WarnerMedia Strengthens APAC Kids Content Team

Carlene Tan and Hoyoung Jung have been appointed to new positions.
License Global

May 1, 2020


WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks and Sales has appointed Carlene Tan as its new director of original production and development for its kids division in Asia Pacific. As departmental lead, Tan is responsible for identifying new IP and producing original series for Cartoon Network, Boomerang and POGO.

Based in Singapore, she will oversee the current slate of Asia Pacific originals including “Lamput” and the just-launched “Monster Beach.” She will also help steer the long-running “Roll No. 21”  series in India, and both “Titoo” and “Lambuji Tinguji,” which will launch on POGO later this year.

“Carlene combines strategic business experience with her love of storytelling to connect with audiences,” says Leslie Lee, head, Asia Pacific Kids, WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks & Sales. “Her relationships with studios and talent in the regional and global animation ecosystem will be instrumental in bringing new stories to life.”

Prior to WarnerMedia, Tan developed original animation with The Walt

Disney Company in Southeast Asia and was studio head at One Animation where she produced “Oddbods” and “Insectibles.” Prior to that, with the founder of Dreamworks Animation, she managed the Singapore arm of Cloudpic Global and produced various digital projects for mobile apps launched across Asia. She was also one of the founding members of Singapore’s first animation studio, Peach Blossom Media. Tan will be based out of the Singapore office.

Also on Lee’s team is Hoyoung Jung, who has recently been promoted to director of acquisitions and co-productions, APAC Kids. Based in Japan, Jung is now tasked with the discovery and negotiation of third-party programming for WarnerMedia’s Kids platforms in the region and will be the face of the networks at key international markets and trade shows.

Jung is a former Mattel employee and worked in the strategic IP partnerships team responsible for APAC content distribution in Hong Kong. Jung also worked at Daewon Media, which represented Japanese IP in Korea, such as “Power Rangers,” “Doraemon” and “One Piece.”

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