Nick president Brown Johnson to deliver keynote at Banff

MUMBAI: The Banff World Television Festival (BANFF) has announced that Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group president animation Brown Johnson will wrap up the inaugural ‘Kids & Animation Day‘ with a keynote address on 9 June during the 30th edition of the event that takes place in Banff, Canada from 7–10 June.

Banff executive director Peter Vamos says, “Brown Johnson is an innovative television programme developer and exceptional brand strategist who has made a revolutionary impact on the industry. We’re thrilled to have Johnson involved in our Kids and Animation programme, her participation is a significant asset to the entire festival."

Johnson spearheads development and production for all animated programming across Nickelodeon while continuing to oversee development and production for all preschool programming.

During her 20 years at Nickelodeon, Johnson has supervised the creative direction of shows such as SpongeBob SquarePants and The Penguins of Madagascar in partnership with DreamWorks Animation SKG and The Mighty B! starring Amy Poehler.

In addition, Johnson has been the driving force behind Nickelodeon Pre-school, which includes Nick Jr, Nickelodeon’s programming block dedicated to pre-schoolers seen over 96 million homes and Noggin. This is Nickelodeon’s 24-hour commercial-free digital educational network for pre-schoolers seen in 69 million homes.

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