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Hachette Children's Books
Executive Manager of Licensing
Karen has worked across television, publishing and licensing industries in the UK and the US, where she’s seen the way good content can inspire children’s imaginations and build successful brands. Before Hachette, she worked at Comcast, FremantleMedia and Chorion, working on television and licensing properties like ‘The X Factor’, ‘Danger Mouse’, ‘Noddy’, ‘Paddington’ and ‘Peter Rabbit’. She joined Hachette in 2012 and both acquires new brands, and works with producers to bring HCG’s books from page to screen.
Don’t Forget the Creator
Taking the popular picture book 'Claude', we explore the creator's perspective on developing a book for TV and beyond. Adaptation for TV is creatively demanding as well as a commercial challenge. Hearing from Author, Publisher, Producer and Broadcaster the session will explore how each stakeholder approached the key creative issues in translating Claude form page to screen.