If you’ve been thinking about the evolving nature of narrative rules in children’s media and how and if the brave, new multiplatform universe is shaking up the old standards, you may want to check out “The Plot Thickens: Is Traditional Storytelling Alive and Well?” slated for Tuesday, Feb. 11th (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) at the Kidscreen Summit in New York (midtown Hilton).
Moderated by David Wiebe, Mattel Playground Productions’ supervising producer and director (Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse), this informative panel features Evan Baily president of Consolidated Baily (Sonic Boom, George of the Jungle), Peter Gal, head of DreamWorks TV Development (Turbo FAST, Rio, El Tigre), Cort Lane, VP of animation and production at Marvel TV (Ultimate Spider-Man, Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, Hulk and The Agents of S.M.A.S.H.) and Teri Weiss, Nickelodeon’s exec VP of development and production (Sesame Street, Paw Patrol, Dora the Explorer).
Other hot panels include a look at the success of Mattel’s Monster High (Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 11:30 a.m.), Grant McCracken’s keynote about kids new entertainment options and binge-viewing (Monday, Feb. 10 at 10 a.m.) and the Kidscreen Ceremony, hosted by acclaimed comic Sean Cullen. (Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 5 p.m.).
Kidscreen Summit will welcome over 1,600 attendees from 47 countries to New York’s Hilton February 9-12 this year. To learn more about this year’s schedule of panels and events, visit summit.kidscreen.com.