Sander Schwartz, President of Kids & Family Entertainment FremantleMedia, is leaving the company later this month to pursue new business opportunities in television production. Schwartz established the division for FremantleMedia in 2009, and with his team has built it into one of the world’s leading independent producers of kids’ and family fare; its shows air globally on major pan-regional kids’ networks, world-renowned national broadcasters and digital platforms, and extend into toys, games and other consumer products across the world.
With 15 titles produced in collaboration with innovative production partners from around the world, FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment has grown into one of the most dynamic independent producers and distributors of engaging, entertaining and ground-breaking content in the sector today. Its portfolio includes titles such as Tree Fu Tom, Kate & Mim-Mim, Strange Hill High, Wizards vs Aliens, Grojband and Max Steel.
“It has been an honor and a privilege to work with the outstanding team at FremantleMedia,” said Schwartz. “Though I have decided that it’s time for me to take on a new challenge, I leave with great confidence in the company’s rich opportunity as a leader in family entertainment. It’s been an incredible experience to be able to build a division for such a respected company. I’m proud of the progress we’ve made and I know that FremantleMedia is on very firm footing for sustainable growth and success.”
Of his departure, Sangeeta Desai, COO & CFO FremantleMedia said: “We would like to thank Sander for his contribution in launching the division and its successes to date. We wish him well in his future endeavors”.