Moonbug Names Courtney Holt Managing Director, Americas

Media industry veteran to lead creative and commercial operations in the region.

License Global

June 3, 2024

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Moonbug Entertainment has announced the appointment of Courtney Holt as the company’s new managing director, Americas. Holt will lead the creative and commercial teams in North America responsible for bringing the joy and imagination of “CoComelon,” “Blippi” and other Moonbug brands to families in the region. Holt will report to René Rechtman, founder, chief executive officer, Moonbug Entertainment. He fills the role previously held by Andy Yeatman, who is departing Moonbug for a to-be-announced new opportunity.

In the role, Holt will oversee Moonbug’s Originals strategy, which creates and distributes longer-form film and television content through a network of global partners. Holt joined Moonbug earlier this year as the company’s first global head of music and strategic audio initiatives, responsibilities which will continue in his newly expanded role.

“As a parent, I’m inspired by Moonbug’s ability to craft ‘CoComelon,’ ‘Blippi’ and other shows with creativity and care,” says Holt. “Millions of families love these shows because they’re fun and enriching. I’m excited to forge new partnerships and amplify current ones so these shows can resonate with more families in the region.”

“Courtney’s track record in building and scaling media and music programs will be vital to bringing Moonbug’s brands to the next stage,” says Rechtman. “His creativity, passion and relationships will help us deepen and expand our connection with fans across North America, our biggest market. Andy’s leadership was crucial to our growth in the Americas. We’re grateful for his contributions and wish him the best in his next endeavor.”

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Prior to Moonbug, Holt spent three decades in leadership roles at Spotify, where he led its global podcast business, as well as The Walt Disney Company, Viacom and Universal Music Group, where he was one of the architects of the music giant’s digital evolution.

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