Michael Acton Smith

Mind Candy’s Acton Smith exiting CEO role

Michael Acton Smith, the energetic founder of Moshi Monsters company Mind Candy, his stepping down as CEO of the firm he founded a decade to focus on the creative side of the business. Acton Smith has been at the helm of the business for more than 10 years, but is handing over day-to-day operational control […]

News brief: Sprout, Moshi, AwesomenessTV to keynote MIPJunior

Top executives from US kids network Sprout, YouTube multi-channel operator AwesomnessTV and emerging children’s brand Moshi Monsters (above) will deliver keynote speeches at October’s MIPJunior event. Sprout president Sandy Wax, DreamWorks Animation-owned AwesomenessTV’s Brian Robbins and Moshi’s Michael Acton Smith will give their speeches on Sunday, October 6, as part of MIPJunior Digital Kids conference, […]

Long expected Moshi toon series set for TV

The London-based company behind kids mega-brand Moshi Monsters, Mind Candy, has unveiled a 52x11mins-animated series based on the kids’ mega-brand. Mind Candy will produce the series based on popular Moshi characters for distribution on both linear and digital platforms. The company’s chief business development officer Darran Garnham will be in Las Vegas next week at […]

Moshi Monsters hires Stevenson for TV and film following Schultz’s departure

Mind Candy, the company behind the massively successful kids online world Moshi Monsters, has hired former Sesame Street and Henson executive Jocelyn Stevenson to spearhead its push into TV and film. The news comes following Brad Schultz’s departure from the company. Jocelyn Stevenson becomes executive creative producer and will lead efforts on all film and […]