Exclusive: Cartoon Network Studios’ original series development VP exits


Nicole Rivera, VP of original series development at Warner Bros. Discovery’s Cartoon Network Studios, is exiting the company after five years.

TBI understands that Rivera, who worked on titles including Battu and the upcoming HBO Max series Adventure Time: Fionna And Cake, is currently looking for new work.

The exec first joined the studio in 2017 as director of original series development, before being promoted to her latest role in 2019.

This followed an earlier eight-year stint on the Cartoon Network channel, first as co-ordinator of content acquisitions & co-productions, joining in 2008, before being promoted to manager of comedy animation, current series, in 2012.

She also served a short stint as director of current series and then later director of development at Dreamworks Animation, as well as nine months as director of development at Universal Kids and Family Productions.

Writing on social media that she is “looking forward to this new year of new adventures,” Rivera revealed: “After five whirlwind years at Cartoon Network Studios, I’m available and looking for work.

“I have experience in both series development and current series, and while the bulk of my experience has been in kids + family animation, I’m passionate about supporting inclusive, impactful storytelling across all genres and formats.”

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