Media Exec Ynon Kreiz Named CEO of Mattel

Struggling toy-maker Mattel has appointed Ynon Kreiz, former CEO of Disney’s Maker Studios, as its new chief executive officer. He takes over as Mattel’s CEO effective April 26, 2018. Kreiz replaces Margo Georgiadis, named CEO in February 2…

Struggling toy-maker Mattel has appointed Ynon Kreiz, former CEO of Disney’s Maker Studios, as its new chief executive officer. He takes over as Mattel’s CEO effective April 26, 2018. Kreiz replaces Margo Georgiadis, named CEO in February 2017, who will “pursue a new opportunity in the technology sector.” Georgiadis will serve in an advisory role […]

Banijay Rights Partners With Deepak Dhar to Launch Banijay Asia

Banijay Rights has partnered with Deepak Dhar to launch Banijay Asia, the company announced Monday. The new operation, which is a 50:50 joint venture between Banijay and Dhar, aims to expand Banijay’s presence in India and South East Asia. It will produce scripted and non-scripted content across multiple genres including digital and film. As both […]

Banijay Rights has partnered with Deepak Dhar to launch Banijay Asia, the company announced Monday. The new operation, which is a 50:50 joint venture between Banijay and Dhar, aims to expand Banijay’s presence in India and South East Asia. It will produce scripted and non-scripted content across multiple genres including digital and film. As both […]

Pluto TV Taps Ex-Turner Sports Sales Exec Rich Calacci as First Chief Revenue Officer

Over-the-top free TV company Pluto TV has named its first chief revenue officer: Rich Calacci, formerly senior VP of sales for Turner Sports and CRO of Bleacher Report. Calacci will be based in Pluto TV’s New York office, reporting to CEO and co-founder Tom Ryan. “We were looking for someone who knows both the TV business and […]

Over-the-top free TV company Pluto TV has named its first chief revenue officer: Rich Calacci, formerly senior VP of sales for Turner Sports and CRO of Bleacher Report. Calacci will be based in Pluto TV’s New York office, reporting to CEO and co-founder Tom Ryan. “We were looking for someone who knows both the TV business and […]

Facebook Names Eurosport CEO Peter Hutton to Lead Live-Streaming Sports Deals

It’s official: Facebook announced that Peter Hutton, who has been CEO of Eurosport for three years, is joining the social giant as director of global live sports partnerships and programming. Hutton, who will start in late May at Facebook, reports to Dan Reed, head of global sports partnerships. Word of his move to Facebook, which […]

It’s official: Facebook announced that Peter Hutton, who has been CEO of Eurosport for three years, is joining the social giant as director of global live sports partnerships and programming. Hutton, who will start in late May at Facebook, reports to Dan Reed, head of global sports partnerships. Word of his move to Facebook, which […]

Warner Bros. Digital Networks Taps Patty Hirsh to Head Streaming Group, DramaFever CEO Seung Bak to Exit

Patty Hirsch, previously one of Time Inc.’s top digital execs, is taking over the helm of Warner Bros. Digital Networks’ streaming-video team. With her hire, Seung Bak, current head of Warner Bros. Digital Labs and CEO of DramaFever, will be leaving the company after “a multiweek transition plan” to pursue entrepreneurial projects, the company said. […]

Patty Hirsch, previously one of Time Inc.’s top digital execs, is taking over the helm of Warner Bros. Digital Networks’ streaming-video team. With her hire, Seung Bak, current head of Warner Bros. Digital Labs and CEO of DramaFever, will be leaving the company after “a multiweek transition plan” to pursue entrepreneurial projects, the company said. […]

Live Nation’s Maverick Taps RYOT Co-Founder Molly DeWolf Swenson for New Role

Live Nation Entertainment’s Maverick has hired Molly DeWolf Swenson in the newly created role of “chief impact officer.” At Maverick, Swenson will focus on social impact, advocacy and philanthropic strategy across the management group’s full roster of artists, as well well as on the expansion of the new division, Maverick Impact. Swenson co-founded RYOT, an […]

Live Nation Entertainment’s Maverick has hired Molly DeWolf Swenson in the newly created role of “chief impact officer.” At Maverick, Swenson will focus on social impact, advocacy and philanthropic strategy across the management group’s full roster of artists, as well well as on the expansion of the new division, Maverick Impact. Swenson co-founded RYOT, an […]

Stuart Ford Hires Michael Rothstein as AGC Distribution President

Stuart Ford’s AGC Studios has hired Michael Rothstein as president of worldwide distribution where he will oversee the studio’s worldwide sales and distribution activity. Rothstein was previously president of international sales and distribution at Ford’s IM Global and, before that, president of international sales at the Weinstein Company. Thursday’s news follows the March 12 announcement […]

Stuart Ford’s AGC Studios has hired Michael Rothstein as president of worldwide distribution where he will oversee the studio’s worldwide sales and distribution activity. Rothstein was previously president of international sales and distribution at Ford’s IM Global and, before that, president of international sales at the Weinstein Company. Thursday’s news follows the March 12 announcement […]