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Vice President of Content
Deirdre Brennan joined Corus Entertainment in March 2016 as VP Content, Corus Kids, overseeing the Corus Kids portfolio in Canada, including YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon, TELETOON, Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD. She leads the original programming, acquisitions and scheduling teams and will be responsible for the Corus Kids slate of programming. From 2013, Deirdre was Head of Children’s Television with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, responsible for programming, acquisition and commissioning across Australia’s most successful children’s services – ABC KIDS, ABC3, iview and online.
Focus on Canada
Through the lens of two recent successful Canada/UK collaborations, a hands-on assessment of the creative connectors, cultural differences and financial matrices you need to consider. With an open book look at the different ways these collaborations could have come together and how they ultimately did; learn how to be a savvy and desirable co-pro partner, in the special conditions that exist between the UK and Canada.
Commissioner Conversations: International
This ninety-minute session will allow audience members to hear from international children's commissioners from around the world about how they make it happen in their home country and on their home network. Hear diverse opinions starting from your own backyard in Wales and Ireland and expanding outwards to representatives from Europe, North America and South America. Each individual will be asked to examine global trends in the children's media industry and offer insights as to how each network, media landscape, and respective country views them. Plus, the speed meetings following this session are an opportunity for you to get some…
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