Tuesday, February 15, 2011

KidScreen 2011 Gets Underway



Today was the first day of the expanded KidScreen Summit for 2011 and I already had several really great meetings. There were no regular sessions today, just day-long master classes for those who paid an additional fee, but that gave those of us who were meeting a chance at finding a seat. I'll start going to sessions tomorrow, of course, and will probably be tweeting with the hashtag #kidscreen11, which is how you can find out about all the goings-on. My twitter name's randyastle, btw.

2 comments:

Drey said...

What is KidScreen?

Randy Astle said...

Sorry! Didn't mean to be enigmatic. KidScreen is a brand/trademark of Brunico Communications Ltd. in Toronto; it's primarily a quarterly magazine, online and print, and daily newsletter about all the happenings in the children's entertainment industry (television and merchandising mostly, but also films and gaming). Every February the KidScreen Summit is a conference for all the professionals involved in the industry to meet, pitch shows, buy shows, and plan what will be on children's television for the next few years. It has well over 1,000 delegates from all over the world and is a heady marketplace as well as a fun place to hang out and meet all the people responsible for your favorite kids' shows. We're halfway through this week and I'm pretty exhausted...