L.A.-based Genius Brands International is making a push into a big market by signing Small Screen Distribution as its exclusive sales agent throughout Asia. Genius Brands properties include Baby Genius, Stan Lee Comics (including the film Stan Lee’s Mighty 7), Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab and Warren Buffet’s Secret Millionaires Club.
Kerry Novick will head the partnership for Small Screen Distribution, a New York-based company she established in 2004 to provide sales representation in Asia for children’s animation producers. Prior to that she held roles distributing Sesame Workshop programming to Asia and serving as Toronto-based Nelvana Enterprises’ sales rep for Australasia.
Small Screen Distribution will report to Genius Brands SVP of Global Content Sales, Andrew Berman, who was appointed to the role earlier this summer.