Nickelodeon has named Emmy Award-winning producer Eryk Casemiro to the position of Senior Vice President of Nickelodeon Preschool. In this role, he will lead the network’s preschool production and development across all formats and platforms spanning digital, TV and film, and have oversight of the preschool Executives In Charge (EICs). The announcement was made today by Nickelodeon’s Executive Vice President of Animation, Ramsey Naito, to whom he will report. Casemiro will be based in Nickelodeon’s Burbank, Calif., headquarters.
“In addition to being a longtime collaborator and friend of Nickelodeon, Eryk is an immensely creative executive who has worked on some of the most beloved animated kids’ properties around the world,” said Naito. “His leadership of our best-in-class preschool team will enable us to further expand our powerhouse portfolio for this next generation of kids.”
Casemiro will continue to serve as an executive producer for Nickelodeon’s forthcoming reboot of the iconic kids’ series, Rugrats, which will include all-new adventures with fan-favorites Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Susie and Angelica, and introduce a new world of characters. A Rugrats alum, Casemiro was a producer on the original series during his time as Senior Vice President of Creative Affairs at Klasky-Csupo Productions.
While at Klasky-Csupo Productions, Casemiro was also responsible for the development and production of beloved Nickelodeon shows such as The Wild Thornberrys, Rocket Power, As Told By Ginger and All Grown Up!, earning the studio three Ark Trust Awards, four Humanitas Awards, 10 Emmy nominations, and an Emmy Award. He also led the development and production of feature films for Paramount Pictures including Rugrats Go Wild, The Wild Thornberrys Movie, which earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Song, Rugrats in Paris: The Movie and The Rugrats Movie.
Most recently, Casemiro was the Chief Creative Officer for Zodiak Kids Studios, comprised of Marathon Media and Tele-Image in Paris, and the Foundation in London, where he produced Kody Kapow for Sprout/NBCUniversal; Lilybuds for France Televisions and Discovery Kids Latin America; and Magiki for DeA Kids and Planeta. Prior to that, Casemiro was Chief Creative Officer for Marathon Media, overseeing the production of Get Blake for Nickelodeon Global and LoliRock, a co-production with Disney and France Televisions.
Casemiro also worked as a writer/producer on series including: OLIVIA, based on Ian Falconer’s award-winning book; Poppy Cat, adapted from illustrator Lara Jones’ picture book series and currently seen in 170 countries across the globe; and The Mr. Men Show, adapted from Roger Hargreaves’ Little Miss and Mr. Men book series, for which he received his 11th Emmy nomination — this time for Best Writing in a Children’s Series.
Casemiro began his career with Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video, where he produced Sharon, Lois and Bram’s Candles, Snow and Mistletoe for CBC, Lassie’s 40th Special, and the long-running hit Frosty Returns, now in its 27th year on CBS.