Jim Henson Company Names VP of Global Distribution

Kerry Novick will oversee sales and distribution as well as potential partnerships of company properties.
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February 18, 2022

Kerry Novick, the new vice president of global distribution.
The Jim Henson Company

Kerry Novick has joined The Jim Henson Company as vice president of global distribution.  

Novick will oversee the sales and distribution of the company's library of both classic titles like “Sid the Science Kid,” “Pajanimals” and “Farscape,” and new properties including “Word Party,” “Splash and Bubbles” and “Dot.” She will also handle opportunities and potential partnerships regarding co-production and co-financing of film and television projects. The announcement was made by Chris Lytton, president and chief operating officer, to whom Novick directly reports. 

"Kerry's extensive knowledge of the children's media landscape and the intricacies of its worldwide audience makes her a valuable addition to our team and uniquely qualified to bring The Jim Henson Company's iconic library of titles to viewers across the globe," says Lytton.  

"While we are experiencing a dynamic change in the way media is being delivered and consumed, the one thing that has remained constant is the global demand

for quality entertainment with memorable characters and well-crafted storytelling, a hallmark of The Jim Henson Company's productions," says Novick. "My immediate aim is to further expand our content's presence to new countries and across the apps and digital platforms that kids worldwide continue to migrate to in this streaming landscape." 

Before joining The Jim Henson Company, Novick served as senior vice president, global sales and co-productions, Sparky Animation and senior vice president, global business development, Kidtagious Entertainment. She was also the president of small screen distribution, specializing in sales and distribution of large western properties to the Asian-Pacific region including Henson properties “Sid the Science Kid” and “Dinosaur Train.” Novick also served as the director of international TV for Asia and the Americas at Sesame Workshop. 

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