Children’s content veteran Kim Howitt has joined Amy Friendman’s team at WarnerMedia Kids and Family as the new Senior Creative Executive. Howitt’s purview will include oversight of the creative development of third-party animation, co-productions and live-action content across preschool, kids and family demographics for the division, which holds Cartoon Network, Boomerang and HBO Max K&F.
In her new role, Howitt will work closely with VP Adina Pitt, who takes on an expanded role leading Kids and Family acquisitions, co-productions and content partnerships for linear and streaming in the U.S., and linear in Latin America.
Howitt brings more than 25 years of experience creating media brands and content for kids and families. She has an extensive background in the development and ideation of multiplatform content, long and short form, live-action and animation production. Howitt was a pioneer in digital commerce content, leading creative for Publicis Groupe’s experimental project Honeyshed. Her dynamic work style seamlessly knits together both boutique creative teams and major industry leaders, where she has created and inspired award-winning content for Apple, Disney, MTV, Netflix, Nickelodeon, Scholastic, and others.
Most recently, as Head of Development for HMH Productions, Howitt helped to build the award-winning HMH Production company, within the renowned educational publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, which included their fourth season of the latest Emmy-winning Carmen Sandiego animated series.