9 Story Media Group has appointed Jennifer McCann to the position of Director of Development. In the new role, she will be responsible for sourcing and developing animated and live-action properties for kids of all ages, as 9 Story continues to build its IP slate. Mike Drach will continue to lead projects in funded development with a broadcast partner, while McCAnn — reporting to VP of Creative Affairs Natalie Dumoulin — will focus on new projects from inception to pitching.
Prior to joining 9 Story, McCann held several positions at Zodiak Kids’ Marathon Media studio, including Director of Post-Production and, most recently, Creative Producer. During her tenure she played a key role in developing the company’s overseas co-production operations and helped to establish and manage satellite studios in Montreal and L.A.
Over her career, McCann has worked on hit shows including Totally Spies!, its spin-off The Amazing Spies!, Martin Mystery, Gormiti and Marsupilami. The seasoned producer has over 500 half-hour episodes under her belt, plus an award-winning TV movie. Most recently she was part of the development and pre-production team for Get Blake!, set to launch on Nickelodeon (U.S.) and Gulli (France) later this year.