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People moves: Kaplan promoted to EVP at Nick

Nickelodeon exec Paula Kaplan has been promoted to the newly created position of EVP talent and West Coast GM for Nickelodeon/MTVN kids and Family Group. In her new role, Kaplan will continue to oversee talent recruitment and casting for Nick businesses, including television, digital and consumer products, as well as MTVN Kids and Family Group brands. In addition, she'll look after expanding talent development and music initiatives.
September 26, 2007

Nickelodeon exec Paula Kaplan has been promoted to the newly created position of EVP talent and West Coast GM for Nickelodeon/MTVN kids and Family Group. In her new role, Kaplan will continue to oversee talent recruitment and casting for Nick businesses, including television, digital and consumer products, as well as MTVN Kids and Family Group brands. In addition, she’ll look after expanding talent development and music initiatives.
A 13-year vet at Nick, Kaplan built its L.A. talent department that launched in 1996. She has been the driving force in raising Nick’s corporate profile by shepherding the growth and development of the net’s Kids’ Choice Awards.

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Gary Rusak is a freelance writer based in Toronto. He has covered the kids entertainment industry for the last decade with a special interest in licensing, retail and consumer products. You can reach him at garyrusak@gmail.com

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