Gladman in Cookie Jar


TORONTO -- Continuing its hiring binge, Canadian cartoon producer Cookie Jar Entertainment on Tuesday hired Brian Gladman as director of consumer products, Canada.

Gladman was most recently manager of sales promotion and retail marketing for Venture Licensing of Canada, promoting retail sales for Sesame Workshop, Sony Pictures and Strawberry Shortcake product, among other properties.

Gladman will be based at Cookie Jar's Toronto headquarters, reporting to John Gildea, senior vp consumer products and licensing.

Cookie Jar last week hired former Fox and Saban Entertainment executive Ann Austen to head creative development, based in Los Angeles (HR 2/9).

Cookie Jar is best known for its "The Doodlebops" and "Spider Riders" series, in addition to such stalwart series as "Caillou" and "Franklin."
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