Toronto, Canada-based producer/distributor Portfolio Entertainment has named Jonathan Abraham as its director of international sales and acquisitions, effective immediately.
Abraham is now tasked with selling the company’s slate of original programs globally and strengthening its distribution division. Additionally, he will be responsible for acquiring third-party content for Portfolio’s distribution catalog of kids, factual and lifestyle programming.
Abraham returns to Canada after serving as international sales and marketing manager for international toy company Zuru in Hong Kong, a position he’s held since September 2014. Prior to Zuru, he was an advertising account manager for Kidscreen, owned by Toronto-based Brunico Communications.
He’s also held sales positions in Toronto with 9 Story Entertainment (now 9 Story Media Group), Spin Master and Shaw Media.
In related news, Portfolio’s head of distribution Linda Kahn will be leaving the company at the end of the month to devote herself to her active consultancy Linda Kahn Media. Kahn has been at the helm of Portfolio’s distribution division for the past three years and has been instrumental in selling the company’s shows into more than 80 countries worldwide.
Abraham’s appointment comes on the heels of Portfolio’s new international deals for its hit preschool series Doki, a development deal with UK-based Giggle Media to produce animated comedy Invasion of the MooFaLoo! for Teletoon Canada, and the opening of the company’s newly expanded 9,000-square-foot animation studio and corporate office space in Toronto.