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ChizComm chief to head Genius sales

International kids’ entertainment company Genius Brands International has hired Harold Chizick as president of content sales, marketing and consumer products.

Harold Chizick

Chizick is the co-founder of Genius Brands subsidiaries ChizComm and ChizComm Beacon Media. Prior to founding his own companies, he had worked in marketing and PR in Canada for six years.

He will report to Genius chairman and CEO Andy Hayward and will continue to run both the ChizComm companies alongside his new duties.

Genius Brands is known for Arnold Schwarzenegger-led Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten, Shaquille O’Neal animated series Shaq’s Garage and its own streaming platform Kartoon Channel.

Heyward said: “Since acquiring ChizComm and ChizComm Beacon Media earlier this year, I have experienced first hand the level of expertise, creativity and passion that Harold brings to the business.

“As we continue to build our team and focus on the brands we are bringing to market, I know that Harold and our executives are in a position to dramatically drive the growth of Genius Brands in the coming years. His expertise and relationships in the toy and game world in particular are unmatched.”

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