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Athena Georgaklis

Head of Development

Nelvana

Athena Georgaklis is the Head of Development for Nelvana. A highly-respected animation executive, Athena leads the acquisition of rights and the development of all original content for Nelvana. Athena is committed to develop creator-driven content, working with the studio’s producers, creators, and talent around the world that will resonate with kids of all ages, and find a home in all markets. She helmed the creation of Nelvana’s The Most Magnificent Thing, Superwish, Agent Binky: Pets of the Universe Ready for Space Travel, The Hardy Boys live-action series and more to come.

Athena has worked in Canadian broadcast and production for more than 22 years. Prior to Nelvana, she oversaw all original animation production for Corus Entertainment’s kids’ networks, supervising the development and production of Canadian content in both English and French. During that time, she led the production and development of hit shows like Johnny Test, Camp Lakebottom, Mysticons, 6TEEN, Cupcake and Dinosaur, Rocket Monkeys, and the Total Drama Island franchise.

Speaking on: Speed Meetings with Buyers; Speed Meetings with Buyers; 30 Minutes With Ed Horasz, Netflix Kids and Family; Spotlight on Corus Entertainment

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