Friday, November 30, 2018

VIMN Names Chris Rose VP of International Animation for Nickelodeon

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has announced Chris Rose as the new Vice President (VP) of International Animation Production & Development for Nickelodeon. Reporting to Nina Hahn, Senior Vice President (SVP) of International Production and Development for Nickelodeon, Rose will lead the internal and external animation development and production teams for Nickelodeon International.

Chris Rose

“I am very excited to welcome Chris to the Nickelodeon family. Chris has an established track record of identifying innovative new IP and developing fresh titles that have gained industry acclaim. His creative sensibility and eye for children’s television will play a key role in developing Nickelodeon’s global animations,” said Hahn. “I trust that his passion for unique, winning content will continue to elevate the work of our animation team, and capture the attention and affection of children around the world.”

Rose brings 20 years of experience in broadcasting, development and production, and joins Nickelodeon from London-based Beano Studios (Dennis and Gnasher: Unleashed) in London, where he headed the development and production of long form television, film and theatre productions. Prior to joining Beano Studios, Rose was the Commissioning Editor of Children’s Television at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), developing and executive producing commissioned content for ABC’s two dedicated children’s channels, ABC ME and ABC KIDS.

Rose takes the role over from Alexi Wheeler, who is now part of Netflix’s kids and family team.

Rose has also previously worked as VP of programming and development at HIT Entertainment, and as a content and acquisitions manager for CBeebies. His kids TV credits include The Flamin’ Thongs, The Kazoops and The Deep, the latter of which airs on Nickelodeon Greece.

Original source: Animation Magazine; Additional sources: Animation World Network, Kidscreen.
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