MIPJunior (www.mipjunior.com) has announced that two major influencers in the kids’ animation industry have been confirmed a keynote speakers for the 2017 confab: Fred Seibert and Andy Yeatman. MIPJunior will take place October 14-15 at the Marriott in Cannes ahead of MIPCOM — both events are organized by Reed MIDEM.
Fred Seibert is the founder of Frederator Networks, the Chief Creative Officer of WOW! Unlimited Media — formed last fall — and a serial media entrepreneur. He was the first creative director of MTV and the last president of Hanna-Barbera Cartoons. Frederator Networks is Channel Frederator, the leading online cartoon network; Frederator Studios, an independent production company with hits on Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon; Cartoon Hangover, the home of Bravest Warriors and Bee & PuppyCat (the most funded web series Kickstarter in history); and Frederator Books. Frederator distributes hundreds of independently owned, animator operated, YouTube channels. WOW! Unlimited Media is the merger of Frederator, Rainmaker Entertainment, and Ezrin Hirsh (founded by veteran producer Bob Ezrin and animation pioneer Michael Hirsh).
Andy Yeatman leads the kids & family programming team for Netflix globally, covering all original and licensed content for kids ages 2-12. Prior to this role, he acquired Major Studio film and television content for Netflix’s North America service. Yeatman joined Netflix in 2011, helping to launch its service internationally. Before joining Netflix, he worked in Digital Distribution for The Walt Disney Studios. In that role, Yeatman negotiated movie distribution deals with digital platforms such as iTunes, Sony Playstation Network and Microsoft Xbox for a number of territories, including the US, Canada, Mexico, Japan and Korea. Yeatman holds an MBA in Strategy and Entertainment Management from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management and an International Relations degree from Tufts University.