Federation Entertainment has launched a dedicated Kids and Family distribution division, and announces the appointment of Monica Levy as Senior Vice President, Co-Productions and Sales. The expansion is key to the Paris-based company’s long-term goal of expanding its production house Cottonwood Media into a major distribution player.
Levy brings two decades of international TV distribution experience to her new role, which puts her in charge of global sales for all kids and family content produced by Cottonwood Media (a subsidiary of Federation) as well as third party distribution, collected under the new Federation Kids & Family brand. Levy reports Cottonwood founder and managing director David Michel, now also head of the Kids & Family division. The studio’s IP includes animated series The Ollie & Moon Show and Squish.
Levy began her career at Marathon Media in 1995 as a sales manager, moving into sales at Marathon Group and playing a key role in its growth. She helped launch many of Marathon Group’s iconic series, most notably the global hit Totally Spies. When Marathon merged into Zodiak Media, Levy was appointed Vice President of International Sales for Zodiak Rights. Fluent in three languages, Levy has managed TV markets worldwide, across all platforms and multiple genres.