Teri Weiss joins Uni children’s production push

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Longtime Nickelodeon programming executive Teri Weiss has been hired as svp, head of kids/family development and production at the new Universal Kids Productions group.

President of Universal Brand Development Vince Klaseus, to whom Weiss will report, made the announcement.

Universal Kids Productions will develop content from the studio’s IP catalogue and add to current works such as the Curious George animated television series.

“As Universal continues to grow our business and build our kids and family programming, Teri’s track record in building world-class production teams and hit series is a huge asset,” said Klaseus.

“She is one of the most well-respected and accomplished executives in this space, and we are thrilled to develop new properties together and leverage Universal’s rich library of titles.”
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Universal Hires Teri Weiss to Head Newly Created Universal Kids Productions

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Universal Pictures has hired longtime Nickelodeon programming executive Teri Weiss senior vice president of Kids/Family Development, the studio announced Wednesday. Weiss will lead the newly created Universal Kids Productions, which will develop original television content based on new and existing intellectual properties. She will report to Vince Klaseus, president of Universal Brand Development. “As Universal continues to grow our business and build our kids and family programming, Teri’s track record in building world-class production teams and hit series is a huge asset,” said Klaseus in a statement. “She is one of the most well-respected and accomplished executives in this space,
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Nickelodeon Veteran Teri Weiss To Run New Universal Kids Productions Group

Universal Pictures is expanding its content for kids and families and has tapped longtime Nickelodeon executive Teri Weiss as Svp, Head of Kids/Family Development and Production for its newly created Universal Kids Productions group. The unit will mine the studio's IP portfolio and develop original content for all platforms, both on its own and through partnerships. Weiss will report to Vince Klaseus, President of Universal Brand Development. Weiss is a 16-year veteran of…
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Nickelodeon Hires Svp To Boost Preschool Division Following Layoffs

Nickelodeon has appointed Jennifer Dodge to the newly created position of Svp West Coast Development and Production for Nickelodeon Preschool. The move comes almost two weeks after the kids cable network began layoffs as part of broader reductions at parent Viacom. Among those pink-slipped were Emmy winner Teri Weiss, Nickelodeon's Evp Preschool Programming, and Kay Wilson Stallings, Svp Production & Development atNickelodeon Preschool, Nick Jr. and NickMom. This…
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Senior Nickelodeon Executives Depart In Layoffs

The brunt of the Viacom layoffs hit Nickelodeon yesterday and today, sources tell Deadline. I hear a number of executives and assistants were affected in such areas as preschool, animation, legal and talent. I hear among those who have departed in the restructuring are Emmy winner Teri Weiss, Nickelodeon’s Evp Preschool Programming; Kay Wilson Stallings, Svp, Production & Development, Nickelodeon Preschool, Nick Jr., Nick Jr. and NickMom; and Nickelodeon Animation Studio…
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Nickelodeon Promotes Cathy Galeota to Svp of Preschool Current Series

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Nickelodeon promoted Cathy Galeota to senior vice president of Preschool Current Series on Monday. The veteran television executive will now oversee the production of all current Nickelodeon preschool series, including original shows and co-productions. She'll continue reporting to Teri Weiss, the network's executive vice president of Preschool Original Programming. Also read: ‘School of Rock’ Nickelodeon Series Finds Jack Black Replacement “Cathy is an incredible champion of creativity, with a great ability to effectively lead large teams,” Weiss said in a statement obtained by TheWrap. “Her production expertise and collaborative spirit have fueled the incredible success of some of the network's recent preschool hits and.
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Russell Hicks Named President Of Content Development For The Nickelodeon Group

As part of Russell Hicks’ promotion, Nickelodeon also expanded the responsibilities of top live-action executive Marjorie Cohn, who has been upped to President, Content Development, Nickelodeon, adding animation and digital to her existing portfolio of live-action programming. Brown Johnson, who has served as the President of Animation since 2008, is leaving. Here is the release: Los Angeles, Aug. 29, 2012 Russell Hicks, a 14-year Nickelodeon veteran and its Chief Creative Officer since 2008, has been named to the new position of President, Content Development and Production for the Nickelodeon Group. The announcement was made today by Cyma Zarghami, President, Nickelodeon Group, to whom Hicks will continue to report. The newly created position establishes centralized, West Coast leadership of all Nickelodeon’s content teams, and provides direct, on the ground oversight of the network’s development slate. Hicks will be based at Nickelodeon’s Burbank and Santa Monica, California, offices, where he will lead the company’s live-action,
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Nickelodeon Launches New Franklin and Friends Show

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Your favorite pre-school aged turtle is back with a brand new CG-animated series.

Premiering Feb. 13 on Nickelodeon, Franklin and Friends explores a more grown-up Franklin who has developed new skills, overcome some of his fears and deepened his relationships with his Woodland pals including Bear, Beaver, Rabbit and more.

“Franklin is older, wiser and coming out of his shell in this updated version that encourages kids to learn from their mistakes and discover the world around them,” says Teri Weiss, Svp, Nickelodeon Preschool.

As always, the popular show will continue to highlight the importance of family, friendship, community,
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