Monday, March 30, 2015

A New Cartoon Honcho in Burbank

A trade paper relates:

... Nickelodeon has appointed Jennifer Dodge to the newly created position of SVP West Coast Development and Production for Nickelodeon Preschool. The move comes almost two weeks after the kids cable network began layoffs as part of broader reductions at parent Viacom. Among those pink-slipped were Emmy winner Teri Weiss, Nickelodeon’s EVP Preschool Programming, and Kay Wilson Stallings, SVP Production & Development atNickelodeon Preschool, Nick Jr. and NickMom. ...

In her new role, she will spearhead West Coast-based development of all original content for Nickelodeon Preschool’s programming block and the Nick Jr. channel, as well as additional preschool platforms such as the Nick Jr. app. She also will take pitches and develop creative assignments for preschool projects and be tasked with developing in-house talent, and discovering and nurturing new artists and writers in the West Coast creative community. ...

We haven't the foggiest how Ms. Dodge will do in her new position, but we wish her well.

There have been a lot of changes at Nick over the last few years. We understand that happens to corporate divisions when they fall off their high perches. There are executive removals, then new executive installations.


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