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Cloudco hires distribution, development execs

EXCLUSIVE: Former Kidscreen associate publisher Myles Hobbs and ex-Moonbug development exec Daniel Barnes join the studio behind Care Bears and Holly Hobbie.
September 16, 2020

LA-based Cloudco Entertainment is growing its development, production and distribution teams with the addition of Myles Hobbs (pictured, right) and Daniel Barnes (pictured, left).

Hobbs started with the company earlier this month as VP of global distribution, and is responsible for expanding sales worldwide. He reports to content strategy and co-productions EVP Ian Lambur, who came on board in July.

Prior joining to Cloudco, Hobbs served as associate publisher here at Kidscreen, where he oversaw sales efforts for all publishing and event platforms, including Kidscreen Summit. Prior to that, he held senior management roles at US retailers Williams-Sonoma and Eddie Bauer.

Barnes joins Cloudco as a development executive, coming from Moonbug Entertainment, where he held the same title and worked on branded and original content including Arpo, Blippi, Morphle and Mia’s Magic Playground. He previously worked in various development roles at Hasbro Studios and Amazon Studios.

In his new role at Cloudco, Barnes will focus on various animated and live-action productions at a producer level. He’ll also develop new projects and pitches, and identify and build relationships with talent. He starts immediately, reporting to Ryan Wiesbrock, head of development and production.

The new hires should help Cloudco continue to build out its slate with new shows, as well as prepping new seasons of Care Bears: Unlock the Magic, Tinpo and Boy Girl Dog Cat Mouse Cheese.


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