Genius Brands International has announced that Harold Chizick, co-founder, ChizComm and ChizComm Beacon Media, an independent subsidiary of Genius Brands, has been appointed to oversee the company’s global content sales, consumer products and marketing business as president, reporting to Genius Brands’ chairman and chief executive officer, Andy Heyward.
“Since acquiring ChizComm and ChizComm Beacon Media earlier this year, I have experienced firsthand the level of expertise, creativity and passion that Harold brings to the business,” says Heyward. “As we continue to build our team and focus on the brands we are bringing to market, I know that Harold and our executives are in a position to dramatically drive the growth of Genius Brands in the coming years. His expertise and relationships in the toy and game world, in particular, are unmatched.”
Chizick, who will continue to run Genius Brands’ subsidiaries ChizComm and ChizComm Beacon Media, will be responsible for driving global strategies across licensing, distribution and marketing for Genius Brands’ portfolio of brands, including “Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten,” “Shaq’s Garage,” “Rainbow Rangers,” “Llama Llama” and more, as well as the company’s streaming platform, Kartoon Channel!
Chizick is an industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience in public relations, social media, promotions, events and product launches with top-tier companies.
“It is an incredible time to play an integral role in building Genius Brands presence on a global scale, and I look forward to working with Andy and the executive team to take the company to the next level as we roll out new brands to the content and retail marketplace this year,” says Chizick.