TV Kids Festival to Feature Panel on “Engaging Kids Today”


WildBrain’s Deirdre Brennan and Guru Studio’s Frank Falcone will participate in a candid conversation about navigating the complexities of the kids’ business during the TV Kids Festival, which you can register for here at no cost.

As the COO of WildBrain, Brennan plays a key role in driving the company’s holistic content strategy, overseeing integrated operations across its global distribution and AVOD businesses, as well as its suite of Family-branded broadcast channels in Canada. Falcone, president and executive creative director at Guru Studio, has been bringing film and television projects to life as an animator, director and executive producer for over 25 years. The executives will take part in a special session entitled Engaging Kids Today.

Brennan and Falcone join the lineup of TV Kids Festival speakers previously announced: M6 Group’s Philippe Bony, Mattel Television’s Frederic Soulie, WarnerMedia Kids & Family’s Adina Pitt, KiKA’s Sebastian Debertin, M6 Group’s Maud Branly, CBC Kids’ Marie McCann, DreamWorks Animation’s Peter Gal, Bluey’s Joe Brumm, Alma’s Way’s Sonia Manzano, Aardman’s Nick Park, Alice’s Wonderland Bakery’s Chelsea Beyl, Studio 100’s Hans Bourlon, Common Sense Networks’ Eric Berger,’s Chris M. Williams, WildBrain’s Josh Scherba, eOne’s Olivier Dumont, Cyber Group Studios’ Pierre Sissmann, M6 Group’s Coralie Boitrelle-Laigle, Serious Kids’ Genevieve Dexter, Jetpack Distribution’s Dominic Gardiner, Dandelooo’s Emmanuèle Pétry-Sirvin, Kidoodle.TV’s Brenda Bisner, Cyber Group Studios’ Raphaëlle Mathieu, TeamTO’s Corinne Kouper, Zephyr Animation’s David Sauerwein, CAKE’s Daniel Bays, Fred Rogers Productions’ Ellen Doherty and Atomic’s Jennifer Twiner McCarron, Matt Berkowitz and Richard Goldsmith.

Taking place from February 1 to 4, the TV Kids Festival 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 TV Kids Festival attracted more than 1,700 participants and 24,000 views.

You can register for the TV Kids Festival here for free.