Teuton finance confab toons up

Reps expected from Jetix, Kinderkanal, Toei

BERLIN — The fifth Cartoon Master Finance will kick off Friday in the city of Halle, where more than 70 international animation industry professionals are expected for a two-day event.

This year’s confab is focusing on generating revenue from animated series and features.

Discussions and topics will include marketing and merchandising strategies and creating products and brands using real-life examples of internationally successful fare.

Reps are expected from Jetix Consumer Products, German tyke pubcaster Kinderkanal, Japan’s Toei Animation, Australia’s Southern Star Intl., French producer-distrib Marathon, Collingwood O’Hare and Elephant Prods. from the U.K. and Spain’s Cromosoma.

The Cartoon Master Finance is sponsored by the European Union’s Media Program, German regional subsidy offices MDM and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, the city of Halle and the state of Sachsen-Anhalt.

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