Chris Bartleman to run DHX Kids

Named executive vp of production and development

TORONTO -- Canadian indie producer DHX Media has tapped Chris Bartleman, head of its Studio B cartoon division, to run its DHX Kids division.

Bartleman becomes executive vp of production and development at DHX Kids, charged with overseeing production at animation facilities in Vancouver, Toronto and Halifax.

Studio B, best known for its "Ricky Sprocket -- Showbiz Boy" and "Being Ian" kids series, was acquired by Halifax-based DHX Media in 2008.

In another move, Stephanie Betts comes over from rival kids TV producer Breakthrough Films and Television to join DHX Kids as vp of development.
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