Singapore  Following the first announcement about the inaugural Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) Animation Pitch, Reed Exhibitions and global partner Green Gold Animation Pvt. Ltd. announce that the competition has received industry endorsement, with representatives from key international and Asian children’s entertainment brands forming the on-stage jury.

Targeted at creators and producers of innovative concepts for new and original kids’ animation, ATF Animation Pitch is aimed at facilitating the exchange of ideas and talent between leading international television, distribution and Asian-based producers. Contestants will be vying for a cash and consultation prize worth US$19,000 in total.

The on-stage jury will comprise representatives from some of the biggest names in children’s animation and entertainment. Amongst the current line-up are Aram Yacoubian, who leads the International Kids Acquisitions and Co-Productions at Netflix; Anand Roy, Head of Acquisitions & Co-Productions, Talent and Music at The Walt Disney Company; and Syahrizan Mansor, Vice President, Nickelodeon Brand, Asia, Viacom International Media Networks. They will be joined by Rajiv Chilaka, Chief Executive Officer of Green Gold Animation, India’s largest animation production company that caters primarily to children.