Greg Gilhooly joins Cookie Jar Ent. Inc. as vp, business and legal affairs. Based in the companys Toronto head office, his responsibilities will support Cookie Jars dynamic growth as the company continues to introduce several new shows a year, expands its entertainment operations globally and solidifies its new business initiatives.
As Cookie Jar Group continues to expand its successful entertainment businesses, we are pleased to welcome Greg Gilhoolys extensive legal and business affairs experience and expertise on the corporate level, said Toper Taylor, president/coo.
Gilhooly will report to Mark Chernin, svp, business and legal affairs.
Gilhooly was president/ceo of Wishbone Ent. Inc., an independent Toronto-based production company, after having previously served as vp, operations, of Fireworks Ent., a Toronto-based producer and distributor of theatrical films. Earlier, he was general counsel and director, corporate development, at CanWest Global Communications Corp., based in Winnipeg.
Gilhooly began his legal career as an attorney in private practice, specializing in commercial, securities and tax at Blake Cassels & Graydon in Toronto. Gilhooly is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law.
Headquartered in Montreal, The Cookie Jar Group (www.thecookiejarcompany.com) develops, produces, distributes and markets childrens published content, animated and live-action programming and innovative educational and entertainment-driven products worldwide. The group of companies consists of Cookie Jar Ent. Inc. and Cookie Jar Education Inc., as well as a 20% interest in TELETOON Canada Inc., Canadas only all animation broadcaster. The companys operations have expanded to include offices in Europe, the U.S. and Asia.
Cookie Jar Ent. Inc., The Cookie Jar Groups entertainment operation, is a leading global, independent producer and marketing and brand manager of such renowned childrens properties as THE DOODLEBOPS, GERALD MCBOING BOING, ARTHUR and CAILLOU. Combining globally-renowned intellectual properties with an industry-recognized management, Cookie Jar Ent. Inc. is a market-driven, brand-building company that is committed to children first and foremost and is dedicated to the development and production of quality animated and live-action series that entertain, inspire and enlighten children and families worldwide.