TV Kids Festival to Spotlight the U.K. & Ireland


Jetpack Distribution’s Dominic Gardiner, Serious Kids’ Genevieve Dexter, Monster Entertainment’s Andrew Fitzpatrick, Magic Light Pictures’ Muriel Thomas and Sixteen South’s Colin Williams will discuss the latest developments in British and Irish children’s programming during the TV Kids Festival, which you can register for here at no cost.

Gardiner is CEO of Jetpack Distribution. Dexter is CEO of Serious Kids and Eye Present. Fitzpatrick is chairman and founder of Monster. Thomas is international distribution director at Magic Light. Williams is founder and creative director of Sixteen South. They will come together to shine a light on Ireland and the U.K.’s kids’ industry during a special session as part of the TV Kids Festival.

These executives join the lineup of TV Kids Festival speakers previously announced: Sky Kids’ Lucy Murphy; TFO’s Marianne Lambert; Paramount UK & Ireland’s Louise Bucknole; Future Today’s David Di Lorenzo; Guru Studio’s Frank Falcone; DeAPlaneta Entertainment’s Carlos Biern; CAKE’s Ed Galton; Big Bad Boo Studios’ Shabnam Rezaei; Nelvana’s Athena Georgaklis; Cyber Group Studios’ Ira Singerman; Sesame Workshop’s Kay Wilson Stallings; Boat Rocker Studios’ Shaleen Sangha; 9 Story Media Group’s Vince Commisso; WildBrain’s Eric Ellenbogen; Banijay Kids & Family’s Benoît Di Sabatino; Doc McStuffins’ Chris Nee; Star Trek: Prodigy’s Kevin and Dan Hageman; Gabby’s Dollhouse’s Traci Paige Johnson and Jennifer Twomey; Emma Memma’s Emma Watkins; and First Day’s Julie Kalceff and Kirsty Stark. Look for more speaker announcements coming soon.

Taking place from February 7 to 10, 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.

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

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