Jun 19 , 2020

Lunch with a Commissioner: Cecilia Persson, Turner EMEA Kids

  • When: 19th Jun 2020, 13:00-14:00
  • Organised by: ScreenSkills
  • Location: Online
  • Price: Free
  • Age: 18+

Grab your homemade sandwich of choice and get ready to dine with a different commissioner every day. At 1pm from Monday to Friday, participants will be able to join a commissioner and listen to their insights as well as ask questions at the end of the hour.

These are great sessions for our freelance community who don’t normally get the opportunity to chat to commissioners. So, if you’re a head honcho who normally has all the commissioners on speed-dial this session isn’t for you! Please keep this in mind when booking. Thanks for your support and understanding.

Speaker

Cecilia Persson is Vice President of Programming and Content Strategy Turner EMEA Kids, Acquisitions and Co-production International.

In this role, Persson manages and leads programming strategy across EMEA for kids linear and digital platforms including Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Cartoonito and Boing. She also oversees and negotiates shared acquisitions across international for Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Cartoonito, Boing, Toonix and the kids area of HBO Europe, working closely with the local heads of programming and acquisitions of each of the channels and the content heads within EMEA, Latin America and Asia Pacific.

Persson joined Turner in 2005 as Director of Acquisitions and was promoted to Vice President of Programming, Acquisition and Presentation in 2006. Her role expanded in 2009 to take overall responsibility for Turner’s acquisition and co-production strategy across EMEA then again in 2016 when Turner combined its programming and acquisitions teams under Persson’s leadership.

Prior to this, Cecilia was Director of Acquisitions, Planning and Channel Development at Showtime, the Viacom co-owned digital satellite broadcaster. There she was responsible for acquiring a wide variety of products, ranging from kids’ content to feature films, and oversaw planning and presentation for the company’s seven owned and operated channels. Based in the

UK, Cecilia was responsible for output deals with major studios including Fox, Universal, Paramount, Sony and DreamWorks.

Prior to Showtime, Persson was Channel Manager at Carlton Cinema.

This event is supported by the ScreenSkills Television Skills Fund which invests in training for the freelance television workforce thanks to contributions from the BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5.

It is part of a ScreenSkills programme managed by the Indie Training Fund to support freelancers to upskill and stay connected, helping keep the industry resilient in these difficult times.

This session will take place online via Zoom. Click ‘get ticket’ to reserve your place: you must login or register before you are able to get a ticket for this event. A booking confirmation with a joining link to the session will be sent to you via email.

If you are no longer able to use your ticket, we ask you to please contact support@screenskills.com so that we can release your place. Our sessions are often oversubscribed, so we’d like to give other freelancers the opportunity to fill available spots. Thank you for your consideration.