International Exchange

Posted on: Wednesday 21 May 2014 12:22pm

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Date: Wednesday 2nd July 2014
Place: Millennium Gallery, Sheffield, UK
Cost: £35 + VAT

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This week we are looking at three of the buyers who are coming to the International Exchange.

Elin Raustøl
Head of Acquisitions at NRK Super
Norway

Elin has been the Head of Acquisitions at NRK Super since 1996. NRK Super’s target group is 2-12year olds.

NRK’s children’s channel, now called NRK Super, launched in December 2007 with the vision to “create a world in which children can develop and be important”. Some of their latest acquisitions are: ‘Dragon-Riders of Berg’, ‘Gumball’ and ‘Sarah and Duck’.

At this year’s conference Elin hopes to meet old and new contacts and find surprising new content for NRK Super, particularly live action and animation for 6-9 year olds.

Katharina Pietzsch
Director at ZDFE.junior
Germany

Katharina joined ZDF Enterprises in 2003 where she became Manager of Acquisitions and Co-productions for children and youth content. In her current role as Director ZDFE.junior she is responsible for co-productions of and investments in kids, youth and family programming across all genres and ranging from pre-school to tween/teen content.

In 2014, Katharina is at the Children’s Media Conference looking to invest in and co-produce all kinds of children’s and youth programming – both live-action and animation – with great characters and well-told stories and that works across all platforms. ZDFE.junior would love to work more with UK producers and partners to expand their network in the UK.

Finn Arnesen
SVP, Distribution & Development at Hasbro International
USA

Veteran children’s programming executive Finn Arnesen joined Hasbro Studios as senior VP, international distribution and development, in April 2010.

In his role, Arnesen manages Hasbro Studios’ global content sales, distribution, channel and program development activities outside of North America, extending across television, online and other emerging media.

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