With the literary influence of eBooks mounting in the US, Kindoma Storytime, an app that connects readers with long-distance family members, is growing its catalogue by 100 and its executive team by one with the addition of Carly Shuler as its new co-founder.
Toronto, Canada-based indie producer and distributor Shaftesbury has promoted Ryan St. Peters to VP of sales and business development, where he will build distribution relationships with third-party producers and seek out new opportunities for Smokebomb’s digital properties.
David Frank, CEO of Paris-based Zodiak Media, is stepping down from the post in the middle of October, and Marc-Antoine d’Halluin, a partner at media investment and advisory firm Rubis Media Partners, has been named as the company’s new CEO.
As New York-based Big Tent Entertainment looks to grow its domestic and global licensing programs, the branding company that reps Domo, PBS Kids Sprout and Discovery Kids has promoted Sondra Seecharan to manager of creative and product development and added Justina Tang as marketing associate.
With a second season of Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja in the pipeline, David Levine (pictured) is making the move from L.A. to London to take on the role of VP of programming, production and strategic development for Disney Channels EMEA. Levine was previously VP and GM of Disney XD Worldwide.
After more than two decades heading the American Center for Children and Media, David Kleeman has officially joined strategy, research and product group PlayCollective as SVP, Insights Programs, and PlayVangelist.