Nelvana Enterprises Further Fortifies Senior Management team
Global Children’s Entertainment Company Taps Three Licensing and Entertainment Veterans
Toronto, Canada – Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana, a world-leading producer and distributor of children’s content, is strengthening its senior management team with three industry veterans who are focused on the key areas of marketing, licensing and retail. Reporting directly to Nelvana Enterprises Head Pam Westman is Peter Crighton, Director, Marketing; Kelly Elwood, Director, Retail; and Tonya Lindo, Director, Licensing, North America.
“The addition of these seasoned professionals to the Nelvana team enables us to grow in new and dynamic ways and enhance our relationships with existing and new partners,” said Westman. “I’m so pleased to be working with Pete, Kelly and Tonya, each top-notch professionals who will help even more consumers across the U.S. and Canada enjoy our family-friendly brands.”
As Director of Marketing, Crighton manages consumer and trade marketing for Nelvana Enterprises. He was previously Manager of Franchise Marketing for Disney Consumer Products. Prior to that, he was Senior Manager, Retail Marketing for Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.
Elwood leads all retail executions for Nelvana in North America. A licensing industry veteran, who most recently worked as a licensing consultant, Elwood was previously SVP of Marketing and Licensing at DHX Media and SVP, Marketing & Licensing for the Cookie Jar Group of companies.
Lindo is responsible for all of the company’s licensing activities throughout the U.S. and Canada. A former Director, North American Licensing for Nelvana, Lindo returns to Nelvana after serving as Senior Manager, Consumer Products at Mattel Canada and working as a licensing consultant.
These additions join Westman’s management team that includes; Antoine Erligmann Head of Nelvana EMEA, managing both TV sales and licensing for European territories; Jerry Diaz, VP, Worldwide Sales & Distribution, continuing to lead all TV & Digital sales; Lily Yan, Director of Brands, continuing to oversee strategic direction for Nelvana brands; and Andrew Liem, Director, Creative Services, remaining head of all creative development for Nelvana Enterprises.
Nelvana is Canada’s premier animation company and a world-leading producer and distributor of children’s content. Nelvana has delighted audiences around the globe for more than 40 years with a vast library of more than 4,000 episodes from original, award-winning series like Babar and Franklin. Nelvana’s content is distributed in more than 160 countries worldwide and broadcast across Corus Entertainment’s suite of leading kids networks. Nelvana Enterprises, the global licensing and merchandising arm of Nelvana, manages the organization’s portfolio of in-house and third party brands with offices in Toronto and Paris. Nelvana Studio, with offices in Toronto and Montreal employs more than 300 Canadian artists working with local and international producers to create premium children’s content for a global stage. For more information, visit www.nelvana.com.
About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 45 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic Channel, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.