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Netflix Greenlights Second Season of Genius Brands ‘Llama Llama’

Genius Brands International announced that Netflix has greenlit the production of season 2 of animated preschool series Llama Llama, with Jennifer Garner set to reprise the lead voice ... Continue Reading →
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Mark Shoeman Named Director of Distribution for Genius Brands

Genius Brands International is expanding its global content distribution operation with the appointment of Mark Shoeman as the new Director of Distribution. The announcement was made ... Continue Reading →
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NorAm Partners Cuddle Up to Genius Brands’ ‘Llama Llama’

Genius Brands International is fluffing up the North American consumer products program for its preschool brand Llama Llama, signing on new partners for 2018. Based on the New York ... Continue Reading →
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MIPCOM & MIP Junior News Bytes

FUN Union and Imira Entertainment have sealed a multi-territory distribution deal and partnership, which will see the former’s three produced IPs showcased at MIP for the first time. ... Continue Reading →
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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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Six Toons for Under-Sixes

A heartwarming half-dozen series debuting at this year’s fall MIP markets, aimed at tiny tots and their families. Happy Babies Songs Produced By: HappyUp Animation Studios [KOCCA ... 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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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 →