Having served as exec VP of rights management and distribution company Taffy Ent. since it was formed by Mike Young Prods. (MYP) in March of 2004, Regis Brown is moving on. Effective Sept. 1, he will act as exec VP of U.K. based Entara Ltd., MYP’s co-producer on the animated series Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks. Lionel Marty is handling Brown’s former duties as exec VP of Taffy Ent.
‘The time has come for me to explore new business opportunities within our ever-changing entertainment media landscape,’ Brown comments. ‘In this new assignment, my task is to build and grow an all-family, multi-day-part film and television distribution company.’
In addition to owning the IP rights to Jakers!, Entara has picked up rights to the CG series Those Scurvy Rascals, and serves as a third-party licensing agent for teen-centric web destinations Popworld and Habbo. Rascals will be screening at MIPCOM Jr. in Cannes in October.