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9 Story Media Group Boosts Leadership with Key Hires

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Joss Duffield, Gráinne McNamara, Jennifer Bol and Boris Beaubien have stepped into roles at 9 Story Media Group.

9 Story Media Group has announced new additions to its senior team of global executives across distribution, development, legal and technology.

Joss Duffield, Gráinne McNamara, Jennifer Bol and Boris Beaubien have stepped into roles at 9 Story Media Group.

“Each of our newly appointed senior executives bring an impressive background and skill set in children’s media and we are extremely proud to welcome them to 9 Story Media Group,” says Vince Commisso, president and chief executive officer, 9 Story Media Group. “9 Story is a global leader in children’s content and this talented team provides tremendous bench strength to support our ongoing growth efforts.”

Joss Duffield joins the distribution team as vice president, distribution, Europe. He will be based out of London, U.K. and report to Alix Wiseman, senior vice president, distribution and acquisitions. Duffield will be responsible for 9 Story Distribution International’s business across Western Europe, continuing to build and bolster the division's growth within these markets. With more than 20 years’ experience in international distribution, sales and licensing, Duffield has a track record of securing successful target driven strategic alliances and partnerships.

Gráinne McNamara steps into the new role of vice president, live action, development and production. They will report to Angela Santomero, chief creative officer, 9 Story Media Group. With more than 20 years’ experience within the children’s sector, McNamara will be responsible for leading the company’s overall development efforts for original television series in live action kids and family.

Jennifer Bol will be heading the global 9 Story legal team as senior vice president, legal and business affairs. Responsible for establishing the global in-house practices that will set the strategic direction for 9 Story’s legal services worldwide, Bol will also be developing and implementing the organization’s legal and regulatory framework and collaborating with the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) to execute business strategies.

Boris Beaubien has signed on to 9 Story’s Toronto team as vice president, technology. In their role, Beaubien will report to Cathal Gaffney, chief operating officer, 9 Story Media Group. Beaubien is an Emmy-nominated technologist and a veteran in the media industry, with more than 20 years of experience across television production technology.

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