Top Programmers Slated for TV Kids Summer Festival Session


Layla Lewis from Paramount, Francesca Newington from POP Channels, Bethany Boles from Sensical and Brenda Maffuchi from De Agostini Editore participate in a special session on acquisition and programming strategies during the TV Kids Summer Festival, for which you can register. here.

Lewis is Senior Vice President of Global Acquisitions and Content Partnerships for Nickelodeon. Newington is Director of POP Channels at Narrative Entertainment. Boles is Head of Programming at Sensical. Maffuchi is responsible for acquisitions and real estate development at De Agostini Editore. Together, the leaders will weigh in on wishlists, rights negotiations and more.

These executives join the TV Kids Summer Festival roster alongside previously announced speakers Jules Borkent of Nickelodeon, Patricia Hidalgo of the BBC, Thorsten Braun of Super RTL, Warner Bros. Amy Friedman, The proud family: stronger and prouderBruce W. Smith, Pam Westman of Nelvana, Katharina Pietzsch of ZDF Studios, Halle Stanford of The Jim Henson Company, Ed Wells and Kay Wilson Stallings of Sesame Workshop, Dominic Gardiner of Jetpack Distribution, Caroline Tire of WildBrain and Jonathan Abraham of Guru Studio .

The TV Kids Summer Festival will feature keynotes and panels with leading executives and creatives discussing key trends in the kids’ programming industry. It will be streamed live and available on demand at Unlike other events that require high registration fees, participation in the TV Kids Summer Festival is free. The inaugural festival attracted over 1,700 attendees.

Register for the festival here.


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