9 Story Media Group announced a series of hires for its senior group of global executives across distribution, development, legal, and technology. The purpse of the additions is to strengthen the international presence of the company while further developing in-house capabilities and best practices. “Each of our newly appointed senior executives brings an impressive background and skill set in children’s media and we are extremely proud to welcome them to 9 Story Media Group,” said Vince Commisso, President and CEO of 9 Story. “9 Story is a global leader in children’s content and this talented team provides tremendous bench strength to support our ongoing growth efforts.”
Joss Duffield joins the Distribution team as VP, Distribution Europe, where she will be responsible for 9 Story Distribution International’s business across Western Europe, strenghtening the division’s growth within these markets. She carries over 20 years’ experience in international distribution, sales, and licensing under her belt. She is based out of London, UK and is set to report to Alix Wiseman, SVP Distribution and Acquisitions.
Joining from King Bert Productions, Gráinne McNamara was hired into the company as VP Live-Action, Development & Production, reporting to Chief Creative Officer Angela Santomero. With over 20 years’ experience within the children’s sector, McNamara will be responsible for leading the company’s overall development efforts for original television series in live-action kids and families.
Jennifer Bol will be heading the global 9 Story legal team as SVP, Legal & Business Affairs. Her duties will consist of establishing the global in-house practices that will set the strategic direction for 9 Story’s legal services across the globe. Bol will also be developing and implementing the organization’s legal and regulatory framework and figuring out business strategies Executive Leadership Team (ELT) to execute business strategies. Coming most recently from Blue Ant Media, Bol is a Canadian and UK qualified lawyer with two decades of experience in entertainment law covering a wide range of areas including television and digital development and production, broadcasting, and all aspects of distribution including television, format, and merchandise licensing.
Each of our newly appointed senior executives brings an impressive background and skill set in children’s media and we are extremely proud to welcome them to 9 Story Media Group. 9 Story is a global leader in children’s content and this talented team provides tremendous bench strength to support our ongoing growth efforts.” Vince Commisso President, CEO of 9 Story