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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
Tencent

Darren Nartey
Senior Acquisitions Manager, Films & Kids
ITV

Annita Romanelli
Head of Co-Productions & Presales
RAI (European co-pitches only)

Jamie Smy
Kids & Family Acquisitions, Disney+/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 and Co-Founder Zephyr Animation
APC Kids/Zephyr Animation

Carlene Tan
Director, Original Productions & 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 Pitchfest event, so that
    the system recognizes you as an approved 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's & Youth Department
France Televisions

Sarah Lonsdale
Development Executive
9 Story Media Group

Brenda Maffuchi
Chief of Co-Productions, Licensing and Sales Officer
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 Commissioning Editor & Development Lead
Super RTL

Edward Galton
CEO
CAKE

Josie Grierson
Director Original Content Pre School Family Brands
eOne

Richard Rowe
Executive Producer TV Series
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 & Executive Producer
Fred Rogers Productions

Chantal Ling
VP, Original Series & Co-Productions
Mercury Filmworks

Drew Mullin
Executive in Charge of Production, Kids
CBC

Naléka N'Guessan
Editorial Manager, Acquisitions Children’s & Education
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 of Development
Guru Studio

Bronwyn North-Reist
Executive Director, Original Series
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
Development Consultant, Writer, Producer
PBS

Luiz Filipe Figueira
Head of Content Strategy, International Co-Productions & Acquisitions
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

Christina Reynolds
Creative Executive, 6-11
Apple TV+

Myles Wilkins-Hobbs
VP, Global Distribution
Cloudco Entertainment

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
Independent Producer
Mattel Television

Jon Ollwerther
EVP
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 & Youth
CBC

Rick Clodfelter
Executive Director, Content Acquisitions & Partnerships
Disney Branded Television

Melinda Toporoff
Co-Executive Producer & Writer, Kids' Media & Education
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

Marianne Lambert
Director Co-Productions & Acquisitions
TFO

Lorna Withrington
Creative Executive
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
Children's Television Executive
The Jim Henson Company

Libbie Doherty
Head of ABC Children & Family
ABC Australia

Rose Stacey
Manager, Development
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 Pitchfest event, so that
    the system recognizes you as an approved 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
Senior Director Acquisitions, Content Partnerships & Preschool Production
Viacom International Media Networks

Barry Quinn
Creative Producer
BBC Children's

Annita Romanelli
Head of Co-Productions & Presales
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
Senior Executive, International Co-Productions & 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 & Producer
Toon2Tango GmbH & Co.KG

Brenda Maffuchi
Chief of Co-Productions, Licensing and Sales Officer
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

Edward 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 & Co-Productions
Ki.Ka

Ken Faier
CEO & El Presidente
Epic Story Media

Leticia Smith
Acquisitions Manager
Discovery Kids

Melinda Toporoff
Co-Executive Producer & Writer, Kids' Media & Education
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
Director, Animation Development & Production (Kids & Family)
Nickelodeon International, ViacomCBS

Delphine Dumont
Chief Commercial Officer
Zodiak Kids

Athena Georgaklis
Vice President
Nelvana

Charlie Higson
Creative Development Producer
Blue Zoo Animation Studio

Jamie Smy
Kids & Family Acquisitions, Disney+/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
Sr Manager Content Acquisition
Disney Channels, LatAm

Awani Kulkarni
Development Executive, Kids & Family
Shaftesbury

Linda Simensky
Head of Animation & Scripted 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
Director, Programming & Acquisitions
WildBrain Television

Andrew Tolbert
Vice President, 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
VP, Creative 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, Children's Content
CBC

Jon Ollwerther
EVP
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
Executive Producer & TV Development Executive
Cloudco Entertainment

Gabrielle Howard
Creative Development Manager
Fred Rogers Productions

Dianna Lau
Creative Consultant/Producer
Apple TV+

Sarah Wallendjack
Senior Director, Content 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, Atomic Originals
Atomic Cartoons

David Di Lorenzo
SVP, Kids & Family
Future Today

Libbie Doherty
Head of ABC Children & Family
ABC Australia

Bronwyn North-Reist
Executive Director, Original Series
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
Sr Director Cont Creat-MatTV
Mattel Television (Preschool pitches only)

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

Neil Wade
Executive-In-Charge for Animated 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 Pitchfest event, so that
    the system recognizes you as an approved 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
BNNVARA

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

Lina Foti
Executive Producer
Lion Forge Animation

Tabassum Modi
Head of Content
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
SVP, Development
CAKE Distribution Limited

Angel Geng
Producer, Tencent Video Kids
Tencent

Josie Grierson
Director Original Content Pre School Family Brands
eOne

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

Vicky Schroderus
Senior Executive, International Co-Productions & 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
BNNVARA

Ken Faier
CEO & El Presidente
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:

Cécile Cau
SVP, Sales, Co-Productions & Acquisitions
Zodiak Kids

Joris Eckelkamp
Head of Business Development, Europe
Cosmos-Maya

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

Richard Rowe
Executive Producer TV Series
WildBrain (Distribution properties only)

Paula Taborda dos Guaranys
EVP, Acquisitions & 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 & Co-Productions
Ki.Ka

Marc Hartlen
Production Coordinator, Development
Nelvana

Hannah Rodgers
Senior Development Producers
BBC

Leticia Smith
Acquisitions Manager
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
Creator & Showrunner & Executive Producer
Sow You

Sabina McNally
Former 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, Family & YA
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 & Production
9 Story Media Group

Jessica Watson
Vice President, Global Sales & Strategic Partnerships
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:

Cathryn Asip
Associate Director, Content
PBS KIDS

Brenda Bisner
Chief Content Officer
Kidoodle.TV

Marney Malabar
Consultant
TVO

Dave Padbury
Development Executive
Guru Studio

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
Creative Development Manager
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
Executive Director, Content Acquisitions & Partnerships
Disney Branded Television

Richard Goldsmith
President, Global Distribution & Consumer Products
Atomic Cartoons

Ira Singerman
Head of Development USA
Cyber Group Studios USA

Kitty Walsh
Executive 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
Creative Executive
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 Children and Family Content
ABC Australia

Rosemary Palacios
Director, Talent Outreach, Inclusion & 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
Content Producer/Creative Consultant
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 Pitchfest event, so that
    the system recognizes you as an approved 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
Director, Children's Acquisitions & International TV Channels Programming
M6

Tabassum Modi
Head of Content
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, TV Channels
DeAKids

Jo Daris
CCO & 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
Acquisitions and Programme Director, Milkshake!
Milkshake!/Channel 5

Lionel Marty
Managing Director
APC Kids

Sophie Prigent
Head of Distribution
Jetpack Distribution

Liz Randall
Head of Development, Indies, BBC Studios Kids & Family
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 Content Strategy, International Co-Productions & Acquisitions
Globo/Gloob & Gloobinho

Marney Malabar
Consultant
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
Head of Children's & Young People's Content
RTE Television

Heath Kenny
Founder, You and Eye Creative & Virtual CCO, Mercury Filmworks
Mercury Filmworks

Julia Rowlands
SVP Sales, Co-Productions and Acquisitions
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 Manager
Atomic Cartoons

Kenny Chapman
Director, Development
DreamWorks

Veronica Manzerolle
Director, Programming & Acquisitions
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
Boat Rocker

Hila Sharif
Director of 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
Executive Producer & TV Development Executive
Cloudco Entertainment

Alfredo Marun
Director of Development
Disney Television Animation

Doug Schwalbe
Founder
The Co-Production Company

Kay Wilson Stallings
EVP, Chief Creative Development and Production Officer
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
Vice President
Nelvana

Martha Sepulveda
Senior Development Executive
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/Executive Producer
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
Head, Creative, Animation
The Jim Henson Company

Tommy Gillespie
Senior Director, Content Production
PBS

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

Lauren Rose
Sr. Manager Content Live Action
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 Children and Family Content
ABC Australia

Ira Singerman
Head of Development USA
Cyber Group Studios USA

Tara Sorensen
Head of Children's Programming
Apple TV+

AJ Trauth
VP, Kids, Family & YA
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
Children's Television Executive
The Jim Henson Company

Hannah Kole
Senior Development Executive
Moonbug Entertainment

Kerry Novick
VP, Global Distribution
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 Pitchfest event, so that
    the system recognizes you as an approved 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

Liz Randall
Head of Development, Indies, BBC Studios Kids & Family
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
Head of Content Production
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
SVP, Development
CAKE Distribution Limited

Massimo Bruno
Director, TV Channels
DeAKids

Telidja Klaï
Content Manager (Ketnet)
VRT

Paula Taborda dos Guaranys
EVP, Acquisitions & 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
Sr Manager Content Acquisition
Disney Channels, LatAm

Josie Grierson
Director Original Content Pre School Family Brands
eOne

Mia Rodak
Executive Producer, Digital, CBC Kids
CBC

Myles Wilkins-Hobbs
VP, Global Distribution
Cloudco Entertainment

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:

Olexa Hewryk
VP & Head of Animation Production
Sesame Workshop

Gavin Lankford
Senior Programming Associate
PBS KIDS

Edward Moline
Creative Producer
Zodiak Kids

Zia Sands
Lead Acquisitions, Partnerships & Co-Productions, Kids & Family EMEA
WarnerMedia

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
Director, Development
DreamWorks

Ellen Doherty
CCO & Executive Producer
Fred Rogers Productions

Carl Reed
President
Lion Forge Animation

Lauren Rose
Sr. Manager Content Live Action
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
Director of Partnerships
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
Head, Creative, Animation
The Jim Henson Company

Kristin Cummings
VP, Originals
Atomic Cartoons

Brad Pettingell
Executive in Charge of Production
PBS

Kitty Walsh
Executive 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 Di Lorenzo
SVP, Kids & Family
Future Today

Hila Sharif
Director of 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
Senior Development Executive
Moonbug Entertainment

Kerry Novick
VP, Global Distribution
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
SVP, Animation
Hello Sunshine (Preschool & bridge pitches only)

Monica Dennis
Sr Director Cont Creat-MatTV
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:

Benjamin Lehmann
Executive Producer
Sesame Workshop

Joanna Rosenthal
Manager, Content Acquisitions and Coproductions
WarnerMedia