Todd Brian joins company as director of animation development, reporting to Betts.
HALIFAX, NS – DHX Media has announced the promotion of Stephanie Betts to executive vice president, content. She will be responsible for development and production of original animated content, and will report to the company’s president, Josh Scherba Additionally, Todd Brian has joined the team in the newly created role of director of development, animation, and will report to Betts.
Scherba commented, “We’re producing an amazing slate of original content for the world’s top streaming platforms and broadcasters, and our development pipeline is rich with exciting new projects. Stephanie has been integral to the DHX Media story for many years, and as we increase our focus on high-quality original content, her vision and expertise in development and production make her an ideal leader for our talented content team.”
“I’m excited to continue finding new approaches to developing our evergreen brands for a contemporary kids and family audience, while expanding our slate of original content by collaborating with the creative community to develop ideas into the next big global franchises,” added Betts.
Betts has years of experience in kids’ and family content, fostering, managing and expanding DHX Media’s animated content slate. Her expertise lies in building strong, creatively driven teams, and in developing series that kids love. Drawing on more than a 16 years’ experience developing and producing award-winning series, Betts has spearheaded numerous DHX shows, including new Peanuts content, Strawberry Shortcake, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Inspector Gadget, Teletubbies, Polly Pocket, and Chip and Potato. Before joining DHX, Betts worked as a producer and development executive at Breakthrough Films and Television, and Atomic Cartoons.
A graduate of Ryerson University’s Film Studies program and the Canadian Film Centre, Brian has developed years of strong industry relationships while working in various senior creative positions on both animation and live-action productions. He has spent time at Corus Entertainment as a production executive/Corus Kids (YTV; Teletoon; Treehouse), where he oversaw the development and production of a slate of projects. He also served as development executive/kids & family at Toronto-based Marblemedia; senior writer at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC); and has multiple credits as a writer/story editor ranging from preschool to tween/family co-view programming.
Source: DHX Media