Spin Master Bolsters Leadership TeamSpin Master Bolsters Leadership Team
The newly-minted president at Spin Master announced four promotions.
February 24, 2021
Spin Master has announced that Jennifer Dodge, president, Spin Master Entertainment, has made key changes to the leadership team, supporting the continued growth of the company's entertainment slate.
Dodge has promoted Laura Clunie to senior vice president, development and feature film; Toni Stevens to senior vice president, production and operations; Dan Mokriy to vice president, production and Jonah Stroh to vice president, creative production.
Clunie will continue to oversee the development team and the creative strategy for both long-form and short-form content and will expand her role to include the company's burgeoning feature film slate acting as a producer for greenlit projects.
In her six years at Spin Master, Clunie led the creative team on several Spin Master Entertainment properties, including "P.A.W. Patrol," "Mighty Express," "Rusty Rivets" and "Abby Hatcher." Before joining Spin Master, Clunie served as vice president, creative affairs, eOne Family, where she oversaw all creative initiatives for global hit properties "Peppa Pig," "P.J. Masks" and "Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom." Previously, she was a producer for Chorion (now Silvergate Media) in London, England.
Stevens will continue to maintain oversight over all aspects of production and entertainment planning in her expanded role, including feature films. Stevens has been with Spin Master since 2017, serving as supervising producer or co-executive producer on the company's highest-profile series, including "P.A.W. Patrol," "Bakugan" and more, as well as Spin Master Entertainment's original short-form content. Before Spin Master, she spent five years at Nelvana as a supervising producer.
Mokriy will be responsible for executing the creative vision of Spin Master Entertainment while ensuring that physical production maintains its best-in-class programming. Prior to joining Spin Master, he was head of production at Jam Filled, where he established and ran the Toronto studio and oversaw projects. Mokriy also previously held production roles with Arc Productions, working on high-end C.G. productions.
Stroh will be responsible for creative deliverables on all current series in his new role while also adding two new series in development to his existing responsibilities. He will champion the collaboration between the entertainment and toy creative enters and coordinate with other areas of the business such as franchise management and marketing. At Spin Master, Stroh has overseen the creative on multiple series. Prior to joining Spin Master, he was the creative producer and a writer on "PJ Masks" at eOne.
"In the last 12 years, Spin Master Entertainment has developed into a fully imagined entertainment company, capable of everything from development through distribution, franchise management, and our latest achievement - feature film production," says Dodge. "We're fortunate to have an exceptionally talented team who can step into these expanded roles in support of our continued pursuit of developing innovative content that resonates with kids and families globally."
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