Barcelona-based production company Imira Entertainment has named Elena Mera Dios as its new sales manager for the EMEA, North America and Asian markets. Her move is timed with the departure of producer and head of sales Christophe Goldberger.
Digital gaming vet Jack Sorensen, who has played a hand in managing Star Wars and Pixar game franchises, will be at the helm of Saban Brands’ mobile gaming division The Playforge as president.
Disney Channel has upped development exec Adam Bonnett, who has spearheaded such shows as Hannah Montana and Shake it Up, to the newly created role of EVP of original programming at Disney Channels Worldwide.
M6 head of children’s programming Morgann Favennec is joining new Paris-based distributor Superights Family Entertainment, founded by French companies Axone Invest and Superprod, which will focus solely on live-action and animated family and youth entertainment.
In a move that speaks volumes about the rising value of digital youth content, DreamWorks Animation has purchased the 55,000 channel-strong YouTube teen network AwesomenessTV for US$33 million.
With a new Leavesden Studio and increased production output across TV, film and games, Warner Bros. UK is investing in local future creative talent through a number of new scholarships, apprenticeships and educational initiatives.
Former Chapman Entertainment production director Emily Whinnett will now oversee development at Northern Ireland’s Sixteen South as the company makes a push from puppetry into more live-action drama and animation.