September 29th, 15:00-18:00*, Kids Kino Industry platform
September 30th, 15:00-18:00*, Kids Kino Industry platform
Consultants: Maurice Wheeler, Managing Director, We Are Family, UK; Jesper Møller, Founder & Partner, Parka Pictures, Eagle Eye Film, Zooper Film, Denmark/Germany; Andrew Kavanagh, Founder & CEO, Kavaleer Productions, Ireland; Chris Dicker, Showrunner, Ireland; Tine Klint, CEO & Founder, Level K, Denmark
Thinking about developing your project within Kids Kino.Lab, script development workshops? – check our Kids Kino.Lab Consultants!
Kids Kino.Lab Consultants: Kirsten Bonnen Rask, script consultant, Norway; Philip LaZebnik, screenwriter, USA; Armin Prediger, screenwriter, Ireland
*Central European Summer Time
Individual meetings with international experts in the fields of scriptwriting and marketing strategies. We wanted to invite guests specialising in a variety of genres so as to meet the needs of creators involved in both feature film and TV series production. The meetings will last for up to 45 minutes and will require prior registration (only for participants with accreditation). Spaces are limited.
To book a meeting, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the Accreditation page at Kids Kino Industry website and fill in the Consultants’ Tables registration form. The meetings will be held on the Kids Kino Industry platform.
Managing Director, We Are Family, UK
Maurice Wheeler has developed audience-led strategies that have helped clients to: increase merchandise sales for the largest IP in the galaxy; create a games console that the whole family want to buy; create a commercially viable children’s charity product, and much more besides. The clients he has helped include the BBC, Disney, Microsoft, Google, Unilever and Lego.
Founder & Partner, Parka Pictures, Eagle Eye Film, Zooper Film, Denmark/Germany
Jesper Møller is an acclaimed writer and director with many animated features and TV series to his name. He has worked with US majors such as Warner, Disney and Sony, as well as most leading European animation studios. He is a founding partner of the Danish film company Parka Pictures and the German animation studios Eagle Eye Film and Zooper Film.
CEO & Founder, Kavaleer Production
Andrew is a multi-award-winning writer-director, producer and show-creator. His children’s TV shows can be seen in 23 languages in 140 countries worldwide and are watched every day by thousands of children. His short films have won awards on three continents and have screened at hundreds of festivals. The company he founded, Kavaleer, is in its nineteenth year of business and produces content for BBC, Netflix, Nickelodeon and dozens of other terrestrial and cable broadcasters. Most recently, he has been adapting ‘The Pomegranate Tree’ by Vanessa Altin as an animated feature film. He is married with two children and a cat and lives in Ireland.
Founder & CEO, LevelK, Denmark
Tine founded LevelK in 2009 and has dedicated the majority of her professional life to independent cinema with 20 years’ experience across international sales, aggregation and film financing. Tine Klint is an active panellist and jury member at international seminars, events and festivals, sharing expertise on international sales, aggregation, family distribution and the digital shift. Furthermore Tine is lecturing at the Nordic Producers Club that takes place every year during Cannes Film Festival and is a member of the European Film Academy.
Chris was previously Head of Development at Jam Media, where he was responsible for overseeing both the development slate and also individual projects for the last seven years. Chris continues to come up with new, original and interesting concepts and projects for various broadcasting platforms such as Amazon Prime, CBBC, DreamWorks and Nickelodeon. He developed Little Roy for CBBC, co-created the award-winning Becca’s Bunch (52 x 11-minute episodes) for Nickelodeon US and delivered his latest creation Jessy and Nessy (40 x 11-minute episodes) for Amazon Prime in March 2020.
Prior to his time at Jam Media, he co-founded the children’s television company TT Animation, now owned by Warner Brothers, where he developed numerous shows for Nick Jr., Disney Junior, CBC and many other international broadcasters. One of his creations was the multi-award-winning What’s Your News?, which won Chris the prestigious NHK Japan Prize for Children’s Television and the Grand Prix. Before he started working in children’s TV, Chris worked as a lead animator and designer in the games industry, working on such titles as The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Lego Star Wars, Pixar’s Finding Nemo, Haven: Call of the King, Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex and Buzz Lightyear of Star Command.
During lockdown, Chris set up Create Aid – an online art auction site where artists can donate their pieces and buyers can donate money to a charity of their choice in exchange for an artwork. Chris asked the animation community to share their artistic talents and the response was overwhelmingly positive, raising considerable funds for charities and frontline staff across the world.
Kirsten Bonnen Rask
script consultant, Norway
Kirsten is an experienced script consultant in all formats – shorts, features, TV series, and documentaries for adults as well as for children.
Philip LaZebnik is a screenwriter, writer of plays 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.
Armin Prediger has worked in the film industry for 30 years, 24 of those as a writer, head writer and script editor in live-action and animation.