“The content landscape has changed…Now, there is an inherent challenge to monetizing kids content,” says CloudKid co-founder Dave Schlafman, regarding the decision to shutter the Emmy Award-winning Boston-based digital studio and join social robotics startup Jibo.
Disney vet Nick van Dyk is at the helm of Activision Blizzard’s new film and TV studio, which will create original content based on the company’s most well-known IPs – including the US$3 billion Skylanders franchise,
After consolidating its TV lines of business (Animation, International and Europe) into the centralized Gaumont Television division, the France-based prodco has appointed Nicola Andrews to the newly created VP of distribution post.
Warner Bros. Animation has promoted creative exec Jay Bastian (pictured) to SVP of series, as well as operations chief Ed Adams to SVP and GM.
Taking its kids and general entertainment content strategy in a more global direction, Turner is strengthening ties between its international and US operations with new remits for senior execs Patricia Hidalgo and Hannes Heyelmann.