After three years as director of production and acquisitions for Disney ABC Television Group, industry vet Cindy Bradeen is returning to LA-based prodco 7ate9 Entertainment in the newly created position of vice president.
In her new role, Bradeen will oversee the company’s scripted and unscripted development, production, and post-production business.
Prior to Disney, she served as an executive producer at 7ate9 for seven years after holding supervising producer and production manager roles at the company.
Her re-hiring comes as 7ate9 looks to grow its long-form content business and strengthen its existing marketing partnerships with major studios. Founded by Artur Spigel, the kids IP creator has enjoyed long-standing relationships over the last 20 years with Disney, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and Warner Bros.
Its newest global hit—competition series Massive Monster Mayhem (pictured)—was recently sold to broadcasters Lagardère, Gulli TV and Canal J (France), TVE’s Clan (Spain), CiTV (UK), and ABC (Australia).
Produced in partnership with Canada’s DHX Media and co-created by Spigel and Michael Chavas, the live-action and CGI-animated series made its television debut on Nicktoons in the US and on Canada’s Family Channel in 2017. Nick International then picked up the series for 140 territories worldwide. Alpha Group US was named global master toy licensee (excluding Asia), and a toy line is expected to launch this fall.
7ate9 is also opening an office in Nashville in addition to its locations in LA and Toronto.