DHX Media has demonstrated its commitment to original animated content with two high-profile appointments. The kids’ content titan, which is based in Halifax, Canada, has promoted Stephanie Betts to the role of executive vice president, content. It has also hired Todd Brian to a new post: director of development, animation.
Betts has been at the company since 2010, in which time she’s worked on flagship properties like the Peanuts franchise and the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs series. Previously, she was a director of development at Breakthrough Films & Television and a production manager at Atomic Cartoons. She will continue her role in “fostering, managing and expanding DHX Media’s animated content slate,” according to an official statement.
Brian’s eclectic background ranges across animation and live action. Alongside credits as a writer and story editor on kids’ programs like Caillou, Majority Rules!, and My Big, Big Friend, he comes with experience as a production executive at Corus Entertainment and a development executive at Marblemedia, specializing in family content in both cases. He will report to Betts at DHX.