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Ex-FremantleMedia Kids sales exec lands at Genius

Andrew Berman1Former FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment distribution VP Andrew Berman has found a new role as senior VP, global sales for LA-based Genius Brands International.

In the role, he will lead worldwide sales on series such as Warren Buffett’s Secret Millionaires Club, Baby Genius, Stan Lee’s Mighty 7, and Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab.

Berman, a former IDT Entertainment exec, exited FremantleMedia last year, and then re-emerged at MIPTV in April selling a kids yoga series for Veria Living Studios.

At Genius, he will take up a newly-formed post, reporting to chairman and CEO Andy Heyward, and be based in LA. His hire also represents the launch of a global distribution business for Genius.

Genius Brands International is the merged assets of Heyward and Amy Moynihan Heyward’s A Squared Entertainment and Genius Brands, which is behind the Baby Genius franchise.