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Register Now for the TV Kids Festival


The full roster of speakers for the TV Kids Festival, taking place from February 7 to 10, has been unveiled. Sign up for your free registration to attend here.

The TV Kids 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 Festival is free. The inaugural festival attracted more than 1,700 participants.

Confirmed speakers are:

Eric Ellenbogen

CEO & Vice Chair, WildBrain

Richard Dickson

President & COO, Mattel

Benoît Di Sabatino

CEO, Banijay Kids & Family

Chris Nee

Creator & Executive Producer, Doc McStuffins; Ada Twist, Scientist; We the People

Vince Commisso

President & CEO, 9 Story Media Group

Louise Bucknole

General Manager, Kids & Family, U.K. & Ireland, Paramount Global

Francesca Newington

Director, POP Channels, Narrative Entertainment

Lucy Murphy

Director, Kids Content, U.K. & Ireland, Sky

Traci Paige Johnson

Creator & Executive Producer, Gabby’s Dollhouse

Halle Stanford

President, Television, The Jim Henson Company

Kevin & Dan Hageman

Creators, Star Trek: Prodigy

Marianne Lambert

Director, Acquisitions & Co-Productions, TFO

Brenda Bisner

Chief Content Officer, Kidoodle.TV

Kay Wilson Stallings

Executive VP, Chief Production & Creative Development Officer, Sesame Workshop

David Di Lorenzo

Senior VP, Kids & Family, Future Today

Emma Watkins

Creator & Star, Emma Memma: Sing. Dance. Sign.

Jennifer Twomey

Creator & Executive Producer, Gabby’s Dollhouse

Julie Kalceff

Creator, Writer & Director, First Day

Ed Galton


Dominic Gardiner

CEO, Jetpack Distribution

Frank Falcone

President & Executive Creative Director, Guru Studio

Genevieve Dexter

Founder & CEO, Serious Kids & Eye Present

Andrew Fitzpatrick

Chairman & Founder, Monster Entertainment

Sean Gorman

President, Cloudco Entertainment

Athena Georgaklis

Head, Development, Nelvana

Ira Singerman

VP, Development, Cyber Group Studios USA

Shabnam Rezaei

Co-Founder, Big Bad Boo Studios

Shaleen Sangha

VP, Content, Boat Rocker Studios, Kids and Family

Emmanuèle Pétry-Sirvin

Producer & Head, International, Dandelooo

David B. Williams

Senior VP & General Manager, Channels,

Bruno Zarka

President, Distribution, Syndication & Live Action, Toonz Media Group

Paul Robinson

Managing Director, Kartoon! Channel Worldwide, Genius Brands International

Kenn Viselman

Founder, The itsy bitsy Entertainment Company

Colin Williams

Founder & Creative Director, Sixteen South

Carlos Biern

Director, Content & Distribution, Kids & Family, DeAPlaneta Entertainment

Kirsty Stark

Producer, First Day

Yannick Ferrero

Senior VP, Digital Distribution, Entertainment One

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Execs to Discuss Edutainment at TV Kids Festival

Dandelooo’s Emmanuèle Pétry-Sirvin, The itsy bitsy Entertainment Company’s Kenn Viselman and Toonz Media Group’s Bruno Zarka will take part in a panel spotlighting how curricula, DNI, ecotainment and more are being woven into children’s shows at the TV Kids Festival, which you can register for here at no cost.