MIPJunior gathers the most influential buyers, commissioners, producers, development executives and distributors from the global Kids TV industry. Along with this, it also promotes different and unique contents which changes the perspectives of the audience and enlighten them. Some of the innovative topics of discussion of this year’s MIPJunior include:

Visibility of LGBTQI+ Representation in Kids’ Content
On the heels of last year’s successful conversation on diversity and inclusion, this year’s group discussion will feature an in-depth focus on the representation of the LGBTQI+ community in kids’ content. As 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the historic Stonewall riots in NYC, how can we, as an industry, move forward and make demonstrable change? In this interactive session, broadcasters and producers will share best practices and lead the way forward.

Celebrating the Power and Beauty of Diversity

In partnership with Telefilm Canada and Canada Media Fund Four Canadian producers (Big Bad Boo Studios, Tobo, IM4, JerryCo Animation) will share bold approaches in storytelling that bridge differences and transcend barriers.

The Rising Power of Female Superheroes
Presented by Cartoon Network, DC Super Hero Girls series creator Lauren Faust will discuss developing a new generation of female superheroes, breaking gender stereotypes and the representation of girls in kids’ entertainment.

The world’s leading kids’ entertainment industry event, MIPJunior takes place on 12 and 13 October 2019 in Cannes, France, ahead of the world’s entertainment content market MIPCOM, which runs 14-17 October.


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