Finn Arnesen


News brief: Hasbro hires legal boss from DRG

Toy firm Hasbro has hired Rob Kirby as senior attorney for its Hasbro Studios International Distribution division. He replaces Kevin Healy who is retiring. Kirby joins from DRG where he was head of legal and business affairs. Prior to that he was at Target Entertainment. Kirby will report to Finn Arnesen, Hasbro Studios senior VP, […]

News brief: Hasbro renews Oz digital deal

Hasbro’s LA-based entertainment subsidiary Hasbro Studios has renewed a deal that allows Melborne firm Madmen Entertainment to sell shows including Transformers Prime in Australia and New Zealand. The deal also covers My Little Pony Friendship is Magic and includes digital platform and DVD distribution rights. “Madman has done an outstanding job for us and we […]

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 […]

Girls want toons!

Commissioners want more girl-skewed animation and say there is not enough coming their way. Producers say that commissioners often shun girl-skewed ideas as they are worried boys will turn off. Meanwhile, a handful of shows with girl characters are global hits. Asking kids TV executives why there are not more cartoons with lead girl characters […]