For animated TV series projects
For animation feature projects
Finding together the best growth models for and with animation
Imagineering the Future of Animation and Digital Content
For young talents in animation
You can find here the full list of participants registered (14 November 2022)
As producer she has not only had substantial experience producing a number of award-winning animation and live action features and shortsfilms, but who has also had a substantial prior experience producing a wide variety of features, TV programmes, animated short films and documentaries… Among the many awards obtained (Cannes, Annecy, Locarno…), we can highlight 2 Goya Award and 8 nominations to the same award. The editorial line are films always betting on an auteur’s cinema of high quality.
Sophie graduated from the Émile Cohl in Lyon and Les Gobelins in Paris, studying production management. Her career soared after being hired by former Disney artists’ studio Welldone. This first job boosted her desire to work in close collaboration with artists and to follow the various stages in putting together a film.After having participated in super productions such as A Monster in Paris (Europacorp) and Despicable Me (MacGuff), Sophie wanted to return to productions that were on a smaller, friendlier scale. After producing many cartoon series (The Crumpets, Tu Mourras moins bête, Miru Miru and Ariol), she realized it was high time to start her own company. And so, Andarta Pictures was born.
Miguel Aldasoro is an International Sales Director and Co-producer in EMEA. He has 20 years of experience in Animation, either in the Internet and gaming industry at Zinkia Entertainment (project manager of Pocoyo), or as international sales director at Vodka Capital (Jelly Jamm, Bugsted…). He is currently working in Anima in charge of international sales, co-productions, brand building strategies, distribution partnerships with licensing companies, broadcasters and digital companies (Cleo&Cuquin, Piny, Lea&Pop, Tito Lizzardo).
Lars Wagner is a seasoned entertainment executive and has focused on the kids & family space in the last 15 years. He has held several senior management roles at Disney, Warner, Universal, Paramount and Discovery and is now an investor and an Executive Producer e.g. for The Magic Lilly Company.
Paul has been the financial controller at (5 times Oscar-nominated) Cartoon Saloon since 2008. He leads an accounts team that manages a large group of companies and oversees the financial reporting on all the company’s productions. An important part of the team’s work is raising finance from state, tax and commercial sources. Before that, Paul worked in Europe as accountant and project manager for large European and US companies.
Over Cartoon Saloon’s history, Tomm has worked as Director, Art Director, Storyboarder, Animator and Illustrator across a range of the studio’s projects . Tomm has directed 3 universally successful feature films. All three were nominated for Best Animated Feature at the ACADEMY AWARD® The Secret of Kells in 2010 and the spiritual follow-up, Song of the Sea in 2015. His latest feature film “Wolfwalkers” which he co-directed with Ross Stewart received several prominent critics awards including LAFCA Award and NYFCC Award as well as nominations for a Golden Globe and a BAFTA and wins in several categories including Best Director and Best Independent Feature at the 2021 Annie Awards. He is currently working as a producer across several of Cartoon Saloon’s new film and series projects as well as refocusing on his personal art training.
Gerry has been Managing Director Cartoon Saloon Limited since 2012. Cartoon Saloon is an Irish Animation Studio based in Kilkenny with a crew of over 200 and works mainly on it own developed and originally created films, TV series and short films. The studio has received an Academy Award nomination for all of its feature productions: The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea , The Breadwinner and Wolfwalkers and also for the short film Late Afternoon. TV shows include Puffin Rock and Dorg Van Dango.
Charlotte Appelgren is the General Secretary of Cine-Regio (Europe’s Regional Film & AV Funds), but also co-author of The Fine Art of Co-producing and contributor to publications on European film financing & co-productions, gender balance and the green transition. Appelgren holds a M.Sc./Arts (cand.negot) from SDU, Denmark and has previously worked as Int. Executive with Merlin Films; MEDIA Desk Denmark; Festival Manager at the Danish Film Institute & two Danish production companies.
Sarita Christensen started her career in the film business at Zentropa in 1997. In January 2004 Sarita established the children and youth division Zentropa GRRRR under the Zentropa Corporation, with the primary objective to create entertainment for children and youth.
Copenhagen Bombay was founded in 2006 with the main focus to develop original stories for children and youth, producing feature films, TV series, animation films, books, concepts etc. for all available platforms.
Producer of reality, animation series, live action, podcasts,.… Publisher of books, comics and educational board games. Owner of a theater production company
Christophe Mounié is teacher and referent in animation & video games for the Bachelor and Master in the Ecole de Condé art school located in Marseille, France. He is also involved in many creative fields.
Esra (she/her) leads global brand strategies for iconic preschool brands Peppa Pig and PJ Masks, new series Kiya, and a development slate of new preschool shows for the future. Partnering with creative and commercial teams, Esra sets content development and rollout strategies globally, as well as long-term growth vision and brand plans to drive delivery of ambitious commercial goals. Esra and her team are based in London.
Graduated from the Institut International de l’Image et du Son (3IS), he began his career as a press agent where he worked for renowned directors such as Michael Haneke (double Palme d’Or at Cannes), Takeshi Kitano and David Lynch. Passionate about animation, he went back to school to study animation production at the Gobelins school. After graduating, he alternates between animation and live-action projects in different positions: assistant director, production manager, producer…
Cécile has three passions : the arts, story and education. She started her career in visual effects, studied political storytelling and psychoanalysis and became a lecturer in cultural studies and political storytelling in France and abroad for several years. She taught cultural studies and storytelling in various institutions such as Sciences Po Paris, La Sorbonne, the University of St Andrews and the Foreign Office in London. She became Director of International Development at Gobelins in 2012 and Head of the Master in Animation in 2021.
Since 2001 Nuria Guinnot has been working in production on different audiovisual projects in Germany, Spain, Mexico and Greece. In 2013 she worked as a consultant in the audiovisual sector in Gran Canaria, offering her services to both the public administration and local private companies. Since 2015 she has been in charge of the Gran Canaria Film Commission.
Sebastien Dumont lives with his wife and two kids in his hometown, Brussels. He had a successful career with creative, marketing, and managing roles within the advertising, the arts, and the event sectors, and joined the Entertainment/Licencing Industry and The Smurfs team in 2020 as a Marketing and Communication Manager to contribute spreading the legacy of Peyo and the universal values of The Smurfs all around the blue planet, and create strong links of smurfiness with the new generations.
Phil founded Jellyfish Pictures in 2001 overseeing its growth to become one of the world’s most respected VFX and Animation studios.
His unique insight into the qualities needed to thrive on a global scale have included: pushing Jellyfish’s reputation as a pioneer in technology, particularly prescient during Covid; helping win BAFTAs, EMMYs, Annie’s, RTS and VES awards; to successfully completing a minority PE deal in 2022.
Phil is a board member of Animation UK and UK Screen, was an original council member of Creative England, on the advisory board of Escape Studios, and BAFTA VFX chapter.
Jellyfish recent credits include Bobba Fett, How to Train your Dragon, Stranger Things, Spirit Untamed. Currently in production: an animated Dahl movie and major episodic series for Netflix.
Eduardo Garagorri leads the Commercial and Business Development team at Zinkia Entertainment, the owner of iconic Pocoyo preschool brand. The team is based in Madrid and oversees content distribution, L&M and other monetization sources. Eduardo is a senior executive with over 12 years of experience in the entertainment industry. Before joining Zinkia he was Chief Sales & Marketing Officer at the Spanish toy manufacturer Famosa, he started his career at Boston Consulting Group in the Consumer Goods Practice and has also worked on deploying licensing compliance strategies for top software publishers.
François graduated from Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) in Medieval History and Performing Arts, studying Cinema analysis and scriptwriting. He started his career at RTL Belgium as production coordinator for international sports events. In 2018, he joined Peyo Productions as Production Manager for The Smurfs, a TV series currently airing worldwide on Nickelodeon. Francois is also credited as scrip doctor on the movie A Wedding (2016), by Stephan Streker.
John Reynolds is one of the co-founders of Sow You Entertainment, a creatively led production company that acts as an original ideas incubator, specialising in Children’s and Family content. John has over 25 years of experience from a variety of senior positions in global media companies. In his current role he is responsible for all commercial activities of the company, from the financing of the development and production slates through to the management and exploitation of the portfolio and brands across all platforms.
Janneke van de Kerkhof has been part of Submarine since its inception. After producing everything from documentary to animation, live action fiction and interactive, she decided to dedicate her time fully to the animation division and has been developing, producing and financing series and features films ever since. Titles include the series Picnic with Cake, Fox and Hare, Undone, and a bonus episode for Netflix’ Sandman Series Dream of a 1000 Cats. But also feature films in coproduction like Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles, Where is Anne Frank, Best Birthday Ever (2021), and majority productions like Coppelia (2022) and Fox and Hare save the Forest, which is currently in production.
After graduating from Paris-Dauphine in Finance, Sophie Spilliaert spent two years in Hong-Kong, working in Natixis Project & Infrastructure Finance team. Then she became account manager at BESV in Paris, within the department dedicated to the film and television industry. Sophie joined Superprod in 2017 as CFO.
Kasper Kruse is the Head of the Animation Workshop. Former Head of Arsenalet, industry cluster in Viborg, Denmark, he is an Entrepreneur and animation director, graduated from the National Danish Film School, Denmark.
CEO of Ulysses Films and the producer of award-winning films as “Ooops! Noah is Gone…”, “Luis and the Aliens” and “Richard the Stork”. In 2016, Emely Christians received the European Producer of the Year Award from the Cartoon Media association for “Ooops! Noah is Gone…”. With “The Amazing Maurice” (an adaption of the novel by Terry Pratchett) she has just completed her 12th theatrical feature film, and is currently in production on “Niko — Beyond the Northern Lights” and “Butterfly Tale”.
As a PhD in Developmental Psychology, Telidja Klai is responsible for 360°programming strategy and target strategies at Ketnet the dedicated children’s loverband of the public broadcaster VRT in Belgium. The main thrust of her activities in this field are the development of children and Ketnet’s vision and values. Besides her strategical work, Telidja is also responsible for programme acquisitions and co-productions animation for Ketnet.
Adina Pitt is Vice President of Content Acquisitions, Partnerships and Co-Productions for Warner Bros. Discovery. She is responsible for identifying, negotiating, and acquiring pre-produced series, specials, movies, and short-form product for Cartoon Network. She continues to oversee those programs once they have been acquired and positioned. Pitt also serves as a liaison internationally to coordinate global acquisition contracts, and she represents the U.S. networks at all major programming markets including MIPTV, MIPCOM, Kidscreen and NATPE.