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Tanya Green to lead preschool push at Mainframe

The former head of Sinking Ship's fledgling animation division is going to oversee all new preschool content at the Wow! Unlimited Media subsidiary, including original IPs, co-productions and global creative partnerships.
July 23, 2020

Wow! Unlimited Media subsidiary Mainframe Studios has appointed Tanya Green into a brand-new head of preschool position as it looks to grow its footprint in that age genre.

While Mainframe (formerly known as Rainmaker Studios) is located in Vancouver, Green will be based in Toronto with a remit to oversee all new preschool content, including original IPs, co-productions and global partnerships with creators.

She will work closely with Mainframe’s content SVP Gregory Little, who oversees the  studio’s content slate for older kids and families, and the rest of the Vancouver team.

It’s been just over a year since Green was tapped to head up Sinking Ship Entertainment’s animation division, which opened in spring 2019. Prior to that, she was VP of production at 9 Story’s Brown Bag Films (2014-2019), where she managed and produced award-winning animated series such as Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Peg + Cat, Luna Around the World, Magic School Bus Rides Again and Wild Kratts.

The hire comes as Wow! looks to expand its production volume in the animation space. Earlier in the year, executives said the company could potentially almost double its animation team in the years ahead, with learnings from the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic allowing for more of its animators to work remotely. Castlevania, The Octonauts, Made by Maddie and the DreamWorks Animation series Madagascar: A Little Wild are among the projects it has worked on this year.

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