Genius Brands ropes in Stone Newman as consumer products prez
6:08 pm PDT 18/07/2014 By

Newman will be working with retailers and licensees to build consumer products programs for brands like Baby Genius, Stan Lee’s Mighty 7, Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab and others. He will appoint and oversee a team of licensing agencies from around the world as subagents. Read More

Turner elevates Christina Miller to fill Stu Snyder’s shoes
4:00 pm PDT 17/07/2014 By

The new role enables Miller to have global oversight of linear and nonlinear content, consumer products and franchise management as well. She will lead a team of execs including Cartoon Network’s CCO Rob Sorcher and Adult Swim VP Mike Lazzo, and report to Turner president David Levy. Read More

The Foundation ropes in Michael Carrington as CEO
7:03 pm PDT 09/07/2014 By

Carrington will work with The Foundation’s MD Gwen Hughes on current productions, which include Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge, Let’s Play, The Floogals and animated hit Tickety Toc, and will spearhead development of future programs. Read More

Warner Bros. elevates John Stanley to handle a wider portfolio
2:30 pm PDT 08/07/2014 By

Under Stanley’s leadership, Warner Bros. has consistently delivered above market growth performance in its Home Entertainment and Games businesses at retail, through a more unified and innovative approach to customer-focused operations, which Stanley was instrumental in introducing. Read More

Nickelodeon UK loses Kiaran Saunders to A+E Networks
12:15 pm PDT 01/07/2014 By

Saunders has joined the company in a senior strategic role within its own EMEA operations responsible for A+E Networks’ growth strategy, branded channels and digital distribution across the region. Saunders assumes his new role from September. Read More

Vishnu Athreya elevated to VP, program scheduling at Cartoon Network and Boomerang
12:18 pm PDT 24/06/2014 By

In his new role, Athreya will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day scheduling and strategic positioning of programming content for Cartoon Network, Boomerang and branded non-linear program platforms. Read More

YouTube will be the dominant platform for media consumption in the next 5 years: Jeffrey Katzenberg
3:30 pm PDT 19/06/2014 By

He recently stated that the online video streaming giant -YouTube – will become the dominant platform in which media will be consumed in half a decade, dwarfing current television giants. Read More

Margaret Loesch set to part ways with Hub Network
12:04 pm PDT 17/06/2014 By

Margaret Loesch, the founding president and CEO of the Hub Network, is getting ready for a different innings, once her contract expires at the end of this year with the network. Read More

The voice of Scooby-Doo’s Shaggy, Casey Kasem passes away at 82
11:52 am PDT 17/06/2014 By

Kasem lent his vocal talents to numerous cartoons over the years, including playing the role of Robin on The Batman/Superman Hour and Super Friends, and famously remembered for his voiceover for Shaggy in Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! Read More

Zodiak Kids gets a new CEO in Jean-Philippe Randisi
3:38 pm PDT 06/06/2014 By

He will be responsible for the entire Zodiak Kids division consisting of three sizeable production houses; Marathon Media and Tele Images in Paris, and The Foundation in the UK; in addition to Kids content TV distribution, in partnership with Steve Macallister. Read More