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Former Fox Family, Fox Kids Pres. Smith Joins TLC Ent.
Maureen Smith, former Fox Family Channel and Fox Kids Network president has assumed a partnership at TLC Ent., producers of live action, animation, and film projects for television and home video, including series and specials such as Captain Kangaroo, McGee and Me!, and The Christmas Lamb.
Joining TLC Ent. co-founders and partners George Taweel and Rob Loos, Smith will work to increase the company’s library of intellectual properties. She will also oversee marketing and brand management for each of those properties and fully exploit the company’s media assets across all applicable platforms including television, home video, video on demand, publishing and feature films.
Named one of the 100 Most Powerful Women in Entertainment by The Hollywood Reporter in Dec. 2001, Smith is recognized as a key architect in building the Fox Family Channel (now ABC Family), where she served as exec. vp before taking over the reins.
Original primetime programming and events developed under Smith’s leadership include the critically acclaimed series State of Grace and the original movies Three Days, starring Kristin Davis, and Moms on Strike, starring Faith Ford.
During her tenure at Fox Kids, Smith oversaw the 4.2 million member Fox Kids Club, served as Editor-In-Chief of Fox Kids Magazine and served as general manager. She joined the network in 1996 as sr. vp of planning, scheduling and station relations.
Beginning her media career in 1986 as one of the original Fox Broadcasting employees, Smith’s 15 years with the organization included positions in research, marketing, station affiliations and primetime program scheduling.
Smith and her husband reside in Southern California and are the proud parents of two children.