Hasbro to offload Entertainment One less than three years after $4bn acquisition

Hasbro is looking to sell off the majority of Entertainment One (eOne), just three years after acquiring the company for $4bn. The US-based toy giant will retain key brands including Peppa Pig, Transformers, My Little Pony and Play-Doh as part of a strategy that will see it sell off “non-core” elements of the business. The […]

Entertainment One president & CEO Darren Throop to depart at end of year

Entertainment One (eOne) president and CEO Darren Throop is to step down from his position at the Hasbro-owned multinational entertainment company when his contract expires at the end of the year. Announcing the news yesterday, Hasbro said that more details about Throop’s transition out of the role would be forthcoming and confirmed that he will […]

Entertainment One owner Hasbro appoints new CEO

US toy giant Hasbro has promoted Chris Cocks to CEO to succeed the late Brian Goldner, who passed away last year. Hasbro is the owner of Peppa Pig and PJ Masks studio Entertainment One (eOne), as well as popular IP including Transformers, GI Joe and My Little Pony. Cocks, who joined the company from Microsoft […]

Exile Content hires Hasbro’s former chief content officer for kids division

Sueño Real producer Exile Content Studio has launched a new kids division and appointed Hasbro’s former EVP & chief content officer to lead the English- and Spanish-language arm. Stephen Davis becomes chairman at Exile Kids and will work with the team to identify and scale global franchises for the studio across original IP, acquisitions, licensing and […]

IMDb TV orders Play-Doh format from Hasbro’s eOne

Amazon’s IMDb TV has continued its original programming push with the commission of family competition special, Play-Doh Squished. The one-hour, holiday-themed special is hosted by US actress Sarah Hyland and is from Amazon Studios and Entertainment One (eOne), which is owned by Play-Doh owner Hasbro. The format will feature three teams of two kids and […]

eOne taps Beau Willimon for ‘Risk’ adaptation and first-look deal

Entertainment One (eOne) is in development with a scripted TV series based around the classic board game Risk, with House Of Cards creator Beau Willimon signed to a first-look deal with the company and set to helm the project. Willimon will write and oversee development of the project based on the strategy game, which, like […]

EOne confirms HBO alum Michael Lombardo as global TV president

Hasbro-owned producer and distributor Entertainment One (eOne) has confirmed that former HBO programming president Michael Lombardo has been appointed to head its international TV division. News of Lombardo’s appointment emerged last month, with the veteran exec now formally named as president of global TV at eOne, with a remit across development and production of all […]

EOne lines up HBO alum Michael Lombardo to head TV division

Hasbro-owned producer and distributor Entertainment One (eOne) has lined up former HBO programming president Michael Lombardo to head its TV division, according to reports. Lombardo, who stepped down at HBO in 2016 following a 33-year stint at the premium cabler, had been programming president for almost a decade with a tenure that yielded hits including […]

News round-up: Love Nature unveils blue chip duo; BET+ visits eOne’s Diggstown

Love Nature greenlights blue chip duo Blue Ant Media’s Love Nature 4K has greenlit two six-part, blue-chip specialist factual series from sibling producers for its linear and online channels. A Wild Year On Earth, produced by Blue Ant Studios’ Northern Pictures and narrated by actor Laura Carmichael (Downton Abbey), is an epic look at how […]

EOne’s chief strategy officer Peter Micelli to depart

Entertainment One’s (eOne) chief strategy officer Peter Micelli is leaving the transatlantic producer and distributor, just four months after Hasbro completed its $4bn deal for the company. Micelli arrived at eOne in 2018 after being hired by Mark Gordon, the former president & chief content officer who was appointed as part of changes that saw […]

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