Vanessa Brookman, head of Kids, EMEA for WarnerMedia, has announced her new leadership team for Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Boing, Cartoonito and associated digital properties on third-party platforms as well as the upcoming kids and family offer for HBO Max.
Sarah Fell will lead original production, Marc Goodchild digital content, Sean Henry content strategy and acquisitions and Angharad Llewelyn compliance. Separately, Ana González and Sean Gorman take up local territory editorial roles (head of kids channels for Iberia and Italy and head of Kids Channels, UK and Ireland, Nordic & MENAT respectively). They will oversee programming, presentation, marketing and digital curation as part of a newly integrated regional editorial structure.
Commenting on the appointments, Vanessa Brookman said, “This is a formidable group of leaders who will be critical in driving the ongoing success of our existing portfolio and in shaping a powerful HBO Max Kids and Family offering for the EMEA region. Their passion for great kids content and their deep understanding of the fast-paced dynamics of our kids offering will help our EMEA business go from strength to strength at what is a hugely exciting time for WarnerMedia as a whole”.
Brookman reports into Priya Dogra, president WarnerMedia EMEA & Asia (excl. China), and Tom Ascheim, president Kids, Young Adults & Classics.
The new leadership team will work closely with the global Kids, Young Adults and Classics (KYAC) group led by president, KYAC, Tom Ascheim.
They will also work with the teams reporting into Johannes Larcher, head of HBO Max International, and Christina Sulebakk, head of HBO Max EMEA, developing HBO Max’s kids and family programming in advance of its launch in parts of Europe later this year.