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Deb Pierson & Lloyd Mintz Promoted at Genius Brands

Kids’ multimedia entertainment company Genius Brands International has upped two of its leading executives: Kid Genius Cartoon Channel President Deb Pierson has been named Senior ... Continue Reading →
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Nickelodeon Recruits Genius Brands’ ‘Rainbow Rangers’

Genius Brands International has licensed exclusive US and Caribbean Basin broadcast rights for season one of its CG-animated series Rainbow Rangers (52 x 11 min.) to top-rated kids’ ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Home Extends Genius Brands Deal Worldwide

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Genius Brands International have expanded last year’s North American home entertainment distribution agreement to include worldwide marketing ... Continue Reading →
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Margaret Loesch Named Kids Genius Cartoon Channel Exec Chair

Genius Brands International has brought onboard children’s and family media executive Margaret Loesch as Executive Chairman of its Kids Genius Channel. Loesch will provide counsel ... Continue Reading →
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‘Lion King’ Director & ‘Frozen’ Writer Join GBI Series

Genius Brands International is teaming up with Rob Minkoff, director of Disney’s The Lion King, and Shane Morris, co-writer of Frozen, to develop and produce a new animated preschool ... Continue Reading →
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Stone Newman Expands Role at GBI; Jo Kavanagh-Payne Joins as SVP

Genius Brands International has promoted Stone Newman to President of Global Consumer Products, Worldwide Content Sales & Marketing. This expansion of the executive’s purview ... Continue Reading →
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Netflix Slates 5 Original Kids Toons Plus Nick Kroll Series

Leading internet TV network Netflix reveals plans for five new original animated series for kids (and a second-season renewal for Kong: King of the Apes) on the heels of its announcement ... Continue Reading →
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GBI’s Stone Newman Takes on Global Marketing

Genius Brands International has promoted industry vet Stone Newman from President of Global Consumer Products to President of Global Consumer Products & Marketing, per an announcement ... Continue Reading →
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Andy Heyward Launches Collectable Animation Art Outlet

Animation industry veteran Andy Heyward has launched a new destination for collectible animation cel artwork. Andy Heyward Animation Art offers limited edition hand painted, signed ... Continue Reading →
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Rebecca Hershinger Appointed CFO of Genius Brands

Genius Brands International and its Board of Directors have named veteran financial executive and former VP of Finance for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Rebecca Hershinger, as Chief Financial ... Continue Reading →