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Changing Kids TV


February 20, 2014 - 3:00am to 5:00am


Nick Confalone
Writer, Dad, Maker of Vines

Erin Reilly
Creative Director and Research Fellow
USC Annenberg Innovation Lab

David Rostal
Director of Network Development – Gaming
Maker Studios, Inc.

Jill Sanford
VP, Animation Development

Rob Swartz
President, Venn Media
Secretary, Television Academy

David Kleeman
Senior Vice President of insights programs and PlayVangelist, PlayCollective
Governor, Children’s Programming Peer Group

Today's children have nearly infinite options for watching "television" - the box in the living room or bedroom, computers, phones and tablets, even game controllers. They watch content ranging from million-dollar animated series to Minecraft how-tos to six-second Vines to stunts captured on a mobile phone.

Is it all "TV"? If so, how do these new options affect the development and distribution process? Is storytelling changing? Will the "mainstream" come to look more like the "over the top" options or vice versa? From the Television Academy's point of view, do the diversifying content, genres and formats seen on emerging platforms change standards of excellence?

Watch the full 67-minute video replay above.

Presented by the Television Academy in cooperation with research group PlayCollective

Governors David Kleeman and Daniel Evans III and the Children’s Programming Peer Group Executive Committee


February 20, 2014 - 3:00am to 5:00am


Television Academy
Conference Centre
NoHo Arts District
5210 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA

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