Press Release from PorchLight Entertainment
Los Angeles -- April 13, 2009 -- Shea Fontana has been upped to Vice President, Children's Programming, it was announced today by Bruce Johnson, company President & CEO. In this new position, her responsibilities will expand to include the development, production and acquisition of all genres of children's programming for PorchLight Entertainment.
"Shea has made a great contribution to our team," said Johnson. "She has demonstrated exceptional ability as a creative executive and is now responsible for selling our new programs to networks both here and overseas."
Fontana joined PorchLight in 2006. She quickly moved into animation production, working on its slate of animated programming including THE SECRET SATURDAYS (Cartoon Network), ANIMALIA (PBS and BBC), TUTENTSTEIN (Discovery Kids) and LeapFrog's A TAD OF CHRISTMAS CHEER (PorchLight Home Entertainment). Most recently, as Manager, Children's Programming, she has been overseeing the development of PorchLight's preschool and tween series.
About PorchLight Entertainment
PorchLight Entertainment is a multi-faceted company focused on the production and distribution of high-quality family entertainment and licensing representation for children's and family brands. Since its formation in 1995 by veteran entertainment executive Bruce D. Johnson, PorchLight has produced more than 30 live-action and animated movies and several animated series including the multiple Emmy Award-winning series, TUTENSTEIN, for Discovery Kids and Jetix Europe, JAY JAY THE JET PLANE for PBS; ADVENTURES FROM THE BOOK OF VIRTUES for PBS, and a series of direct-to-videos for Leapfrog, the leading electronic toy company. The company in production on SECRET SATURDAYS for Cartoon Network and co-produced ANIMALIA for the BBC, PBS and CBC; and A TAD OF CHRISTMAS CHEER for Leapfrog. For more information, visit www.porchlight.com