September 29, 2006

EVENTS / PRESS RELEASE: Média-Jeunes 2006: Creating a World of TV for Kids (CANADA)

News Release - For Immediate Release


Média-Jeunes 2006: Creating a World of TV for Kids


Montreal, September 26, 2006?On November 30 and December 1, Montreal will host the eagerly awaited fourth annual Média-Jeunes Conference. Organized by the Alliance for Children and Television (ACT), the Conference is the only one of its kind to bring together Canada?s creators, producers and broadcasters of children?s and youth programs, promoting exchange, training and professional development. Over 200 attendees, including a number of well-known specialists, will explore programming trends and share their views on the needs and interests of young people through workshops, discussions, and chances to meet with prestigious guests from Canada and abroad. Média-Jeunes 2006 conference-goers will also have the unique opportunity to watch the top programs from Munich?s PRIX JEUNESSE 2006, the world?s biggest children?s and youth festival. 




  • Provide a meeting place for industry professionals to exchange ideas.
  • Supply the most recent target-audience data.
  • Discuss the emerging challenges that come with new technologies.
  • Promote creativity among broadcast artists, who are always at the forefront of new ideas.
  • Pique curiosity vis-à-vis youth and children?s production abroad.
  • Promote quality and innovation in our productions.

For more than 30 years, the Alliance for Children and Television (ACT) has been monitoring the quality of Canadian children?s television and actively contributing to the vitality of the industry.  ACT is the only association in Canada that recognizes and rewards the work of youth programming creators and producers through its Awards of Excellence and other events specially designed to serve English- and French-speaking professionals.



To register or have a look at what?s on the agenda for the Média-Jeunes 2006 Conference, please visit 


Média-Jeunes 2006, is being produced with financial assistance from its partners?the Shaw Rocket Fund, Radio-Canada, the Independent Production Fund and Telefilm Canada



Contact: Sonia Provençal, Project and Event Coordinator, ACT (514)597-6809

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