The New Must-Have TV: Kids Live Action

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
New Brunswick

As the number of globally available streamers grows, so too has awareness that a robust kids and family offering is a must-have to compete for household subscription dollars. What are the hot trends capturing the attention of commissioners and what is old news? What are the need-to-knows about working in the genre? What’s it like working with teen and tween talent?!? And most critically: what makes a kids live-action show the stuff Emmy voters and M&L lawyers drool over versus one that’s just good?


Athena Georgaklis
Head of Development
Nelvana Enterprises


Libbie Doherty
Head of Children’s Production
ABC - Australia

Melissa Hardinge
Senior Commissioning Editor

Cort Lane
SVP Animation & Family Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC

Christin Simms
Writer, Executive Producer
Sinking Ship Entertainment

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At the Banff Media Festival, we met with Netflix and took a ride up Sulphur Mountain on the gondola. That’s where we made the pitch.
- Naveen Prasad, EVP and GM, Elevation Pictures?


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