Chris Rose (pictured) is taking on more responsibility in a role expansion that will see him serve as VP of production and development for both Nickelodeon and ViacomCBS International Studios Kids (VIS KIDS).
Still based in London, Rose will now focus on growing ViacomCBS Networks International’s kids content pipeline and overseeing all animated and live-action teams for VIS Kids and Nick International. Rose will also lead production and development across the UK, and work closely with teams in LatAm, EMEA and Israel. He reports to Nina Hahn, head of VIS KIDS and SVP of production and development for Nickelodeon International.
Joining Rose’s team as manager of production and development is Adam Bailey, who previously headed up animation development for Welsh studio Cloth Cat Animation. Bailey will support Rose in identifying new IPs and talent for Nickelodeon.
Charly Valentine, VP of live-action production and development for Nickelodeon International, will also now report to Rose.
Since joining Nickelodeon in 2018, Rose has taken on management of the global animated shorts program, resulting in Sharkdog—VIS’s first animated series for Netflix to originate outside of the US. He also leads production on The Twisted Timeline of Sammy & Raj, the division’s first collaboration with Viacom18 in India. Earlier in his career, Rose held various content, acquisitions and development positions at CBeebies, HIT Entertainment, ABC Australia and Beano.
VIS launched its kids division in late 2020 with Nina Hahn at the helm. The plan for the studio in 2021 is to expand its global kids content pipeline to produce short- and long-form content for a broader range of channels and platforms than just those in the ViacomCBS portfolio.