From 10th to 13th February, Miami.
Kidscreen Summit is renowned as the kids entertainment industry’s most important annual event. In 2019, the conference welcomed more than 2,000 attendees from 50-plus countries. Top executives attend Kidscreen Summit to take advantage of the year’s best business networking, and to engage in critical dialogue on issues that affect the industry. The Gran Canaria film commission will have its own space to promote the island.
From 24th to 26th March, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
Cartoon Business is a 2 day top-level seminar focusing on the new generation models of financing and revenues brought about by the changes in production and distribution markets. Around 17 to 20 speakers from the professional world come and present one specific subject: a case study, a survey, their know-how in a particular field. The general aim is to explore ways to diversify sources of financing and increase revenues for animated TV series, through the review of available public and private fundings at European level, through the exploration of new business models, licensing and merchandising potential, legal issues linked to co-production contracts, and generally speaking a wide range of topics to help animation professionals manage their budget and improve the exploitation of their series.
With an average of 100 participants (business leaders, investors, producers from small and big children’s content companies, broadcasters, financing experts and “new” animation partners such as toy companies or book publishers) share their experience to help incorporate new revenue streams and develop new business models. It also includes several informal networking sessions: Dinners, cocktails, and outdoors cultural
For more information: http://www.cartoon-media.eu/cartoon-masters/cartoon-business.htm
27th March, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
Canarias Animada is the animation show made in the Canary Islands. Its objective is to encourage animation made in the Canary Islands among professionals, studios and animation lovers in all its formats and variants: short films, video games, apps, reels, etc. It is a non-profit event that aims to function as a platform for animation made in the Islands, which will have a round table of professionals and to which assistance is free upon registration.