Industry veteran Charly Valentine has joined Nick International as its new senior director of live-action production and development.
Based in London, Valentine will report to Nick SVP of international development and production Nina Hahn and is responsible for the worldwide growth of the kidcaster’s live-action pipeline.
She previously worked on a range of live-action series and events including MTV UK’s Geordie Shore and other formats like Britain’s Got Talent, MasterChef and The X Factor, as well as Gogglebox and The Royal Television Society Awards.
In other Viacom International news, VIMN has partnered with global leisure park operator Parques Reunidos and UK-based shopping center developer intu to create a Nickelodeon-themed indoor family entertainment center at intu’s London-based Lakeside center. Set to open in 2018, the new 50,000-square-foot center will feature Nickelodeon-themed rooms for birthday parties and family gatherings, interactive adventure zones, character meet-and-greets and a retail space.
A Nickelodeon-branded family entertainment center for Spain was previously announced in March when VIMN began its relationship with Parques Reunidos to develop branded family centers across Europe. The Spanish location is expected to open in Murcia next year.