Speaker Profile MIPJunior

Bruce Kane

Job TitleFounder & Director

Company NameBES Animation


Bruce Kane is a seasoned television writer and producer with more 30 years experience across all formats. Kane started his career writing and producing for light entertainment shows, comedy and music television. He was an Executive Producer at ABC TV for more than ten years and was the driving force behind some of Australia’s most iconic and successful programs including Spicks and Specks with Adam Hill, Recovery, Einstein Factor, Studio 22, Long Way to the Top, as well as the Network Executive Producer of We Can Be Heroes (known internationally as The Nominees). Kane along with co-founder Maurice Argiro created and launched BES Animation in 2010 growing the company into one of Australia’s leading independent animation production companies that specialises in creating programs locally for a global audience. Kane leads the creative and production teams for BES Animation’s portfolio of shows including Monster Beach (which was sold to Turner Asia Pacific in 2016), Exchange Ground Zero, Boxwars, Ginger Snaps, The Jan & Rai Show and the critically acclaimed Kitty is Not a Cat, now sold into more than 65 territories. Kane’s shows for BES Animation have won multiple awards in Australia and Europe including the prestigious International Live Pitch award at MIPJunior 2017 for Boxwars.


About BES Animation

BES Animation is a leading 2D animation studio specialising in creating original concepts, stories and quality animation for local and international audiences. Proudly creative-owned and driven, BES has the unique ability to see projects through all stages of production: from the genesis of a great idea to the finished product on screen! BES Animation’s portfolio of shows include Exchange Student Zero, Monster Beach, Ginger Snaps, Boxwars, Kitty is Not a Cat, The Jan & Rai Show and a stable of projects in development. BES Animation shows are broadcast in 65 countries in more than 25 languages around the world. The philosophy of the company is simple… create, nurture and develop great ideas, in Australia, for the world.

Conference Sessions


    14 Oct 2018, 14:45 - 16:00, JW Marriott, Conference Room 1 - Grand Theatre

    Known as one of the most awaited sessions at MIPJunior, the MIPJunior Project Pitch is dedicated to creators and producers seeking financing for projects in dev...

    • Language: English
      1. Event Date
        Sun, Oct 14
      2. Event Type
        Competition / Pitch

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