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Spin Master promotes exec quartet

The Toronto-based production arm of Canadian toyco Spin Master has promoted four execs following Jennifer Dodge’s appointment as president towards the end of last year.

Laura Clunie

Dodge was previously executive VP of entertainment at the Paw Patrol producer before being promoted in December.

The exec has now promoted Laura Clunie to senior VP of development and feature film; Toni Stevens to senior VP of production and operations; Dan Mokriy to VP of production; and Jonah Stroh to VP of creative production.

Clunie, previously VP of development and creative director at Spin Master, joined the company in 2015 from eOne Family, where she oversaw creative initiatives for Peppa Pig, PJ Masks and Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom.

The exec will continue to oversee the development team and the creative strategy for both longform and shortform content and will expand her role to include the company’s feature film slate, acting as a producer for greenlit projects.

In Stevens’ expanded role, the exec, who has been with Spin Master Entertainment since 2017, will continue to maintain oversight over all aspects of production and entertainment planning, including feature films.

Mokriy was previously head of production at Spin Master Entertainment. Prior to joining the company, he held the same role at Jam Filled in Toronto.

Toni Stevens

Stroh will be responsible for creative deliverables on all current series while also adding two new series in development to his existing responsibilities. Previously senior director of creative affairs at Spin Master Entertainment, Stroh is a former creative producer and a writer on PJ Masks at eOne.

The team will take charge of Spin Master Entertainment’s creative output, spanning franchise growth through to content development, production and global distribution.

Titles currently in production at the firm include Paw Patrol: The Movie, in collaboration with Nickelodeon Movies and distributed by Paramount.

Additionally, Spin Master Entertainment has six series airing on a variety of platforms and networks around the world, including Mighty Express on Netflix.

“In the last 12 years, Spin Master Entertainment has developed into a fully imagined entertainment company, capable of everything from development through distribution, franchise management and our latest achievement – feature film production,” said Dodge.

“We’re fortunate to have an exceptionally talented team who can step into these expanded roles in support of our continued pursuit of developing innovative content that resonates with kids and families globally,” added Dodge, whose promotion came after SC Johnson exec Max Rangel was named global president and CEO at the toyco.


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