DHX Media has tapped industry vet Jerry Diaz as its new Vice President Distribution, in which role he will have direct responsibility for managing the global sales and distribution business at the company. Diaz will report to and work closely with Josh Scherba, EVP Content and Distribution, who holds overall responsibility for kids’ and family content creation and sales.
“Jerry’s reputation and relationships in the kids’ content world are exceptional,” said Scherba. “I have had the privilege of knowing Jerry personally for over 15 years and am thrilled to have him bring his experience and talent to DHX Media. We anticipate he will bring great benefits working alongside our stellar distribution team and help to provide key insights into the global market for our leading content development team.”
“I’ve had a strong peer relationship with Josh and the DHX Media team for many years in the kids’ content space,” Diaz commented. “I am excited about what DHX has to offer its customers and am thrilled to be joining a respected and seasoned team, well-liked for their relentless pursuit of excellence in the growing kids’ content arena.”
Diaz brings more than three decades of experience in the global content distribution business to his new post. He joins DHX Media after more than seven years leading global sales and distribution at Corus Entertainment’s animation arm, Nelvana Enterprises, where as VP of Worldwide Sales and Distribution he sold directly into Canada, the US, the UK, Spain, Portugal and South America.
Prior to Nelvana, Diaz ran his own company for two years, representing producers including TV-Loonland, Evergreen Ent. and Scholastic Ent. in North America and Latin America. He had previously been with TV-Loonland for 8 years, preceded by 5 years at Heart Ent. and 7 at ABC Distribution.
Based in Toronto, Diaz is originally from New Jersey, and holds a BA in Communications from William Paterson University.