Cartoon Network USA New Digital Production And Product Management Leadership

Cartoon Network USA New Digital Production And Product Management Leadership

Cartoon Network USA New Digital Production And Product Management Leadership

On Wednesday this week (17/01/2018), Turner USA has promoted four Cartoon Network and Adult Swim executives into new positions. For Cartoon Network USA, Sherri Glass has been promoted to vice president of digital production and Beau Teague has also been promoted to vice president of product management. Digital production and digital products are increasingly becoming more important for the network, in recent years, there has been a shift and emphasis on digital services including the Cartoon Network app and Cartoon Network Anything which are platforms used to showcase new content. Adult Swim USA has promoted Kim Manning to vice president of programming and Liz Pate to vice president of production operations for games and connected devices.

In her new role, Sherri Glass will oversee all aspects of production for Cartoon Network games, mobile apps and connected devices. She will lead a team of producers, project managers and the quality assurance team that create, implement and oversee a wide array of digital products including over three dozen console, mobile and web games per year, the Emmy award-winning Cartoon Network video app, CartoonNetwork.com and digital experiences for Cartoon Network’s original programming series including Mighty Magiswords and OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes. Sherri Glass joined Turner in 1998 as the assistant to the vice president for on-air production.

As vice president of product management, Beau Teague will be responsible for managing Cartoon Network’s digital products, he will listen to suggestions from Cartoon Network’s fans while still focusing on the goals of the business. Specially, he will focus on the Cartoon Network video app for mobile and connected devices, mobile games, and innovative new apps like such as the Mighty Magiswords Magimobile app. Teague began his career at Turner at the company’s former GameTap division where he helped to design the gaming service.

As vice president of programming at Adult Swim USA, Kim Manning is responsible for overseeing day-to-day scheduling for Cartoon Network’s young adult brand on both linear and digital platforms. She will also oversee acquisitions of pre-produced series for Adult Swim and the network’s anime programming block, Toonami. Kim Manning joined Cartoon Network USA in 2002. Liz Pate will oversee all aspects of production for Adult Swim’s games, mobile apps and connected devices. She joined Adult Swim Games as supervising producer in 2007 and was later became director of production.

From The Turner USA Press Release: Adult Swim and Cartoon Network Announce Promotions In Programming and Digital Production

Today, Turner’s Adult Swim and Cartoon Network announced promotions of four key executives across both networks that oversee content strategy and production. Both networks, known for award-winning original content, continue to expand their programming across all platforms.

At Adult Swim, the network is promoting Kim Manning to vice president of programming and Liz Pate to vice president of production operations for games and connected devices. For Cartoon Network, Sherri Glass is elevated to vice president of digital production and Beau Teague to vice president of product management. All previously held senior director roles at the networks and are based in Atlanta, GA.

As vice president, programming, Manning is responsible for overseeing day-to-day scheduling and strategic positioning of programming content for Adult Swim, on both linear and digital platforms. She also oversees acquisitions of pre-produced series for Adult Swim and the network’s anime programming block, Toonami. Manning joined Cartoon Network in 2002.

In her new role, Pate is responsible for the group’s tactical leadership and all operational aspects of gaming and connected devices for the network. Pate joined Adult Swim Games as supervising producer in 2007 and was later promoted to director of production. Over the last 10 years, Adult Swim Games has published more than 100 games across PC, mobile, Steam and console platforms and is currently developing new experiences based on original IP and innovative technology.

In her newly elevated role as vice president of digital production, Glass will oversee all aspects of production for Cartoon Network games, mobile apps and connected devices. She will lead a team of producers, project managers and QA that create, implement and oversee a wide array of digital products including over three dozen console, mobile and web games per year; the Emmy award-winning Cartoon Network video app; CartoonNetwork.com and digital experiences for Cartoon Network’s original programming series including Mighty Magiswords and OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes. Glass joined Turner in 1998 as the assistant to the vice president of on-air production.

As vice president of product management, Teague will be responsible for establishing and managing the strategy of Cartoon Network’s digital products by balancing the needs of the fans with the goals of the business. He will focus his efforts on the Cartoon Network video app for mobile and connected devices, mobile games, and innovative new digital products like Cartoon Network’s Magimobile, the network’s first app that interacts directly with the linear television series, Mighty Magiswords. A ten-year veteran of Turner, Teague began his career at GameTap, where he helped design and manage the gaming subscription service’s user experience (UX).

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/adult-swim-and-cartoon-network-announce-promotions-programming-and-digital-production

Audrey Diehl Appointed Vice President Of Series At Warner Bros Animation

Audrey Diehl Appointed Vice President Of Series At Warner Bros Animation

Audrey Diehl Appointed Vice President Of Series At Warner Bros Animation

Yesterday (09/11/2017), Warner Bros. Animation has announced that they have hired Audrey Diehl as their new Vice President of Series. The appointment was announced yesterday by the President of Warner Bros. Animation – Sam Register. In Audrey’s new role, she will oversee new programming and animated shows that are currently in production. Warner Bros. Animation is owned by Warner Bros, a sister company of Cartoon Network’s owner – Turner, both Cartoon Network and Boomerang are a home for animated productions by Warner Bros. Animation and the studio provides a considerable amount of content to both channels.

Before her new job at Warner Bros. Animation, Audrey worked for Nickelodeon for 14 years, her final role at the channel was VP of Animation Development and had that role since October 2013. During her time at Nickelodeon, Audrey helped to develop a variety of animated Nickelodeon shows including Sanjay and Craig, Harvey Beaks and Pig Goat Banana Cricket, she also had a creative executive role on shows made by external studios for Nickelodeon including El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera, Fanboy & Chum Chum and The Penguins of Madagascar. She also was in charge of the development team and pilot development at Nickelodeon.

Regarding the appointment of Audrey Diehl as VP of Series at Warner Bros. Animation, Sam Register said: “Audrey has a very impressive track record of developing and producing highly successful, high quality series throughout her career, and we are very happy to welcome her to our team. This is an extremely exciting time to be working at WBA, with more than a dozen current series in production or on the air, and more to come. We look forward to Audrey contributing right away to our continued growth.”

Warner Bros. Animation is currently producing thirteen different shows at the moment, mostly for Cartoon Network and Boomerang including Justice League Action, Teen Titans Go!, DC Super Hero Girls (Coming Soon to Cartoon Network USA), Unikitty! (Coming Soon to Cartoon Network USA), Be Cool Scooby-Doo!, Bunnicula, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, New Looney Tunes, The Tom and Jerry Show, Wacky Races, Mike Tyson Mysteries (Adult Swim), Green Eggs and Ham (Netflix) and Young Justice: Outsiders (for the new DC Comics Digital Service).

http://www.c21media.net/warner-bros-hires-nick-veteran-diehl/

http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/warner-bros-animation-audrey-diehl-vp-of-series-1202611099/

http://www.animationmagazine.net/people/audrey-diehl-named-vp-of-series-at-warner-bros-animation/

Pierre Branco Appointed As New Turner Northern Europe Manager

Pierre Branco Appointed As New Turner Northern Europe Manager

Pierre Branco Appointed As New Turner Northern Europe Manager

Today (28/06/2017), Turner Broadcasting System Europe has appointed Pierre Branco as the new SVP (Senior Vice President) of Turner Northern Europe (UK and Ireland, Nordics and Baltics), he replaces Ian McDonough who announced his resignation in April this year. Mr Branco is a long serving Turner EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) employee and has worked for the company since 2006, in his last role, he was the general manager for Turner’s channels in France, Portugal, Africa and Israel.

In his new role, Mr Branco will move from his old regional base in Paris to Turner EMEA’s headquarters in London, where he will report to Turner EMEA president, Giorgio Stock. Mr Branco will be working with the Turner Northern Europe team leaders including the head of UK Kids channels – Sean Gorman (manager of Cartoon Network UK, Boomerang UK and Cartoonito UK) and the general manager of Turner in Scandinavia – Bo Falk Østergaard as well as their respective teams.

During his time as general manager of Turner France, Portugal and Africa, he has introduced Turner’s action-animation channel brand – Toonami to France and Africa and launched variety animation channel Boing in Africa, he also oversaw a 12-channel children’s, news, movie and general entertainment portfolio in three different languages (French, Portuguese and English), including editorial and creative strategy, programming and acquisitions, marketing, production and digital functions.

Mr Branco’s wealth of experience while building the French, Portuguese and African part of the business can be used to develop and maintain the reputation of the Northern Europe part of the company, especially as Cartoon Network is currently the number one channel for boys in the UK and Denmark*. Meanwhile in France, Portugal and Africa, the SVP of Turner Southern Europe and Africa – Jaime Ondarza will be advising local teams until a replacement is found.

From the Turner EMEA Press Release: Turner EMEA Appoints Pierre Branco to lead its Northern European business

Turner EMEA today announced a significant internal promotion with the appointment of Pierre Branco to the role of SVP Northern Europe. Branco, who takes up the role with immediate effect from his present position as Turner’s GM for France, Portugal, Africa and Israel, will lead Turner’s business across the UK, Nordics and Baltics at a period of particularly fast paced change for the company. He will move to London from Paris in the coming months and will report directly to Turner EMEA President, Giorgio Stock, and joins his executive team.

Overseeing a senior management team who themselves bring a wealth of experience within the Northern European markets, Branco, a more than ten year Turner veteran behind some of the company’s fastest growing EMEA markets, will be responsible for leading the growth and development of Turner’s operations in the region. This includes its kids and general entertainment portfolio of Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Cartoonito, TCM and TNT brands, as well as the distribution of CNNI. He will be charged with identifying new areas for driving revenues and profits, overseeing P&L and ensuring consistency and strategy for the region, all through the lens of delivering branded experiences that drive fan engagement across the linear and non linear ecosystem.

Stock says: “At a time when we are developing ambitious new initiatives in the Northern Europe region alongside a relentless focus on our core channels business, this is a particularly important appointment and amongst a high calibre of candidates Pierre stood out for his exceptional track record in building our brands and driving growth. His combination of industry knowledge, a deep commitment to leveraging the digital trends shaping our business and a passion for putting our fans at the centre of everything we do, will bring vision and momentum to the Northern Europe business to take it to the next level.”

Branco’s transition to the Northern Europe remit follows a transformative approach to his current role where he has overseen mould breaking commercial deals, the introduction of new brands to the marketplace and reinvigorated businesses in highly differentiated markets such as France and Africa, both of which have enjoyed their best commercial and ratings performances to date under his leadership.

Branco has been with Turner since 2006, most recently as Vice President and General Manager, France, Portugal, Africa and Israel, overseeing a 12-channel portfolio in three different languages, including editorial and creative strategy, programming and acquisitions, marketing, production and digital functions.

Added Stock, “It’s particularly rewarding, and proof of the calibre of talent we have at Turner, to promote from within the company, as we continue to deliver on our commitment to create and curate great content that really resonates with our audiences, wherever and whenever they are engaging with us.”

The appointment comes at a time when the strength of Turner’s Northern Europe brand portfolio includes Cartoon Network maintaining its #1 position for boys in the UK and Denmark*, long term established platform partnerships and significant growth in digital engagement across the region.

*Source: BARB, boys 4-15 in the UK and Kantar Gallup DK/Kantar TNS NO/MMS SE, boys 4-9 in Denmark

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/turner-emea-appoints-pierre-branco-lead-its-northern-european-business

http://tbivision.com/news/2017/06/turner-names-mcdonough-replacement-europe/768141/

http://www.c21media.net/turner-hands-branco-european-role/