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.
Suzanne Wilson has joined Canadian public media outlet TVO as children‘s acquisitions officer for TVOKids.
Zodiak Media-owned French animation company Marathon Media has tapped American Emmy Award-winning producer Eryk Casemiro to serve as chief creative officer for its Kids division. Casemiro’s arrival in Paris is timed with Marathon’s expanding activities in L.A.
Nickelodeon’s New York-based president of content development Marjorie Cohn has chosen to exit the kidsnet after serving 26 years with the company, and Alison Dexter‘s EVP of productions position has been eliminated amid ongoing realignment.
Toy industry entrepreneur and former Jakks Pacific marketing exec Jeremy Padawer will join Michael Rinzler at Pennsylvania-based toymaker Wicked Cool Toys as a partner and co-president.