Kidscreen Summit highlighted some of the titles and experts it will showcase this year. The event has opened its registration, and is offering an Early Bird discount, which is valid until Friday, 27 May.
This year's edition, just 11 weeks away, based in Miami, will offer a diverse mix of keynotes & debates, research presentations, panel discussions, buyer intel Q&As and signature pitching & mentoring sessions, the full program is available online at summit.kidscreen.com. Live attendees will also have anytime access to a library of video recordings from Kidscreen Summit Virtual, which took place online in March. The event expects more than 1,600 delegates, in comparison with the 2,200 attendees it received in 2020. The figure is expected to increase as registrations continue to pour in.
Broadcasters and streaming platforms will be represented by 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. The event will also feature executives 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.
The event will kick off with New York Times bestselling author and Newbery Award medalist Kwame Alexander, who will share the 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, on 18 July. 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.