28 september – 1 october 2021
warsaw, poland and online

poland’s international co-production forum for films and series aimed at the children’s market. part of kids kino international film festival.

poland’s international co-production forum for films and series aimed at the children’s market. part of kids kino international film festival.

Date: 28 September, 15:00-18:00 (script and marketing) / 29 September, 9:00-12:00 (script)

Venue: KKI platform / Kino Muranów

 

SESSION DESCRIPTION


Are you ready to develop your story but still searching for a workshops and tutors who could help you take the best out of your idea?

Consult your project of film or series for young audiences with Kids Kino Lab scriptwriting tutors. Our tutors: Armin Prediger, Philip LaZebnik (script tutors), will be happy to discuss the potential of your project during the Consultants’ Tables which will be held during the Kids Kino Industry forum.

Searching for a marketing expert? Or need a piece of advice in terms of audience development?

Book a meeting with our marketing and audience development expert Maurice Wheeler

 

Each consultation lasts for up to 45 minutes and will require prior registration.

For more details, filmmakers interested in Kids Kino Lab and meeting with our tutors, can contact Ula Pogorzelska: ula.pogorzelska@nowehoryzonty.pl.

 

CONSULTANTS


Armin Prediger

Armin Prediger

Kids Kino Lab scriptwriting tutor

Armin is a screenwriter, story editor, creative coach, mentor and consultant working in the entertainment industry for 31 years, 24 of those as a writer, head writer and script editor in live action and animation. Aside from mentoring and supporting the development of upcoming series (including mentoring at the German Academy for Children’s Media for seven years and teaching at the Huston School of Film & Digital Media in Galway, Ireland, and the La Poudriére animation school in Valence, France), he is in demand as a script doctor, consultant and developer of ideas and adaptations in film and television.

Building on an original concept that respects the passion of the creator as well as the requirements of the marketplace, Armin uses a variety of creative techniques in a modular approach to help the writer/producer team to generate a framework for an ongoing supply of original storylines and then mentors the creation of the bible, sample scripts and a final pitch.

Philip LaZebnik

Philip LaZebnik

Kids Kino Lab scriptwriting tutor

Philip is a screenwriter, playwright and a screenwriting consultant. Originally associated with Disney Studios and Dream Works. His screenwriting credits include “Mulan” and “Pocahontas” for Disney, and “The Prince of Egypt” and “The Road to El Dorado” for DreamWorks, among many others.

He has written the book for the theatrical musical “The Prince of Egypt” with songs by Stephen Schwartz, which opened at the Dominion Theatre in London’s West End in February, 2020.

Philip has considerable experience in film teaching: Polish Film School (Lodz, Poland), Bridging the Dragon (Mentor, China), North by Northwest (Tutor, Bornholm), Animationhus (Workshop, Viborg) and worked as a Film/Story Consultant for: “Antz” and “Shrek” (Story consultant, DreamWorks Feature Animation and PDI), “Lion King 1 ½” and “Mulan II” (Disney Television Animation), and numerous other films.

Philip’s goal is to foster a positive, supportive environment in the room, where we can discuss the screenwriting tools which are useful not only for developing the project in the workshop but also future scripts. These tools include analyzing story structure, understanding character motivations, and knowing what questions to ask when writing a script.

Maurice Wheeler

Maurice Wheeler

Managing Director, We Are Family, UK

For over 20 years Maurice Wheeler has developed audience-led strategies that have helped clients to – get the children of Britain to fall in love with cricket; understand how to create games console the whole family want to buy; create a commercially viable charity subscription product; take a heritage brand and get it ready for the 21st century and much much more. Maurice has helped many clients including Moonbug, Nickelodeon, BBC, Disney, Microsoft, Google, Universal Music, Unilever and Lego.