Mercury Filmworks in the Spotlight at TV Kids Summer Festival


Mercury Filmworks’ Heath Kenny and Chantal Ling will take part in a joint session on the creativity at the heart of the studio during the TV Kids Summer Festival, which you can register for here free of charge.

Kenny is chief content officer, charged with spearheading the company’s move into original programming. As VP of original series and co-productions, Ling specializes in proprietary content and co-productions. Together, the executives will discuss the studio’s strengths as a service provider and the drive to more original content.

Taking place June 6 to 9, the TV Kids Summer Festival will feature keynotes and panels with leading executives and creatives discussing the major trends in the children’s programming business. It will be streamed live and available on-demand on Unlike other events requiring hefty registration fees, attendance to the TV Kids Summer Festival is free. The inaugural festival attracted more than 1,700 participants.

These executives join a roster of speakers already announced that includes Disney’s Ayo Davis, M6 Group’s Maud Branly, BBC Studios’ Cecilia Persson, Builder Brothers Dream Factory’s Drew and Jonathan Scott, media cartographer Evan Shapiro, Superprod’s Clément Calvet, Mediawan’s Julien Borde, Dandelooo’s Emmanuèle Pétry-Sirvin, HARI’s Sophie “Kido” Prigent,Moonbug’s Nicolas Eglau and Andy Yeatman, Cyber Group Studios’ Raphaëlle Mathieu, The WIT’s Bertrand Villegas, Sinking Ship Entertainment’s Matt Bishop, Toon2Tango’s Ulli Stoef, Banijay Kids & Family’s Delphine Dumont, ZDF Studios’ Katharina Pietzsch, Mondo TV’s Luana Perrero,9 Story Media Group’s Katrina Hitz-Tough, Epic Story’s Ken Faier, Aardman’s Rob Goodchild, Cookbook Media’s Rob Bencal,’s David B. Williams, WildBrain’s Lara Ilie,Kidoodle.TV’s Brenda Bisner, HappyKids’ David Di Lorenzo, Canela Kids’ Maggie Salas-Amaro and Playground’s Daniel Nordberg. Look for more announcements to come.

You can register for the TV Kids Summer Festival here, free of charge.

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