NELVANA APPOINTS BRANDON LANE AS DEVELOPMENT PRODUCER

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Image: Brandon Lane, Development Producer at Nelvana
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TORONTO, May, 22, 2019 – Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana, a world-leading international producer and distributor of children’s animated content, is pleased to announce the appointment of Brandon Lane as Producer of Development for its rapidly growing library of exceptional kids content.

Under the lead of Athena Georgaklis, Head of Development, Brandon will be responsible for overseeing the creative vision of certain development properties and producing training programs to elevate the ingenious skills of Nelvana’s in-house storytellers.

“We are delighted to welcome Brandon as Development Producer on the Nelvana team,” said Athena Georgaklis, Head of Development, Nelvana Enterprises. “Given our commanding position within the international kids entertainment space, and our flourishing development slate, this new addition to the team will allow the company to expand production, co-production and partnerships in the year ahead.”

Daytime Emmy Award nominee and five-time Canadian Comedy Award nominee, Brandon Lane brings 10 years of experience in kids entertainment as a showrunner, director, screenwriter and producer. Brandon served as Production Executive for Corus Kids on top rated shows including Cupcake & Dino: General Services, Hotel Transylvania: The Series, Esme & Roy, Inspector Gadget and more. Prior to working for Corus, Brandon held the role of Development Executive and Associate Creative Producer at 9 Story Media Group, where he oversaw development and creative production of YTV’s Cache Craze and Numb Chucks. In his spare time, Brandon teaches a Children’s Media post-grad program at Centennial College.

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About Nelvana
Nelvana is a world-leading international producer and distributor of children’s animated and live-action content. Nelvana produces a stable of award-winning and globally renowned brands that focus on comedies, preschool and boys action series and ancillary consumer products programs. Nelvana’s content airs on Corus Entertainment’s kids channels in Canada and in over 160 countries around the world. The Nelvana library has well over 4,000 episodes of programming and has received over 70 major international program awards including Emmys® and Geminis. Visit the Nelvana website at nelvana.com.

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About Corus Entertainment
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 37 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is also an established creator of globally distributed content through Nelvana animation studio, Corus Studios, and children’s book publishing house Kids Can Press. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, and lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.


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