Hasbro Launches Entertainment Division led by eOne Executives
Hasbro Launches Entertainment Division which will unify the company’s film, television, animation, and digital media businesses. The division will be led by eOne Executives Olivier Dumont, Zev Foreman, Gabriel Marano
Olivier Dumont will serve as president of Hasbro Entertainment, while Zev Foreman and Gabriel Marano will serve as the head of film and head of television, respectively. All three are joining Hasbro Entertainment from eOne, which Hasbro recently sold to Lionsgate.
“We are thrilled to embark on this new chapter, building upon our rich heritage of storytelling to continue delighting audiences across generations,” Dumont said. “Gabe, Zev, and I look forward to working with the industry’s best creative talent, studios, and distribution platforms to push the envelope with innovative storytelling that will let fans engage with their favorite brands like never before, while also building exciting new worlds and the next wave of Hasbro franchises for a growing audience.”
Hasbro Entertainment is actively developing and producing over 30 projects and is focused on priority brands including DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE, NERF, PLAY-DOH, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, PEPPA PIG, MY LITTLE PONY, and more — Hasbro Entertainment is actively developing, producing, and financing over 30 projects. Upcoming titles include TRANSFORMERS ONE, directed by Academy Award® winner Josh Cooley and starring Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, and Jon Hamm, a live-action DUNGEONS & DRAGONS series for Paramount+, and a broad slate of ongoing animated series, including Peppa Pig, Transformers: EarthSpark, Kiya & the Kimoja Heroes, and My Little Pony: Tell Your Tale.
“Entertainment is core to Hasbro’s strategy and its mission to entertain and connect generations of fans through the wonder of storytelling and exhilaration of play,” said Tim Kilpin, president of toy licensing and entertainment for Hasbro. “Audiences can count on Hasbro to keep creating compelling and fun entertainment that brings to life our wide array of iconic brands, including ‘Peppa Pig,’ ‘My Little Pony,’ and ‘Transformers,’ reaching audiences through varied platforms in ways that resonate in today’s fast-paced world.”
Foreman served as President of Film Production for eOne, overseeing projects including the critical and audience favorites DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: HONOR AMONG THIEVES and TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE BEASTS. While at eOne, Foreman led all aspects of creative development and production. Foreman brings to Hasbro Entertainment an expertise accrued through his production work on numerous films, such as DC’s Blue Beetle, the Chris Pine and Thandiwe Newton-led ALL THE OLD KNIVES, the award-winning BLUE BAYOU, and three-time Academy Award winner DALLAS BUYERS CLUB.
Marano was Co-Head of Scripted Development for eOne, overseeing development and strategy, primarily on Hasbro IP like Paramount+’s upcoming DUNGEONS & DRAGONS series from Rawson Marshall Thurber and Drew Crevello, and Netflix’s POWER RANGERS series, from Jonathan Entwistle and Jenny Klein. Previously, Marano served as Senior Vice President of Drama Programming & Development at FOX Entertainment, where he supervised the development and production of new and returning scripted series, including 9-1-1, 9-1-1: Lone Star, Marvel’s The Gifted, and Lucifer. Earlier in his career, Marano was with A&E Network and Fox Television Studios, developing and overseeing such titles as Bates Motel, Longmire, and Burn Notice.
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