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Boat Rocker promotes DeLaney

Boat Rocker Studios, the content, distribution and brands arm of Canada-based entertainment company Boat Rocker Media, has promoted its VP of global sales, kids and family.

Gia DeLaney

New York-based Gia DeLaney has been upped to senior VP of global sales, kids and family and will continue to report to Jon Rutherford, MD and president of rights at Boat Rocker Studios.

DeLaney will be responsible for the worldwide distribution of the kids’ and family slate, which includes Kingdom Force, Dino Ranch, Remy & Boo, Love Monster, The Next Step and The Strange Chores, in addition to its library of kids’ and family programming.

Over the past four years, DeLaney has headed up the children’s programming sales division for Boat Rocker Studios. She has negotiated global deals for content from Boat Rocker Studios’ numerous production companies.

These include Industrial Brothers, Temple Street and Radical Sheep, as well as content from its acquisition of Fremantle’s kids’ and family division, plus third-party partnerships.

Prior to joining Boat Rocker in 2016, DeLaney served as VP of programme sales at American Greetings Properties (now Cloudco) for over four years.

Before that, she was VP of international programme sales at 4Kids Entertainment (now 4Kids Media), whose catalogue included Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Yugioh!, and Pokémon.

Prior to joining 4Kids, DeLaney was manager of acquisitions at Showtime Networks. She also previously worked as a producer on ABC’s Good Morning America and MSNBC’s The News with Brian Williams.

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