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TV/FILM Rights Centre: The New Business Area at Bologna Children’s Book Fair

Bologna Children’s Book Fair, the international leading event for children’s publishing, will have a new area dedicated to audiovisual professionals.

The 61st edition of Bologna Children’s Book Fair (BCBF) – the most important international children’s publishing fair for children – will be held at BolognaFiere from 8 to 11 April 2024. The fair includes two brand extensions, Bologna Licensing Trade Fair/Kids (BLTF/K) for children’s brands, and Bologna Book Plus (BBPlus) for general publishing. BCBF is the ideal venue for audiovisual professionals to discover the next book-based properties to be adapted into TV series and films for kids and families. Every year, the show brings together the most important professionals in the sector from all over the world: 1456 exhibitors and 28,894 visitors in the 2023 edition; it includes two brand extensions, the events Bologna Licensing Trade Fair/Kids (BLTF/K) for children’s brands, and BolognaBookPlus (BBPlus), organised in cooperation with AIE – Associazione Italiana Editori, dedicated to generalist publishing.

To deepen this critical link between the two industries, BCBF has established in 2024 the Tv/Film Rights Centre, a new business area that welcomes audiovisual producers and enables networking with publishing professionals, for an enhanced book-to-screen proposal.

In this first edition, the Tv/Film Rights Centre will have limited slots and will provide several benefits to registered producers, significantly increasing their opportunities to promote their TV/film properties in the publishing sector. The project will involve all BCBF publishers, who will receive an information sheet about each registered producer.

Producers will have access to the Bologna Global Rights Exchange service, the digital platform for the copyright business, and will be included in the official BCBF catalogue. They will also be able to browse the database of publishers and trade visitors registered at the fair.

Members will be able to plan meetings, get help, and take part in the organization’s arranged matchmaking activities between publishers and TV and film producers in a special business lounge that is positioned in the heart of the exhibition halls. Additional facilities are being created and will be announced soon in order to enhance the matchmaking process between publishers and audiovisual creators.

In addition, a rich calendar of conferences on the audiovisual sector is expected on 10 April, in the context of the 4th edition of the International Kids Licensing Days – the conference programme on the latest trends in children’s content.

To request information and/or reserve your slot in the new area, please write to Licensing@bolognafiere.it by 23 February.

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