+ Canada’s 9 Story Entertainment has appointed seasoned marketing exec Jennifer Ansley to the new positions of Vice President, Marketing & Communications. Ansley will be responsible for promoting 9 Story’s key properties as well as all corporate messaging, working with broadcasters, home entertainment distributors and licensing partners as well as leading corporate communications efforts including PR, international market initiatives and corporate events. Ansley previously served as VP of marketing for Phase 4 Films and director of marketing for Somerset Ent., she will report directly to 9 Story CEO Vince Commisso.
+ Guillaume Soutter, co-owner/co-founder of kids programming distributor and brand manager PGS Entertainment, has established a new Hong Kong-based company, PGS H.K. Ltd. which will follows PGS Ent.’s primary model and serve as a strategic base to support the its present kids programming catalog throughout Asia, seek out opportunities with Asian content producers and provide direct manufacturing support to PGS’s growing licensing and merchandising business. Among the first properties to be highlighted in the region will be Method Animation’s Heroes United and The Little Prince (s3); A Squared’s Secret Kidventure Club, Stan Lee’s Mighty 7 and Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab; TAT Prod.’s Spike movies and The Jungle Bunch; Samka Prod.’s Marsupilami, Joke Box and One Minute Before; La Station Animation’s Mister Otter and Studio Hari’s Leon and Gees.