Nick names new preschool president, marketing officer
NICKELODEON NAMES ERYK CASEMIRO AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, NICKELODEON PRESCHOOL
BURBANK, Calif.—July 22, 2019—Nickelodeon has named Emmy® Award-winning producer Eryk Casemiro to the position of Senior Vice President of Nickelodeon Preschool. In this role, he will lead the network’s preschool production and development across all formats and platforms spanning digital, TV and film, and have oversight of the preschool Executives In Charge (EICs). The announcement was made today by Nickelodeon’s Executive Vice President of Animation Ramsey Naito, to whom he will report. Casemiro will be based in Nickelodeon’s Burbank, Calif., headquarters.
Said Naito, “In addition to being a longtime collaborator and friend of Nickelodeon, Eryk is an immensely creative executive who has worked on some of the most beloved animated kids’ properties around the world. His leadership of our best-in-class preschool team will enable us to further expand our powerhouse portfolio for this next generation of kids.”
Casemiro will continue to serve as an executive producer for Nickelodeon’s forthcoming reboot of the iconic kids’ series, Rugrats, which will include all-new adventures with fan-favorites Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Susie and Angelica, and introduce a new world of characters. A Rugrats alum, Casemiro was a producer on the original series during his time as Senior Vice President of Creative Affairs at Klasky-Csupo Productions.
While at Klasky-Csupo Productions, Casemiro was also responsible for the development and production of beloved Nickelodeon shows such as The Wild Thornberrys, Rocket Power, As Told By Ginger, and All Grown Up!, earning the studio three Ark Trust Awards, four Humanitas Awards, 10 Emmy nominations, and an Emmy Award. He also led the development and production of feature films for Paramount Pictures including Rugrats Go Wild, The Wild Thornberrys Movie, which earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Song, Rugrats in Paris: The Movie, and The Rugrats Movie.
Most recently, Casemiro was the Chief Creative Officer for Zodiak Kids Studios, comprised of Marathon Media and Tele-Image in Paris, and the Foundation in London, where he produced Kody Kapow for Sprout NBC/ Universal; Lilybuds for France Televisions and Discovery Kids Latin America; and Magiki for DeA Kids and Planeta. Prior to that, Casemiro was Chief Creative Officer for Marathon Media, overseeing the production of Get Blake for Nickelodeon Global and LoliRock, a co-production with Disney and France Televisions.
Casemiro also worked as a writer/producer on series including: OLIVIA, based on Ian Falconer’s award-winning book; Poppy Cat, adapted from illustrator Lara Jones’ picture book series and currently seen in 170 countries across the globe; and The Mr. Men Show, adapted from Roger Hargreaves’ Little Miss and Mr. Men book series, for which he received his 11th Emmy nomination–this time for Best Writing in a Children’s Series.
Casemiro began his career with Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video, where he produced Sharon, Lois and Bram’s Candles, Snow and Mistletoe for CBC, Lassie’s 40th Special, and the long-running hit Frosty Returns, now in its 27th year on CBS.
Nickelodeon, now in its 40th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The brand includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, location based experiences, publishing and feature films. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).
JENNY WALL NAMED CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER FOR NICKELODEON
BURBANK–July 22, 2019–Jenny Wall has been named Chief Marketing Officer for Nickelodeon, responsible for all on and off-air consumer marketing, brand creative and content launches across all of the network’s platforms spanning digital, social and direct to consumer, including Nicktoons, TeenNick, Nick at Nite and Noggin. The announcement was made today by Nickelodeon President Brian Robbins. Wall will report to Robbins and be based in New York.
Said Robbins, “Jenny is a dynamic innovator who knows how to create cultural moments that connect content and audiences. As Nickelodeon focuses its efforts to expanding onto new platforms and building our audience, Jenny’s creative instincts and strategic planning will further add to our momentum.”
Wall joins Nickelodeon from Gimlet Media, a Spotify company, where she held the position of Chief Marketing Officer overseeing all marketing and public relations at the company, in addition to overseeing Gimlet Creative, the company’s in-house advertising agency that helps brands find their voice in audio.
Prior to Gimlet, Wall was Senior Vice President, Head of Marketing at Hulu where she ran all marketing, promotion and creative for the company, overseeing the launches of the some of the company’s most high-profile projects: The Mindy Project, Difficult People, the Golden Globe-nominated Casual, and the Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning series, The Handmaid’s Tale. Wall also launched Hulu’s commercial-free offering and the Hulu with Live TV bundle.
Before joining Hulu, Wall was the Vice President of Marketing at Netflix, where she spearheaded new brand and launch campaigns for the company’s original programming: House of Cards, Orange is the New Black and Arrested Development. She also lead creative for the launch of Netflix in the Netherlands and the Nordics.
Wall also served as Chief Marketing Officer of BLT Communications, President of Crew Creative, and worked at HBO in 1995. Wall began her career DDB Needham (currently DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc.) in 1992 in New York.
Nickelodeon, now in its 40th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 90 million households and has been the number-one-rated kids’ basic cable network for 22 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).