Entertainment One Family announces the appointment of Monica Candiani as Head of International Sales.
Entertainment One Family (eOne Family) announced the appointment of Monica Candiani as Head of International Sales, at eOne Family.
Reporting to Olivier Dumont, Managing Director of eOne Family, Candiani will be based in eOne’s London office and will be responsible for the international TV, Home Entertainment and Digital sales of eOne Family’s award-winning properties such as Peppa Pig, Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom and Rob the Robot. She will also be responsible for pre-sales in order to raise funding for eOne Family’s growing slate of older targeted comedy series.
In addition to these duties, Candiani will utilize her brand management skills in her new role and work closely with eOne’s licensing division to strengthen ties with broadcasters that will support the international expansion of Peppa Pig.
With impressive language skills in English, Italian, Spanish, French and German, Candiani joins eOne from her position as Sales Manager at European production company Rainbow S.r.l. in Italy where she managed the international distribution of its children’s programming and was instrumental in the global success of the hit girls property WINX CLUB. During her time at Rainbow S.r.l. Candiani forged far-reaching relationships with major broadcasters around the world including Nickelodeon which has become a major partner on hit girls brand WINX CLUB, including in the USA.
“Monica joins eOne Family at a very exciting time in the business,” says Dumont. “She brings with her a strong background in sales but above all a unique expertise in brand management and brand building. Her impressive network of international contacts whether in broadcast, home entertainment and licensing and the sophistication of her deal making skills, make her the perfect candidate for this position and a valuable asset for the division as it moves to the next stage of its development. We are truly delighted to welcome her to the team.”
Candiani will be heading to Kidscreen Summit in February.
Source: Entertainment One Ltd.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.