'Bengaluru B2B AVGC Summit’ on 16 and 17 November, 2017

B2B Summit in Bangalore.

The B2B animation summit is a unique platform designed to connect IP owners and developers; content creators and production houses interested in producing and co-producing creative content. The summit will bring selected international and national studios, producers, broadcasters, distributors and financiers to participate in this ‘buyer: seller’ interface.The B2B summit is a ‘mini market place’ initiative aimed at promoting local IP creation and providing a platform that would match locally developed concepts with the needs of global and local buyers.

Check out the  Major international jury Buyers List below:

Dominic Gardiner


Jetpack Distribution Limited

Dominic is the chief executive officer (CEO) of kids and family content distribution company JETPACK DISTRIBUTION LTD. He founded the company in 2014 with studio production partner Samka Productions and it has gone on to become a leading distributor of global kids shows including Dennis & Gnasher Unleashed, Talking Tom and Friends, Yoko and Kitty is Not a Cat.

The company prides itself on working in partnership with kids’ content producers. As well as finding the best homes for their shows, it consults on a range of areas from financing to marketing, helping producers build the profile of their work. Jetpack offers a bespoke and flexible service tailored for the individual needs of each producer.

Prior to that Dominic held various senior level roles in London and Tokyo at global TV and entertainment companies including: The Walt Disney Company (director of acquisitions) and Turner where he was the channel manager of Cartoon Network. Dominic’s areas of expertise within the media industry include: acquisitions, programming, scheduling, creative, production, operations, marketing, digital and business development.

Justine Bannister


Just B

Justine is a trilingual children’s media consultant with 25 years’ experience accrued most notably at 20th Century Fox, Disney Channels France and Lagardère France.  Her skillset spans animation production, development, post-production, distribution, acquisitions, co-productions, marketing, brand and community management and project evaluation.

Justine set up JUST B to provide Producers, Creatives, Distributors, Festivals and Media Conglomerates with bespoke services whereby each project is nurtured from inception through development, production, delivery, commercialization and building the brand. 

JUST B clients include Animation from Spain, NHK Japan, TFO Canada, Reed Midem, Shanghai Media Group China, Animation South Africa, Pro-Chile, Go-N Productions France, Shanghai TV & Film Festival, Cinekid Festival, Telefilm Canada & SODEC Quebec, Spider Eye UK and Tinker Group.

 Justine sits on International Festival juries, panels and advisory boards and works as an expert on project evaluation for numerous national and pan-regional funding organisations.

Alison Warner

Vice-President – IP, Sales, Acquisitions and Co-Productions

Technicolor Creative Development

Alison Warner is the Vice President of I.P. Sales, Acquisitions and Co-Productions for Technicolor Creative Development based out of London. Alison develops and implements sales strategies for TCD’s in-house animated properties and actively sources new properties to acquire or co-produce. In this role, she was instrumental in securing the rights to “The Deep” and part of the team that helped put Technicolor’s animated shows “Atomic Puppet” and “The Deep” into production. She has responsibility for managing exploitation of all rights of “The Deep” and “Atomic Puppet” worldwide.

Prior to joining Technicolor, Warner served over five years as VP, European Sales for Cookie Jar Entertainment Inc (now DHX Media), where she was responsible for the distribution of their content across the UK and Northern Europe. She is also on the advisory board for the Children’s Media Conference.

Blake Mizzi

Director and Co-Founder

League of Geeks

Blake Mizzi is a Director and Co-Founder of League of Geeks, a Melbourne based Game Development Studio and Publisher, who grew the company from nothing nearly seven years ago to self-publishing and launching their debut game Armello internationally in September 2015.

Armello and League of Geeks have had a notable journey, including running one of Australia's largest Kickstarter projects, and creating a company model where half of all profits are paid back to their contributors based on a task point system, they've gamified their work life. League of Geeks and Armello have been nominated for host of awards including the IGF's, Indiecade, Indie prize, Studio of the Year at the Australian Developer Awards and won Kotaku's Australian Game of the Year for 2015.

Lastly, Blake also serves as a board member and the Treasurer of the Game Developer's Association of Australia, the GDAA, and a board member of Film Victoria, which is the State Government agency that provides strategic leadership and assistance to the film, television and digital media sectors of Victoria.

Al Gibb


Mighty Serious

Al Gibb is the CEO of Melbourne, Australia based video games company Mighty Serious.  Mighty Serious specializes in delivering behaviour change projects through gamification.

The Mighty Serious approach gathers industry experts across game design, data science, positive psychology and emergent tech to deliver innovative outcomes for organisations.  Mighty Serious is a division of Mighty Games who specialize in making smart mobile games that pack a big punch in the free-to-play casual games market with titles such as Disney Crossy Road, Shooty Skies and Charming Runes.  

Originally from Scotland, Al began his career as a menswear buyer in London before moving into the Scottish Government overseeing foreign direct investments from Northern Europe.

Al moved to Melbourne, Australia to take up the position of Head of Digital Games and Fashion for the Victorian Government in Australia.  Over nine years in this role Al grew the local sector to 133 studios which is half of the Australian games industry and developed and delivered government programs specifically supporting the digital games sector.  In 2014, Al created Melbourne International Games Week, Asia’s premium digital games festival incorporating a variety of industry and consumer events and attracting 60,000 visitors.

Tim Searle

Head – Animation

CBBC Productions

Tim is Head of Animation at CBBC Productions & Executive Producer of ‘Danger Mouse’.

Tim has worked in animation for over 25 years. He set up ‘Triffic Films’ within months of leaving West Surrey College of Art & Design and quickly started producing animation and graphics for a wide range of comedy shows including: ‘Absolutely’, ‘Two Fat Ladies’ (C4) ‘Have I Got News For You’ (BBC) and many others. Triffic moved into narrative comedy in 1999 with ‘The Outlaw’ for C4.

In 2001 Tim helped create ‘2DTV’, directing 5 series of the successful topical sketch series for ITV. (George Michael was a fan of the show and the controversial ‘Shoot the Dog’ promo was made in 2002). Baby Cow Animation was also founded in that year with Steve Coogan and Henry Normal. Credits include: ‘I am not an Animal’, ‘Horrible Histories’, (BBC), ‘Dara O’Briain’s School of Hard Sums’, (Dave) ‘Man Down’, (C4) ‘The Cow that Almost Missed Christmas’, (CBeebies) ‘Uncle Wormsley’s Christmas’, (Sky Arts) and ‘Warren United’ (ITV).

In 2013, Tim moved to Tiger Aspect, as Series Director of ‘Mr Bean’ (52 x 11’s) for ITV and the world. He then joined Tiger Aspect as the Creative Director for Kids & Animation in 2015. Tim joined CBBC in 2016.

Zia Bales

Senior Acquisitions Manager – EMEA

Turner Broadcasting

Zia Bales is Senior Acquisitions Manager EMEA for the Kids’ Channels at Turner Broadcasting, working across Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Boing and Cartoonito. In this role, Zia oversees and negotiates shared acquisitions for Turner Broadcasting’s EMEA kids business, working closely with the local heads of programming and acquisitions of each of the channels and the content heads within EMEA.

Zia has been at Turner since 2013. Prior to this came from an Acquisitions role at Disney. Zia has a background in Television Production having held various positions in Production Management.

Avrill Stark

CEO/Executive Producer

A Stark Production (ASP) 

Avrill is the CEO/Executive Producer and creative leader of A Stark Production (ASP).  Over the past 15 years, she has established herself as a leading independent producer and creator of global children’s film and television content. She is the co-producer of The Deep – a current hit with children 8-12 in over 130 countries.

As a leader in her field she has embraced as a Producer & Executive Producer, numerous global treaty co-productions. Her most recent is the The Deep. Some of her credits include the wonderful pre-school series Zigby the comedy animated series Zeke’s Pad; the epic adventure series Enyo; the hilarious Erky Perky (season 1&2); The Woodlies TV Series & Telemovie; Vik the Viking, and The Pop Pups and the latest Series The Deep (Season 1 &2), has been a major hit with 8-12 year olds and is currently screening in over 130 countries and rating number one in Australia and the UK.  A Stark Production’s development slate is now reaching into live action television drama/sitcom and feature films.

Her first animated feature film, Santa’s Apprentice was awarded the prestigious UNICEF Award at the Annecy International Animation Festival. In 2016, Avrill was awarded the most honoured achievement of Outstanding Alumni of the year for her support of young graduates in film & Television.  In the same year A Stark Production was the recipient of the Screen Australia’s Enterprise Grant to assist in nurturing an emerging Australian Producer over the coming two years.

Miriam Lopez

2D Producer

Demente Estudio

Miriam Lopez is a 2D producer with Demente Estudio, Mexico. She has over six years of experience in animation, storytelling and production. She is also the co-founder of recognized companies as Monster View and Jellyfish. She has won several awards in the animation field including Ideatoon 2015, GIFF, Quorum and A! Diseño.

Aubrey Clarke

Programme Executive


Aubrey has been a Programme Executive for the Children’s Animation and Acquisitions team within the BBC for 5 years and is editorially across co-productions, pre-buys and ‘Off the Shelf' acquisitions for CBBC and CBeebies. He is the channel executive on shows such as ‘Scream Street’, ‘The Zoo’, ‘The Deep’ and ‘Tee & Mo’ plus is Brand Manager of ‘The Next Step’.

Source: http://www.abaib2bsummit.com/international-jury

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