TV Kids Festival Adds Panel on European Animation


Xilam’s Marc du Pontavice, Superprod’s Clément Calvet and Dandelooo’s Emmanuèle Pétry-Sirvin will discuss the state of the European animation industry, what sets it apart on the global stage and the opportunities and challenges brought about by the proliferation of streaming platforms during a panel session taking place as part of the TV Kids Festival.

Du Pontavice, president of Xilam Animation; Calvet, president and producer at Superprod; and Pétry-Sirvin, co-founder and producer at Dandelooo, will weigh in on these topics and more. Registration for this event is free. Information on how to register will be available on Wednesday.

Taking place from February 2 to 5, 2021, the TV Kids Festival will feature keynotes and panels with leading executives and creatives discussing the importance of alliances in producing and distributing top-notch kids’ programming today. It will be streamed live and available on-demand on World Screen’s brand-new, state-of-the-art events and festivals platform.

Sponsorships for the TV Kids Festival 2021 are now sold out. 

TV Kids previously announced a panel session dedicated to the evolution of the distribution business, featuring CAKE’s Ed Galton, eOne Family Brands’ Monica Candiani and 9 Story Media Group’s Alix Wiseman. The festival will also feature a panel on kids’ co-productions, with Toon2Tango’s Ulli Stoef, Serious Lunch and Eye Present’s Genevieve Dexter, Boat Rocker Studios’ Jon Rutherford and Guru Studio’s Frank Falcone. A panel on acquisition strategies will include Cartoon Network’s Adina Pitt, M6’s Maud Branly, Kidoodle.TV’s Brenda Bisner and Hopster’s Ellen Solberg.

Also on the TV Kids Festival roster is Jonathan M. Shiff, creator of H20: Just Add Water, Mako Mermaids and The Bureau of Magical Things; Dan Povenmire, whose credits include Phineas and Ferb; Traci Paige Johnson and Angela Santomero, the co-creators of the hit series Blue’s Clues and Blue’s Clues & You!; Eric Ellenbogen, the CEO and vice chair of WildBrain; Claude Schmit, the CEO of Super RTL; and Sebastian Debertin, the head of fiction, acquisitions and co-productions at KiKA.