Seasoned TV executive John Morris has joined Cookie Jar Entertainment as VP of TV sales and coproductions with responsibility for the UK, Benelux and Australasia.
Morris will be based in London and head up the sales effort for the Canada-based kids producer and distributor across TV, home entertainment and digital. He will also spearhead coproduction efforts with broadcasters and producers in the region for which he is responsible.
Morris will report to Jean-Michel Ciszewski, senior VP international TV and home entertainment, on distribution; and to Tom Mazza, head of worldwide TV, and Toper Taylor, president and COO, on coproduction/creative development.
Morris said: “Cookie Jar is one of the few companies able to access international funding for new content as well as having the infrastructure to effectively exploit it across all media platforms, both of which are even more crucial than ever in this period of squeezed production finance.”
“With 25 years of multi-media sales experience, John is an important addition to Cookie Jar’s distribution department,” said Taylor. “We will benefit from John’s impressive industry knowledge and sales experience which will make him an extremely valuable asset to the company.”
Prior to Cookie Jar, Morris has worked for Sparrowhawk Distribution, IMG, RTL Disney, Hit Entertainment and BBC Worldwide.