SPEAKERS IN 2013
Justine Bannister (UK)
Justine is an independent children’s media consultant with 20 years experience in the children’s entertainment industry. Her very broad skill set spans distribution, acquisitions, co-productions, production, post-production, marketing, brand and community management gained notably at 20th Century Fox, The Lagardère Group, Disney Channels, TV Loonland, Dupuis, Dargaud and PGS Entertainment.
She has a strong track record in spotting hot properties, acquiring them, and turning them into global brands. The three-times BAFTA-nominated Little Princess (TV Loonland) sold in 200 territories, the hugely successful Inazuma (Disney Channels France) and the Emmy-Award nominated The Jungle Bunch (PGS Entertainment) now being developed into a long form series and an animated Feature.
In her role as International Head of Distribution, Justine tripled sales revenues at Lagardère, Dupuis and Dargaud and quadrupled them at TV Loonland, inking several major pan-European and pan-global deals for key properties.
Justine has a BA in European Studies and Spanish and a trilingual Business Masters Degree from Barcelona University.
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