Genius Brands Announces New VP International Distribution

Former Corus Entertainment sales executive Jessica Brinder has joined Genius Brands.
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August 24, 2020


Genius Brands International has announced the appointment of former Corus Entertainment sales executive, Jessica Brinder, as vice president, international distribution. 

In her new role, Brinder will oversee global content sales from Genius Brands’ catalog of children’s programming, including “Rainbow Rangers” and “Llama Llama,” along with the upcoming 

“Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten”

, starring Arnold Schwarzengger, and new content produced under the

recently announced “Stan Lee Universe” banner

. Lindsay Brown, who serves as director, international sales, will report to Brinder.

“I am thrilled to work with Andy [Heyward, chairman and chief executive officer,] and the team at Genius Brands as we continue producing ‘content with a purpose’ for global distribution,” says Brinder. “We have a diverse catalog of enriching and entertaining programming with new original content coming down the pipeline, and I look forward to working with our broadcast and platform partners worldwide to bring our

unique offerings to young audiences around the world.”  

Brinder joins Genius Brands from Kickstart Entertainment in Canada, where she served as vice president, business development.  She previously worked for more than five years for Corus Entertainment, most recently as a senior sales manager, global distribution at Nelvana, managing the distribution of content in key territories around the world and overseeing the strategic direction and team of the global VOD business.

“This is an exciting time to be at Genius Brands as we continue to build our content portfolio, and I welcome Jessica to our team to help drive our content sales efforts around the world,” says Heyward. “We now have 100 percent distribution of the ‘Rainbow Ranger’s series in the Western Hemisphere and are expanding further internationally, as well as further product rollouts this year; our ‘Llama Llama’ Netflix Original series is in season two with product on shelf; we have forged a new and important partnership with Alibaba group on our forthcoming ‘Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten,’ starring Arnold Schwarzenegger; and we have created the ‘Stan Lee Universe’ banner which will be generating a lot of new content over the next few years!”

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