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Corus alum wins Genius distribution role

US kids’ media company Genius Brands International has appointed former Corus Entertainment sales executive Jessica Brinder as its VP of international distribution.

Jess Brinder

Brinder will oversee global content sales from Genius Brands’ catalogue of children’s programming, based in Toronto.

Genius Brands’ catalogue includes Rainbow Rangers and Llama Llama, along with the upcoming Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten, featuring Arnold Schwarzengger, and new content produced under the fledgling Stan Lee Universe banner.

Lindsay Brown, director of international sales at Genius Brands, will report to Brinder.

Brinder joins Genius Brands from Kickstart Entertainment in Canada, where she served as VP of business development. She previously worked for over five years for Corus Entertainment, most recently as a senior sales manager of global distribution at Nelvana.

Genius Brands last year appointed former Entertainment One and DHX Media executive Caroline Tyre to lead its distribution efforts as senior VP of international distribution.


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