TV Loonland exec joins E1 Entertainment

Olivier Dumont will head up E1 Kids division

TORONTO -- Canadian producer E1 Entertainment has hired Olivier Dumont away from TV Loonland to head up its E1 Kids division.

London-based Dumont, most recently managing director of Paris-based TV Loonland, will build out E1 Kids' international sales, merchandising and licensing campaigns as managing director.

Dumont will work alongside Frank Saperstein, the Los Angeles-based senior vp animation and children's programming at E1 Kids, which is best known for its "Peppa Pig" and "Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom" series.

Before joining TV Loonland in 2005, Dumont was managing director of production house SIP Animation, formerly Saban International Paris, for five years, where his executive producer credits included the "W.I.T.C.H." action adventure comedy series.

Dumont will also continue to oversee development and production at Frog Box, a London-based producer he founded that now has an exclusive distribution agreement with E1 Entertainment.
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