Portfolio Entertainment announces the appointment of seasoned development executive and producer Meghan Sheridan to the newly-created position of Executive Director of Development in Los Angeles.
Reporting to Senior Vice President of Content Liliana Reyes, Sheridan will work closely with the Toronto team to expand Portfolio’s growing slate of animated and live-action properties targeting kids and family audiences. Sheridan will be tasked with sourcing and identifying branded content for development, while building Portfolio’s network of partnerships with the creative community including creators, showrunners and artists with unique and original voices.
“Meghan’s varied experience developing kids’ content across both the production and broadcasting sectors are a huge asset to Portfolio as we continue to cultivate and diversify our slate of high-quality brands and premium content” said Liliana Reyes, Senior Vice President of Content. “As Portfolio’s ambassador on the ground in Los Angeles, we are thrilled to have Meghan on our team and look forward to the new heights we will reach in this next phase of expansion.
Prior to joining Portfolio, Sheridan was Director of Original Programming and Development for Universal Kids (formerly Sprout), and Director of Children’s Entertainment for The Jim Henson Company. Sheridan helped develop and co-manage numerous projects over the course of her career including the Emmy-nominated Top Chef Junior and American Ninja Warrior Junior for ages 6-11, as well as Norman Picklestripes and Nina’s World for preschoolers.
Portfolio Entertainment is a leading media company based in Toronto that specializes in the production, animation and distribution of premium content for television and digital platforms worldwide. The company is currently in production on a new adult animated comedy series, Doomsday Brothers with Corus Entertainment, and the new animated preschool series Hero Elementary with TPT/PBS. Notable projects include The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot about That! (PBS/Treehouse); DOKI (Discovery Kids); and Freaktown (Teletoon). Founded by Lisa Olfman and Joy Rosen, Portfolio has achieved a global reputation for creative excellence, innovation, and collaboration.