Sarah Harden


AT&T digital chief to lead Chernin’s Otter as CEO

US-based digital media investments firm Otter Media has appointed a new CEO, who will transfer down from shareholder AT&T. Tony Goncalves has been appointed to the role having consulted with the business since its inception in 2014. Otter has been looking for a new chief since president Sarah Harden became CEO of Hello Sunshine, a […]

Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine hires CEO

Reese Witherspoon’s (pictured) production company has hired Sarah Harden as its permanent CEO, following her spell as interim chief exec since June 2017. Harden was formely president at Otter Media, where she oversaw the growth of the digital media venture, including a partnership with Hello Sunshine itself. Witherspoon formed Hello Sunshine in 2016, in partnership […]

Reese Witherspoon, Chernin JV form content firm

Hollywood star Reese Witherspoon has created a female-focused content company, tapping the COO of a content recommendation that Hulu recently acquired to run the prodco. Witherspoon has hooked up with Otter Media, the joint venture between AT&T and The Chernin Group, to create Hello Sunshine, which is billed as a “cross-brand and consumer-facing content company […]

Toffler’s studio ‘lovechild of YouTube & Netflix’

Former Viacom Media Networks channels boss Van Toffler has joined forces with a former Endemol strategy chief and Peter Chernin-backed Otter Media to create a digital-first content studio. Toffler (left) has described LA-based Gunpowder & Sky as “the defiant lovechild of YouTube, the MCNs and Netflix”, and will produce across various genres, formats and content […]

Toffler’s studio ‘lovechild of YouTube & Netflix’

Former Viacom Media Networks channels boss Van Toffler has joined forces with a former Endemol strategy chief and Peter Chernin-backed Otter Media to create a digital-first content studio. Toffler (left) has described LA-based Gunpowder & Sky as “the defiant lovechild of YouTube, the MCNs and Netflix”, and will produce across various genres, formats and content […]

Chernin and AT&T’s Otter makes first OTT investment

Peter Chernin and AT&T’s new joint venture company has bought online arts and crafts video site Creativebug. Chernin and US telco AT&T announced the JV, since christened Otter Media, in April, and said they would commit US$500 million to investing in over-the-top services. Creativebug is the first acquisition made by Otter. The San Francisco-based how-to […]

Chernin and AT&T’s Otter makes first OTT investment

Peter Chernin and AT&T’s new joint venture company has bought online arts and crafts video site Creativebug. Chernin and US telco AT&T announced the JV, since christened Otter Media, in April, and said they would commit US$500 million to investing in over-the-top services. Creativebug is the first acquisition made by Otter. The San Francisco-based how-to […]