions - Kid (APAC)
WarnerMedia

Vicky Schroderus
Executive in Charge of International Co-Productions and Acquisitions
YLE

9:30am

Pitchfest 1 (9:30am - 10:30am)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Laura Annis
Development Manager and Producer
Blue Zoo Animation Studio

Hedda Bruessing
Head of Media & Business Development
BNNVARA

Ken Faier
President & CEO
Epic Story Media

Amanda Vaughan
Production Executive, Corus Kids
Corus

Pitchfest 2 (9:30am - 10:30am)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Cecile Cau
VP of Sales, Acquisitions & Distribution
Zodiak Kids

Joris Eckelkamp
Head of Business Development, Europe
Cosmos-Maya

Adina Pitt
VP, Content Acquisitions, Partnerships and Co-Productions for the Americas, WarnerMedia Kids and Family
WarnerMedia

Richard Rowe
Director of International Acquisitions
WildBrain (Distribution properties only)

Paula Taborda dos Guaranys
Creative Executive Director Original Series Development
Planeta Junior

11:00am

Pitchfest 1 (11:00am - 12:00pm)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Sebastian Debertin
Head of International Content Acquisitions and Co-Productions
Ki.Ka

Marc Hartlen
Production Coordinator, Development
Nelvana

Hannah Rodgers
Senior Development Producers
BBC

Leticia Smith
Manager Sourcing & Acquisitions
Discovery Kids

Pitchfest 2 (11:00am - 12:00pm)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Clara Carpinacci
Head of Content Strategy
Disney Channels, LatAm

Christopher Dicker
Co-Founder
Sow You

Sabina McNally
Senior Acquisitions Manager
WarnerMedia

Eimear O'Mahony
Executive Producer, Children's & Young People's Programming
RTE Television

12:30pm

Pitchfest 1 (12:30pm - 1:30pm)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Alfredo Marun
Director of Development
Disney Television Animation

Bronwen O'Keefe
Live Action Content Consultant/Executive Producer
MiMO Studios

Doug Schwalbe
Founder
The Co-Production Company

AJ Trauth
VP, Kids
marblemedia

Pitchfest 2 (12:30pm - 1:30pm)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Jennilee Cummings
SVP, Live Action, Imagine Kids + Family
Imagine Entertainment

Victor Elizalde
President
Viva Kids

Karen Fowler
VP, Development
9 Story Media Group

Jessica Watson
Sr Director, Global Sales & Acquisitions
Boat Rocker Media (Pitches well along the development pipeline only)

2:00pm

Pitchfest 1 (2:00pm - 3:00pm)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Catie Asip
Asst. Director, Children's Programming
PBS KIDS

David Beckett Padbury
Development Executive
Guru Studio

Brenda Bisner
Chief Content Officer
Kidoodle.TV

Marney Malabar
Director, KidsTV
TVO

Pitchfest 2 (2:00pm - 3:00pm)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Keith Dawkins
Founder & CEO
Rock Hill Media Ventures

Gabrielle Howard
Development Consultant
Fred Rogers Productions

Pete Young
Director of Development
Splash Entertainment

3:30pm

Pitchfest 1 (3:30pm - 4:30pm)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Rick Clodfelter
Lead, Content Acquisitions and Partnerships
Disney Branded Television

Richard Goldsmith
President, Global Distribution and Consumer Products
Atomic Cartoons

Ira Singerman
VP of Development
Cyber Group Studios USA

Kitty Walsh
Director, Development
Disney Junior

Pitchfest 2 (3:30pm - 4:30pm)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Robert Fewkes
Executive Producer, Content Development
LEGO

Lorna Withrington
VP, Development - Animation
WildBrain

5:00pm

Pitchfest 1 (5:00pm - 6:00pm)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Mary-Ellen Mullane
Commissioning Editor
ABC Australia

Rosemary Palacios
Director, Talent Outreach, Inclusion and Content Development
Sesame Workshop

Halle Stanford
President of Television, Executive Producer
The Jim Henson Company

Ingrid Tous Tovar
Creative Executive, Development and Current
Moonbug Entertainment

Pitchfest 2 (5:00pm - 6:00pm)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Liz Bartels
Manager, Content Strategy
LEGO

Jamie Piekarz
Preschool Development Executive
Apple TV+

Kirsten Samanich
Manager, Preschool
Nickelodeon

Melanie Shannon
Creative Executive
Mattel Television

Thursday, September 16

12:00am

Pitchfest Delegate Lounge (12:00am - 11:59pm)

This virtual social space will be open 24/7 during the event, offering ample drop-in tables for casual meetings and non-stop speed networking.

To enter the Virtual Delegate Lounge, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 
  2. Use GOOGLE CHROME Browser 
  3. High Speed Internet connection offers the best experience
  4. Click on the Enter Delegate Lounge button below (this button appears while the lounge is open)
  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  
  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform.
    Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for the Realscreen Summit event, so that
    the system recognizes you as an approved Marketplace+ passholder
  7. Enter “the venue” (and follow prompts from there)

8:00am

Pitchfest 1 (8:00am - 9:00am)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Helen Arnsten
Head of Development
Blue Zoo Animation Studio

Maud Branly
Children Acquisitions Director & International TV Channels Children Programming Director
M6

Tabassum Modi
Content Head
DIY.org

Krystal Yang
Programming Editor, Tencent Video Kids
Tencent

Pitchfest 2 (8:00am - 9:00am)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Joris Eckelkamp
Head of Business Development, Europe
Cosmos-Maya

Telidja Klaï
Content Manager (Ketnet)
VRT

Kim Powers
Series Producer, Live action
9 Story Media Group

Zheng (Clara) Yang
VP International Business
UYoung

Andrea Ziem
Senior Fiction Editor
Super RTL

9:30am

Pitchfest 1 (9:30am - 10:30am)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Massimo Bruno
Director of TV Channels
DeAKids

Jo Daris
CCO & Executive Producer
Toon2Tango GmbH & Co.KG

Luca Fiore
Director of Content
Azoomee

Marion Winter
Senior Manager, Acquisitions & Co-Productions
Super RTL

Pitchfest 2 (9:30am - 10:30am)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Kyle Jenkins
Programme and Acquisition Manager
Milkshake!/Channel 5

Lionel Marty
General Manager
APC Kids

Sophie Prigent
Global Sales Director
Jetpack Distribution

Elizabeth Randall
Senior Development & Editorial Manager, Children's
BBC Studios

11:00am

Pitchfest 1 (11:00am - 12:00pm)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Amy Buscombe
Commissioning Editor, Drama, Independents 7+
BBC Children's (Pitches for 7+ only)

Luiz Filipe Figueira
Head of Programming & Content Strategy
Globo/Gloob & Gloobinho

Marney Malabar
Director, KidsTV
TVO

Candida Zelaya
Director, Programming, Kids
Corus

Pitchfest 2 (11:00am - 12:00pm)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Sean Henry
Head of Content Strategy & Acquisitions, Kids EMEA
WarnerMedia

Suzanne Kelly
Group Head of Children's & Young People's Content
RTE Television

Heath Kenny
Chief Creative Officer
Mercury Filmworks

Julia Rowlands
VP of Sales, Acquisitions & Co-Productions
Zodiak Kids

12:30pm

Pitchfest 1 (12:30pm - 1:30pm)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Melvin Benson
Development Coordinator
Atomic Cartoons

Kenny Chapman
Development Manager
DreamWorks

Veronica Manzerolle
Programming and Acquisitions Manager
WildBrain Television

Pete Young
Director of Development
Splash Entertainment

Pitchfest 2 (12:30pm - 1:30pm)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Nadia Mykhaylyuk-Geers
Senior Manager, Content Distribution, EMEA
LEGO

Shaleen Sangha
VP Content, Kids and Family
Boat Rocker

Hila Sharif
Senior Manager, Creative Development
Spin Master Entertainment

2:00pm

Pitchfest 1 (2:00pm - 3:00pm)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Daniel Barnes
Development Executive
Cloudco Entertainment

Alfredo Marun
Director of Development
Disney Television Animation

Doug Schwalbe
Founder
The Co-Production Company

Kay Wilson Stallings
EVP Creative & Production
Sesame Workshop

Pitchfest 2 (2:00pm - 3:00pm)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Mary Bredin
Creative Development Producer
TeamTO

Athena Georgaklis
Head of Development
Nelvana

Martha Sepulveda
Senior Director of Development
9 Story Media Group

3:30pm

Pitchfest 1 (3:30pm - 4:30pm)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Shannon Bishop
Manager, Creative Affairs
eOne

Carla de Jong
Head of Production
Sinking Ship Entertainment

Mollie Freilich
Senior Manager, Current Series
Nickelodeon

Liliana Reyes
SVP Content
Portfolio Entertainment

Pitchfest 2 (3:30pm - 4:30pm)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Sidney Clifton
SVP of Animation and Mixed Media
The Jim Henson Company

Tommy Gillespie
Director, Children's Programming
PBS

Marcy Gunther
Executive Producer and Director of Media Development for Children’s Media, GBH
GBH

Lauren Rose
Senior Manager, Live-Action Content
Mattel Television (Girl-centered pitches only)

5:00pm

Pitchfest 1 (5:00pm - 6:00pm)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Mary-Ellen Mullane
Commissioning Editor
ABC Australia

Ira Singerman
VP of Development
Cyber Group Studios USA

Tara Sorensen
Head of Children's Programming
Apple TV+

AJ Trauth
VP, Kids
marblemedia

Pitchfest 2 (5:00pm - 6:00pm)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Kait Boss
Director, Children's Television
The Jim Henson Company

Hannah Kole
Development Executive
Moonbug Entertainment

Kerry Novick
SVP Global Sales & Co-Productions
Sparky Animation

Friday, September 17

12:00am

Pitchfest Delegate Lounge (12:00am - 6:00pm)

This virtual social space will be open 24/7 during the event, offering ample drop-in tables for casual meetings and non-stop speed networking.

To enter the Virtual Delegate Lounge, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 
  2. Use GOOGLE CHROME Browser 
  3. High Speed Internet connection offers the best experience
  4. Click on the Enter Delegate Lounge button below (this button appears while the lounge is open)
  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  
  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform.
    Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for the Realscreen Summit event, so that
    the system recognizes you as an approved Marketplace+ passholder
  7. Enter “the venue” (and follow prompts from there)

8:00am

Pitchfest 1 (8:00am - 9:00am)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Lena Byrne
Co-Founder
Sow You

Sarah Lonsdale
Development Executive
9 Story Media Group

Elizabeth Randall
Senior Development & Editorial Manager, Children's
BBC Studios

Colin Williams
Creative Director
Sixteen South

Pitchfest 2 (8:00am - 9:00am)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Viktoria Johansson
Acquisitions Executive, Children
SVT

Rhea Liu
Programming Editor, Tencent Video Kids
Tencent

Juliëtte van Paridon
Head of Kids Content
VPRO

Kamel Weiss
Strategic Business Development Director
Spacetoon

9:30am

Pitchfest 1 (9:30am - 10:30am)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Pierre Belaisch
SVP, Creative Development
Cyber Group Studios

Luca Fiore
Director of Content
Azoomee

Cerys Griffiths
Creative Director, BBC Learning
BBC Children's

Emily Jenkins
Director Creative Development
Guru Studio

Awani Kulkarni
Development Executive, Kids & Family
Shaftesbury

Pitchfest 2 (9:30am - 10:30am)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Daniel Bays
VP of Development
CAKE Distribution Limited

Massimo Bruno
Director of TV Channels
DeAKids

Telidja Klaï
Content Manager (Ketnet)
VRT

Paula Taborda dos Guaranys
Creative Executive Director Original Series Development
Planeta Junior

Andrea Ziem
Senior Fiction Editor
Super RTL

11:00am

Pitchfest 1 (11:00am - 12:00pm)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Agustina Dompe
TV Acquisition Manager
Disney Channels, LatAm

Josie Grierson
Director, Creative Affairs, Family Brands
eOne

Myles Hobbs
VP, Global Distribution
Cloudco Entertainment

Mia Rodak
Executive Producer, Digital, CBC Kids
CBC

Pitchfest 2 (11:00am - 12:00pm)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Zia Bales
Lead Acquisitions, Partnerships and Coproductions, Kids EMEA
WarnerMedia

Olexa Hewryk
VP & Head of Animation
Sesame Workshop

Gavin Lankford
Senior Programming Associate
PBS KIDS

Edward Moline
Development Producer
Zodiak Kids

12:00pm

Fun & Games Lunch (12:00pm - 1:00pm)

Join us at lunchtime on the last day of Pitchfest for a fun virtual mixer in the Delegate Lounge! We’ll have small-group activities like Trivia, Pictionary, Scattergories and Charades…or you can just enjoy eating and chatting with other delegates.

12:30pm

Pitchfest 1 (12:30pm - 1:30pm)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Kenny Chapman
Development Manager
DreamWorks

Ellen Doherty
CCO
Fred Rogers Productions

Carl Reed
President
Lion Forge Animation

Lauren Rose
Senior Manager, Live-Action Content
Mattel Television (Girl-centered pitches only)

Pitchfest 2 (12:30pm - 1:30pm)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Lisa Brenner
Senior Creative Producer, Kids Audio Content
Spotify (Audio pitches for 3 to 9s only)

Alexis Grieve
Manager of Development & Co Producer
Sinking Ship Entertainment

Holly Nichols
Development Manager
WildBrain

Kirsten Samanich
Manager, Preschool
Nickelodeon

2:00pm

Pitchfest 1 (2:00pm - 3:00pm)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Sidney Clifton
SVP of Animation and Mixed Media
The Jim Henson Company

Kristin Cummings
VP, Atomic Originals
Atomic Cartoons

Brad Pettingell
Executive in Charge of Production
PBS

Kitty Walsh
Director, Development
Disney Junior

Pitchfest 2 (2:00pm - 3:00pm)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Jennilee Cummings
SVP, Live Action, Imagine Kids + Family
Imagine Entertainment

David DiLorenzo
SVP Kids & Family
Future Today

Hila Sharif
Senior Manager, Creative Development
Spin Master Entertainment

3:30pm

Pitchfest 1 (3:30pm - 4:30pm)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Felipe Baquero
Manager, Content Distribution
LEGO

Hannah Kole
Development Executive
Moonbug Entertainment

Kerry Novick
SVP Global Sales & Co-Productions
Sparky Animation

Pitchfest 2 (3:30pm - 4:30pm)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Koyalee Chanda
VP, Kids and Animation
Hello Sunshine (Preschool & bridge pitches only)

Monica Dennis
Director, Preschool Content
Mattel Television (Preschool pitches only)

Miriam Ritchie
Senior Director, Preschool
Nickelodeon

Wednesday, September 22

10:00am

Pitchfest 1 (Rescheduled) (10:00am - 11:00am)

Connect with top broadcasters, platforms, buyers and investors with the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective format features 14-minute meetings—plenty of time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Ben Lehmann
SVP, Head of Live-Action Production
Sesame Workshop

Joanna Rosenthal
Manager, Content Acquisitions and Coproductions
WarnerMedia