Nickelodeon has hired Angelique Yen and Eddie Gamarra to oversee its studio business, the company announced on Tuesday.
Yen’s title is senior vice president, physical production, Nickelodeon Movies. She will oversee production for all original long-form movie content. As vice president, studio business development, Gamarra will be in charge of developing animated and live-action content for streaming platforms and third parties.
The hires build on the Viacom brand’s efforts to shift to a studio model in which it produces content for outside services in addition to the linear channel. Both Yen and Gamarra will report to Nickelodeon’s executive vice president of animation, Ramsey Naito, and will be based in Burbank.
“Nickelodeon’s studio business gives us the opportunity to create different stories and let our IP live on beyond the network, while growing our audience and our creative-led culture,” Naito said in a statement. “The addition of Angelique and Eddie to the team will help bolster this division by finding new ways to reimagine our shows and characters, in new formats and with new partners, while feeding the demand for our content with kids and families everywhere.”
Yen most recently oversaw animation production at Netflix and worked as a consulting producer on several feature initiatives. She has previously held positions at Disney and DreamWorks Animation.
Gamarra was most recently a literary manager at The Gotham Group, where he focused on kids entertainment.
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