Ex-Fremantle Exec to Handle Genius Distribution

Genius Brands International has formed a new global distribution division and appointed former FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment executive Andrew Berman to oversee it.

In the newly formed position of senior vice president of global sales, Berman will oversee worldwide distribution of GBI’s children’s content catalog including “Warren Buffett’s Secret Millionaires Club,” “Baby Genius,” “Stan Lee’s Mighty 7” and “Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab” across all media platforms.

Prior to joining GBI, Berman formed and spearheaded the worldwide sales efforts for FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment, where he served as vice president of distribution. Prior, Berman ran the North American operations and led the worldwide sales efforts for TMS Entertainment, a Japanese animation production and distribution company and a subsidiary of SEGA Enterprises. 

“Andrew’s strategic guidance and long-standing relationships with partners across the globe will propel our distribution business as we continue to build Genius Brands International’s content library,” says Andy Heyward, chairman and chief executive officer, Genius Brands International.    

Genius Brands International has also signed a new agreement with LeapFrog Enterprises, which will feature GBI’s “Baby Genius,” “Secret Millionaires Club” and “Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab” content in its library of learning content for the LeapPad line of kids’ learning tablets.