With just 11 weeks to go until this year’s Kidscreen Summit takes place live in Miami, the organisers report that all planning and preparation is on track.
New York Times bestselling author and Newbery Award medalist Kwame Alexander will kick the week off with a keynote address on Monday, July 18, sharing the inspirational story of his unconventional journey in kids entertainment, and exploring how the simple act of saying yes to new opportunities can enable companies and creators to change the world.
The winners of the 2022 Kidscreen Awards will also be revealed at a high-profile live ceremony hosted by prolific voice actor, comedian and music artist Grey Griffin, who has voiced more than 1,700 animated characters since 1996. Her credits include such iconic roles as Vicky from The Fairly OddParents, Frankie Foster, Duchess and Goo from Foster’s Home for Imaginery Friends, Azula from Avatar: The Last Airbender, and Lola, Lana and Lily Loud from The Loud House. Griffin has also been the voice of Daphne Blake in every Scooby-Doo production since 2000.
Offering a diverse mix of keynotes and debates, research presentations, panel discussions, buyer intel Q&As and signature pitching and mentoring sessions, the full programme is available online at summit.kidscreen.com. Live-event attendees will also have anytime access to a library of video recordings from Kidscreen Summit Virtual, which took place online in March.
It’s anticipated that more than 1,600 delegates will take part in Kidscreen Summit’s virtual and live events this year. New registrations for the live event are coming in every day, and a current delegate list is available online at summit.kidscreen.com.
Broadcasters and streaming platforms will be well represented, including buyers from Amazon Kids, Apple TV+, Baby First, BBC Children’s & Education, Comcast/Xfinity, Disney Branded TV, Disney+/Disney Channels, HITN, ITV, Netflix, Nickelodeon, PBS KIDS, TVOKids, WarnerMedia, WildBrain Television and YouTube.
Execs from studios and distributors such as 9 Story Media Group, Atomic Cartoons, Boat Rocker Media, Cyber Group Studios, Dandelooo, DreamWorks Animation, Federation Kids & Family, GURU Studio, Mediatoon, Millimages, Moonbug Entertainment, Nelvana, Sesame Workshop, Silvergate Media, Studio 100, Studio Canal, Superights, The Jim Henson Company and WildBrain are also attending.
Registration for Kidscreen Summit 2022 is open, with a final Early Bird discount running until Friday, May 27. More information can be found online at summit.kidscreen.com.