Michael Carrington

Carrington to head Zodiak Kids Studios

Zodiak Kids has created a studio that will bring together the DeAgostini-owned company’s UK and French production arms. Zodiak Kids Studios will consist of UK-based prodco The Foundation and France’s Marathon Media and Tele Images Productions, with Foundation CEO Michael Carrington taking on the same post for the umbrella brand. Marathon’s chief creative officer Eryk […]

Carrington swaps Hit for Zodiak

Michael Carrington is leaving his position of VP of global content at Hit Entertainment to join Zodiak Kids’ prodco The Foundation as CEO. He is being replaced at Hit by former Warner Bros. executive Christopher Keenan. The move to Zodiak comes after the departure of the long-serving Foundation chief exec Nigel Pickard. “Michael is an […]

TBI’s 2013 in review – part three

In the third part of a review of 2013, we look at the ever changing face of the industry – is that former rival now your partner in crime in your acquisitions department? TBI runs down all the major comings and goings from the past twelve months.   SURPRISE DEPARTURES AND TOP LEVEL CHANGES David […]

Turner taps Nick UK for Asia Pac exec

Turner International has added to its Asia Pacific programming team with the hire of a former Nickelodeon UK executive. Edward Barnieh has joined as programming and acquisitions manager, Asia Pacific, where he will be responsible for the acquisitions strategies for children’s channels including Cartoon Network, Cartoonito, POGO, Toonami and Boomerang. In particular, Barnieh will seek […]

Michael Carrington leaves Turner and joins Hit

Michael Carrington is leaving his position as head of content at Cartoon Network and Turner’s other kids channels in the EMEA region. He is joining Hit Entertainment in the newly created position of head of content and production, Hit Global Brands.   Carrington is a well-known figure in the kids industry, having been controller of […]

Turner preps more LazyTown

Turner Broadcasting has greenlit a fourth series live-action kids show LazyTown. Turner acquired the owner of LazyTown for US$20 million in late 2011, since when a third 13x30mins season of the kids show has been made. “LazyTown is a key element in Turner’s strategy to grow its preschool channel brand Cartoonito into a global force,” […]