Audrey Diehl Appointed Vice President Of Series At Warner Bros Animation

Audrey Diehl Appointed Vice President Of Series At Warner Bros Animation

Audrey Diehl Appointed Vice President Of Series At Warner Bros Animation

Yesterday (09/11/2017), Warner Bros. Animation has announced that they have hired Audrey Diehl as their new Vice President of Series. The appointment was announced yesterday by the President of Warner Bros. Animation – Sam Register. In Audrey’s new role, she will oversee new programming and animated shows that are currently in production. Warner Bros. Animation is owned by Warner Bros, a sister company of Cartoon Network’s owner – Turner, both Cartoon Network and Boomerang are a home for animated productions by Warner Bros. Animation and the studio provides a considerable amount of content to both channels.

Before her new job at Warner Bros. Animation, Audrey worked for Nickelodeon for 14 years, her final role at the channel was VP of Animation Development and had that role since October 2013. During her time at Nickelodeon, Audrey helped to develop a variety of animated Nickelodeon shows including Sanjay and Craig, Harvey Beaks and Pig Goat Banana Cricket, she also had a creative executive role on shows made by external studios for Nickelodeon including El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera, Fanboy & Chum Chum and The Penguins of Madagascar. She also was in charge of the development team and pilot development at Nickelodeon.

Regarding the appointment of Audrey Diehl as VP of Series at Warner Bros. Animation, Sam Register said: “Audrey has a very impressive track record of developing and producing highly successful, high quality series throughout her career, and we are very happy to welcome her to our team. This is an extremely exciting time to be working at WBA, with more than a dozen current series in production or on the air, and more to come. We look forward to Audrey contributing right away to our continued growth.”

Warner Bros. Animation is currently producing thirteen different shows at the moment, mostly for Cartoon Network and Boomerang including Justice League Action, Teen Titans Go!, DC Super Hero Girls (Coming Soon to Cartoon Network USA), Unikitty! (Coming Soon to Cartoon Network USA), Be Cool Scooby-Doo!, Bunnicula, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, New Looney Tunes, The Tom and Jerry Show, Wacky Races, Mike Tyson Mysteries (Adult Swim), Green Eggs and Ham (Netflix) and Young Justice: Outsiders (for the new DC Comics Digital Service).

http://www.c21media.net/warner-bros-hires-nick-veteran-diehl/

http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/warner-bros-animation-audrey-diehl-vp-of-series-1202611099/

http://www.animationmagazine.net/people/audrey-diehl-named-vp-of-series-at-warner-bros-animation/

Cartoon Network At MIPJunior 2017 Overview

Cartoon Network MIPJunior 25th Anniversary

Cartoon Network At MIPJunior 2017 Overview

This weekend (14/10/2017 – 15/10/2017) was this year’s MIPJunior convention in Cannes, France. MIPJunior is an annual gathering of the international children’s media industry of which Cartoon Network also participates in. Here’s an overview of the events at the convention over the weekend.

More info about MIPJunior 2017 via the link below:

https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/10/cartoon-network-at-mipjunior-2017-schedule/

Pre-MIPJunior news, Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific greenlights Monster Beach animated series, follow the link below for more information:

https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/10/cartoon-network-asia-pacific-greenlights-monster-beach-tv-series/

The weekend’s events started off with a panel and awards ceremony called “View From The Top: World Screen Kids Trendsetter Awards”, which was a gathering of four programming experts from around the world discussing acquisition trends and how to spot the next big kids show and how to offer multiplatform content to a younger audience. Attending the panel was Patricia Hidalgo – Chief Content & Creative Officer EMEA and International Kids Strategy for Turner and her predecessor, Michael Carrington – Former Chief Content Officer for Cartoon Network EMEA (now in-charge of kids content for ABC in Australia).

During the panel, Patricia Hidalgo mentioned that only animation content is universally accepted as a cross-border form of children’s entertainment and live-action show won’t appeal to audiences in countries like India or China. Michael Carrington mentioned that high-quality show imports drives standards and expectations for locally produced content, he also mentioned that there’s been a viewing shift towards video-on-demand services and binge-watching also applies to children as much as adults.

Later on Saturday there was a special celebratory event for Cartoon Network’s 25th Anniversary with Rob Sorcher – Chief Content Officer of Cartoon Network and Michael Ouweleen – Chief Marketing Officer of Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang. Both Rob and Michael talked about the channel’s past, present and future. Cartoon Network is aware about the decline of linear television. Linear TV ratings isn’t much of concern, as the channel has incorporated a TV anywhere multi-screen strategy, which means viewers can enjoy their cartoons “anywhere and everywhere” and watch what they want when they want. Cartoon Network is also investing in VR (Virtual Reality) as a form of story-telling, but the technology has yet to be used properly to offer a full and proper entertainment experience on a consistent basis. Turner has opened a VR Lab in London supported by Google and Oculus (owned by Facebook) and is currently attempting to make Cartoon Network’s creative teams adapt to the new technology. Cartoon Network EMEA has already released an Adventure Time “I See Ooo” VR app for mobile devices which features a set of minigames.

Earlier today (15th October), there was a Content Strategy informal chat session with the vice president of content acquisitions and co-productions for Cartoon Network – Adina Pitt. This session was to put forward Cartoon Network’s expectations for a show acquisition or co-production deal, for instance the time-frame of when a show is ready to broadcast, which currently has a 18-month to two year time window. Also, other matters will be put into consideration during a deal, such as the potential of the show and how and will it appeal to audiences in other countries. Although, the industry has changed and the way the viewer watches content has also changed, the quality of the content will always be the same.

Later on today, Lesley Bailey – the Vice President of Channel Marketing & Brand Management for Turner EMEA Kids took part in a session called “Preparing Kids For Social Media Teenhood”, which was a discussion about social media, more specifically online bullying and the spread of false information, this session was about the transition from childhood into adolescence and helping kids be aware about the dangers of social media before they get older. During this session, Cartoon Network talked about its anti-bullying Buddy Network campaign which has spread across the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region after successful launches in the United States and Latin America.

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Cartoon Network At MIPJunior 2017 Schedule

Cartoon Network At MIPJunior 2017 Schedule

Cartoon Network At MIPJunior 2017 Schedule

This weekend (Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th October) is the annual MIPJunior convention at the JW Marriott Hotel in Cannes, France. The convention is an annual gathering of the international children’s media industry and is an opportunity to promote their programming and even to buy and sell broadcasting rights to and from other broadcasters. MIPJunior is a side event of the annual MIPCOM convention (French acronym for Marché International des Programmes de Communication, In English: International Market of Communications Programmes), which focuses on general entertainment and other genres aimed towards adults. MIPJunior is usually a major event for Cartoon Network and its usually the case that new announcements are made during one of the most important conventions in the industry. The event is more focused towards media industry professionals and is more business orientated, so its very different to a pop-culture convention like San Diego Comic-Con or MCM Comic-Con London.

Tomorrow at MIPJunior (14/10/2017), Cartoon Network will be celebrating their 25th anniversary with a special “25 Years Of Drawing On Creativity” event, Rob Sorcher – the Chief Content Officer of Cartoon Network and Michael Ouweleen – the Chief Marketing Officer of Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang will be speaking during this special event. followed by a keynote speech by Fred Seibert, the president and CEO of Frederator Networks (co-producer of Adventure Time). Fred Seibert was also president of Hanna-Barbera during Cartoon Network’s formative years.

On Sunday, there will be a fireside chat (informal conversation) about content strategy with the vice president of content acquisitions and co-productions for Cartoon Network USA – Adina Pitt. Lesley Bailey – Vice President of Channel Marketing & Brand Management for Turner EMEA Kids will also be speaking at the convention, along with Patricia Hidalgo – Chief Content & Creative Officer EMEA and International Kids Strategy for Turner and Cartoon Network’s content acquisition team will also be present at MIPJunior.

Cartoon Network MIPJunior 2017 Schedule

Below is a schedule of official Cartoon Network events and other events directly or indirectly relating to the channel or its sister brands.

Saturday 14th October

View From The Top: World Screen Kids Trendsetter Awards

Conference Room – Grand Theatre
10.45am to 11.30am

With Patricia Hidalgo – Chief Content & Creative Officer EMEA and International Kids Strategy for Turner and Michael Carrington – Former Chief Content Officer for Cartoon Network EMEA.

Four programming experts from around the world engage in a lively discussion about acquisitions trends and offer their perspectives on how to spot hit shows and offer content to young viewers multiplatform.

Cartoon Network: 25 Years of Drawing On Creativity

Conference Room 1, Grand Theatre.
11.45am to 12.15pm

With Rob Sorcher – Chief Content Officer of Cartoon Network and Michael Ouweleen – Chief Marketing Officer of Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang.

On October 1, 1992, the way we enjoyed cartoons changed forever when Cartoon Network launched as the very first 24-hour network dedicated to animation. Today, that spirit of re-inventing television continues in 192 countries and over 400 million households worldwide where Cartoon Network is making kids laugh with original animated series and all-new engaging content for the mobile-first generation. As the stars align and MIPJunior also marks 25 years, join Cartoon Network at MIPJunior to celebrate its history of innovation as the leading global kids culture brand. Hear from two executives at very helm of Cartoon Network – Chief Content Officer, Rob Sorcher and Chief Marketing Officer, Michael Ouweleen – as they share a unique insight behind some of the best creative moments in the history of the channel.

MIPJunior Keynote Speech: Fred Seibert, President and CEO of Frederator Networks

(Frederator is the co-producer of Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time)

Conference Room 1, Grand Theatre
5pm to 5.30pm

Fred Seibert is the founder of Frederator Networks, the Chief Creative Officer of WOW! Unlimited Media, and a serial media entrepreneur. He was the first creative director of MTV and the last president of Hanna-Barbera Cartoons.

Frederator Networks is Channel Frederator, the leading online cartoon network, Frederator Studios, an independent production company with hits on Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon, Cartoon Hangover, the home of Bravest Warriors and Bee & PuppyCat (the most funded web series Kickstarter in history), and Frederator Books. Frederator distributes hundreds of independently owned, animator operated, YouTube channels.

WOW! Unlimited Media is the merger of Frederator, Rainmaker Entertainment, and Ezrin Hirsh (founded by veteran producer Bob Ezrin and animation pioneer Michael Hirsh).

Thomas and Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! World Premiere Screening Presented By Mattel Creations

(Thomas and Friends currently airs on Cartoonito UK and Cartoonito Italy)

Conference Room 1, Grand Theatre
6pm to 6.50pm

“Thomas & Friends™: Big World! Big Adventures!” (26 episodes x 11mins) sees iconic train engine Thomas traveling farther than ever before, taking kids on a journey of wonder and curiosity as he adventures around the world to experience new countries, learn about other cultures and, of course, make new international friends along the way. The show will have a more modern feel and increased global appeal for preschool viewers.

MIPJunior Opening Party

In Partnership with Mattel’s Thomas and Friends.

(Thomas and Friends currently airs on Cartoonito UK and Cartoonito Italy)

Majestic Hotel
From 7pm

Sunday 15th October

Buyers and Commissioners Matchmaking

9.30am to 10.30am, Matchmaking Room

With Zia Bales – Senior Acquisitions Manager for Turner Kids EMEA and Edward Barnieh – Associate Director, Acquisitions & Co-Productions at Turner.

The industry’s top international buyers and commissioners are coming to Cannes. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to pitch your projects, find out what they are looking for and cement new partnerships.

Content Strategy: A Fireside Chat With Adina Pitt, Cartoon Network

Conference Room 2, Renoir
10.15am to 10.45am

In these intimate sessions, key content executives share their programming, acquisition and commissioning strategies over 30 minutes. This quality time allows producers to get a sense of what the market currently needs … and prepare their pitches accordingly.

Preparing Kids For Social Media Teenhood

With Lesley Bailey – Vice President of Channel Marketing & Brand Management for Turner EMEA Kids.

Conference Room – Grand Theatre
11am to 11.45am

Cyberbullying, online harassment, fake news, faker friends—let’s face it. After leaving childhood (and the gentle land of kids programming), new teenagers plunge into a world where social media is king … and not the fairest ruler. This new online universe can become a nightmare for rookies. How can the kids programming industry effectively prepare kids for the challenges of adolescence? Experts share their views.

A full schedule for MIPJunior 2017 can be downloaded via the link below:

http://www.mipjunior.com/RM/RM_Mipjunior/marketing/2017/pdf/mipjunior-2017-at-a-glance.pdf

http://www.mipjunior.com