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Justine Bannister

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Justine Bannister

Justine is an independent children’s media consultant with 20 years experience in the children’s entertainment industry. Her very broad skill set spans distribution, acquisitions, co-productions, production, post-production, marketing, brand and community management gained notably at 20th Century Fox, The Lagardère Group, Disney Channels France, TV Loonland, Dupuis, Dargaud and PGS Entertainment.

She has a strong track record in spotting hot properties, acquiring them, and turning them into global brands. The three-times BAFTA-nominated ‘Little Princess’ (TV Loonland) sold in 180 territories, the hugely successful Inazuma (Disney Channels France) and the Emmy-Award nominated ‘The Jungle Bunch’ (PGS Entertainment) now being developed into a long form series and an animated Feature. In her role as International Head of Distribution, Justine tripled sales revenues at Lagardère, Dupuis and Dargaud and quadrupled them at TV Loonland, inking several major pan-European and pan-global deals for key properties.

Current missions include Sales, Press, Marketing and International Distribution for Toonmax Media China (Kids & Family Division of Shanghai Media Group), Development, Marketing & Brand Management on the property SMOG for Panache Animation France, Marketing & Gap Financing for key properties with Tomavistas, Spain. Justine has a BA Honors Degree in European Studies and Spanish and a trilingual Business Masters Degree from Barcelona University.