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Patrick Elmendorff

Headquartered in Belgium, Studio 100 has developed expertise building 360-degree strategies for its kids’ and family titles. The company is involved in all stages of making true multiplatform brands, from production to TV distribution, theme parks, toys and other consumer products, apps, games and more. As the managing director of ...

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Hans Ulrich Stoef

A decade ago, Hans Ulrich Stoef co-founded m4e with a view to tapping into television, DVD, merchandising and other platforms to develop successful brands for kids and families. The company has been working to build itself into an independent content powerhouse, acquiring the distribution outfit Telescreen and later the TV-Loonland ...

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Steven DeNure

Born in 2006 with the merger of DECODE Entertainment and Halifax Film Company, DHX Media is today one of the largest independents in the kids’ programming business. Following its acquisitions of, among others, Studio B Productions, Wildbrain and Cookie Jar Entertainment, DHX has amassed a library of more than 8,500 ...

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Pierre Sissmann

Delivering shows with a unique visual style has long been a hallmark of Cyber Group Studios, and it has done so successfully for more than five years. Always on the cutting edge of technology, the French producer-distributor has built a catalogue that covers all animation styles and runs the gamut ...

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Claude de Saint Vincent

This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2012 issue of TV Kids’ Brand Licensing Special Report.   Some of Europe’s most cherished animated characters, including Lucky Luke and Tintin (who last year spawned a big-budget 3D CGI film from Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson), call the Média-Participations group home. The ...

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Rob Sorcher

This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2012 issue of TV Kids’ Cartoon Network Special Report.   In 2007, Stuart Snyder was assembling a new team to lead Cartoon Network into the future. To fill the post of chief content officer—responsible for original and acquired content as well as production ...

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Joe Godwin

This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2012 issue of TV Kids.   The U.K. is one of just a few markets in the world where Disney, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network haven’t managed to take the lead ahead of local incumbents in the competitive kids’ TV landscape. In the ten ...

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Lisa Henson

This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2012 issue of TV Kids.   From the 1960s through till his untimely death in 1990, Jim Henson was behind some of the most iconic characters in kids’ and family entertainment: Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie, The Muppet Show’s Kermit the Frog, the ...

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Carlos Biern

This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2012 issue of TV Kids.   In the highly competitive kids’ business, which has seen a number of companies fall by the wayside in the last few years, reaching 40 is a major milestone. Spain’s BRB Internacional heads into MIP Junior armed with ...

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Haim Saban

This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2012 issue of TV Kids.   More than 20 years ago, Haim Saban spotted a children’s show in Japan and saw the international appeal of a group of teens who “morphed” into superheroes and fought evil in an attempt to make the world ...

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