A unique opportunity for people who are under-represented in the kids entertainment industry and trying to break in.
Kidscreen’s Next Wave Mentoring Program is designed to connect 30 recent graduates from top-tier universities and colleges around the world with experienced executives/creatives who can help them build meaningful relationships in the industry through networking.
Participants have been paired with mentors based on the area of work each one is interested in. The matched pairs will have three video calls between June 1 and August 1 to discuss career goals and planning, identify and develop leads for network-building, and review the mentee’s current projects.
The aim is to help graduating students bridge the gap between school and a career in the kids entertainment industry.
Chris Appelhans Director Wish Dragon
Louise Bagnall Director Cartoon Saloon
Matthias Bauer Art Director Warner Bros. Animation
Matthew Berkowitz Chief Creative Officer Atomic Cartoons
Teddy Biaselli Director, Original Series, Spectacle & Event Programming Netflix
Matt Braly Creator/EP Amphibia
Robyn Butler Co-Founder Gristmill
Andy Coyle Director Hilda
Kevin Dart Creative Director Chromosphere LA
Owen Dennis Creator/Showrunner Infinity Train
Michael DiMartino Chief Creative Officer Avatar Studios
Emma Fernando Series Producer Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe