Cloudco Entertainment, home of The Care Bears, Holly Hobbie, and Madballs, is has brought on Myles Hobbs as vice president, global distribution, and tapped Daniel Barnes as development executive, as the company gears up for new TV shows and more seasons of “Care Bears: Unlock the Magic, Tinpo” and “Boy Girl Dog Cat Mouse Cheese.”
Myles Hobbs is a seasoned sales executive who has more than 12 years of experience in kids’ TV. He most recently served as associate publisher for Kidscreen, overseeing all sales.
"I am excited to get to work on the next chapter of my career in the great company of Sean Gorman and Ian Lambur," says Hobbs. "There's a lot of potential to grow the international reach of Cloudco's incredible content portfolio."
Hobbs begins at Cloudco immediately and is responsible for expanding global distribution. He will report to Ian Lambur, executive vice president, content strategy and co-productions.
“Myles Hobbs has forged strong relationships with executives from all facets of the kids’ industry, including broadcasting, distribution and consumer products, and drove Kidscreen's business from strength to strength during his tenure,” reports Lambur. “We look forward to having him on the team.”
Daniel Barnes also joins as development executive, most recently serving as Moonbug Entertainment development executive. Barnes will focus on animated and live-action productions at a producer level as well as develop new projects and pitches.
"I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the team at Cloudco Entertainment! Besides the team being incredibly warm and welcoming, the company’s dedication to creating quality entertainment for kids and families globally is apparent in the content they create, and I am so excited to be a part of furthering that mission,” says Barnes.
Barnes will report to Ryan Wiesbrock, head, development and production, Cloudco Entertainment.
“Daniel’s creativity, taste and genuine love for kids’ and family entertainment, along with his experience on the toy, broadcast and digital side of the business, will help us to grow our development and production slate in all new ways,” adds Wiesbrock. “On top of that, his enthusiasm and positivity is infectious! I am beyond happy for Daniel to join our team!”