MTV Networks has appointed Nina Hahn to the newly created position of VP of international development for Nickelodeon. Based in London, she will report to Marjorie Cohn, exec VP of Nickelodeon U.S production and development, and Steve Grieder, senior VP of Nickelodeon International.
In her new role, Hahn will be responsible for developing relationships and partnerships to seek out kid-focused content and talent for Nickelodeon’s channels around the world. She will coordinate and drive the development process, spearheading new production models, managing productions from pilot through series and representing the creative needs of Nick outlets.
Cohn comments, "Nina will be connected with everything that we’re creating in the U.S., and will ensure that we’re maximizing all opportunities for our global channels. She’ll also funnel new content initiatives back into the U.S., expanding our current pipeline with the best, freshest, and most innovative creative out there."
"Nina’s expertise and skill will play a crucial role in helping source the next big thing from around the world, and develop that into a viable and powerful new proposition for our Nick channels," adds Grieder. "She’ll play an integral role in generating new content to fuel our global needs, as we face growing demand from our rapidly expanding network."
Hahn is a seasoned producer and development consultant who brings to Nickelodeon more than 15 years of experience in the global kids and family television business. She has been involved in all phases of the creative development and production process both in the U.S. and internationally.
Nickelodeon reaches nearly 300 million households in 167 territories worldwide via Nick channels, branded program blocks and broadband services across Africa, Asia and the Pacific Rim, CIS/Baltic Republics, Europe, Latin America and the U.S. The company’s portfolio of international businesses also includes Nickelodeon Movies and global licensing and merchandising for popular franchises such as Rugrats, Blue’s Clues, Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob Squarepants.