Canada’s Corus Entertaiment has promoted long-time exec Athena Georgaklis to director of content for Teletoon. She takes the role vacated by Alan Gregg, who left the broadcaster to launch an Irish division of Mercury Filmworks in May.
Effective immediately, Georgaklis will oversee the content development, acquisitions and production for Teletoon’s English and French brands, and their accompanying multiplatform services.
The 17-year Teletoon vet was most recently manager of original production for the net, responsible for supervising development of original programming and securing new talent and partnerships. She has worked on a number of series, including Grojband, Camp Lakebottom, Rocket Monkeys, Fugget About It, Packages from Planet X and Total Drama Island.
In the new role, Georgaklis will manage Teletoon’s original production teams in both Montreal and Toronto. She will oversee the brands Teletoon, Teletoon Retro, Teletoon at Night and Cartoon Network, along with French counterparts Télétoon, Télétoon Retro and Télétoon la Nuit. She steps into the new role a few weeks after Corus and Teletoon unveiled the kidnet’s fall slate, which features new episodes from a roster of new and returning series.