MIPJunior recently announced two keynotes that both have a strong influence on the kids’ animation industry. In their respective sessions, each of them will share their vision of the future of the kids’ industry in a definitely in and on-demand environment.
Fred Seibert is the founder of Frederator Networks, CEO 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).
Andy Yeatman leads the kids & family programming team for Netflix globally, covering all original and licensed content for kids age 2-12. Prior to this role, he acquired Major Studio film and television content for Netflix’s North America service. Andy joined Netflix in 2011, helping to launch its service internationally.
Before joining Netflix, Andy worked in Digital Distribution for The Walt Disney Studios. In that role, he negotiated movie distribution deals with digital platforms such as iTunes, Sony Playstation Network and Microsoft Xbox for a number of territories, including the US, Canada, Mexico, Japan and Korea.
Andy holds an MBA in Strategy and Entertainment Management from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management and an International Relations degree from Tufts University.
Organised by Reed MIDEM, MIPJunior will be held in Cannes on 14 and 15 October 2017, ahead of the MIPCOM global entertainment content market. The MIPJunior will take place at the Marriott Hotel in Cannes.