COOKIE JAR ENTERTAINMENT INC. NAMES CATHERINE DONOHUE VICE PRESIDENT DISTRIBUTION/SALES OPERATIONS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Toronto, CANADA (October 5, 2005)-Cookie Jar Entertainment Inc., the company behind such renowned children's properties as "The Doodlebops," "Gerald McBoing Boing," "Arthur" and "Caillou," has appointed Catherine Donohue Vice President Distribution/Sales Operations. The announcement was made by Toper Taylor, President and COO.
Based in Cookie Jar Entertainment Inc.'s Toronto office and reporting to Senior Vice President of Sales and Distribution, Sam Ewing, Donohue will be responsible for home entertainment and television sales within Canada focused on pre-sales to English and French broadcasters. In addition, Donohue will oversee the worldwide operations of the Toronto-headquartered Music Publishing and Traffic Coordination offices.
"Catherine Donohue brings to her Cookie Jar position an extensive track record in international sales and distribution that make her an extremely valuable asset to our company. Under the direction of Sam Ewing, Donohue will play a pivotal role in the continuing success of Cookie Jar's global entertainment initiatives," said Taylor.
Donohue joins Cookie Jar Entertainment Inc. with fourteen years of domestic and international television sales experience. Most recently, Donohue served as Executive in Charge of Production for CBC's Children and Youth Department, where she was responsible for series development and production. Previously, she served Nelvana as the Director of Canadian Sales and during her five-year tenure progressed to Vice President of Distribution and Canadian Sales where she managed the international distribution department and was responsible for Canadian pre-sales. Prior to her time at Nelvana, Donohue served as Director of International Sales for Behaviour Entertainment, where she was responsible for the distribution of children's programming, film and documentary. She has also served as a secretary and board member for the Alliance for Children and Television.
About Cookie Jar Group
Cookie Jar Group develops, produces, distributes and markets quality products to children, their caregivers, parents and teachers. Cookie Jar Group's products reflect its commitment to providing the best in children's published content, animated and live action programming and innovative educational and entertainment-driven products worldwide. The group of companies consists of Cookie Jar Entertainment Inc. and Cookie Jar Education Inc.
Cookie Jar Entertainment Inc., Cookie Jar Group's entertainment operation, is a leading, global, independent producer, marketing and brand manager of such renowned children's properties as "The Doodlebops", "Gerald McBoing Boing", "Arthur" and "Spider Riders". Combining globally renowned intellectual properties with an industry-recognized management team, Cookie Jar Entertainment Inc. is a market-driven, brand building company that is committed to children first and foremost and is dedicated to the development and production of quality programming that embraces the whole child, with animated and live-action series that entertain, inspire and enlighten children and family audiences worldwide.
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