The Jim Henson Company Names Shane Mang as Executive Director of Global Consumer Products
Shane Mang was appointed as executive director of global consumer products for The Jim Henson Company.
In his new role, Mang will oversee licensing activities for the company’s children’s brands, classic franchises, and several as-of-yet unannounced properties. These include Dot., renewed for a second season launching fall 2018 (produced by Industrial Brothers in association with Henson and the CBC); the Emmy-nominated series Dinosaur Train, which airs in the U.S. on PBS KIDS; Doozers, a Hulu Original series for kids with season two to debut this summer; the Emmy-nominated series Splash and Bubbles (co-produced with Herschend Studios, the media arm of Herschend Enterprises) that also airs on PBS KIDS; and Word Party, a Netflix Original series. Mang will also oversee programs for popular classic franchises such as Farscape, Fraggle Rock, Labyrinth, and The Dark Crystal. He will report to Chris Lytton, COO and executive vice-president of strategy and business Affairs.
Mang joins The Jim Henson Company from DHX Media where he served as business development manager, Americas. During his tenure, he managed a portfolio of global entertainment properties including Teletubbies, Mega Man, Caillou, Slugterra, Massive Monster Mayhem, Inspector Gadget, Degrassi, and more, managing a network of partners including licensees and manufacturers, licensing agencies, sales teams, toy distributors, and mass and specialty North American retailers. Prior to that, Mang served as manager of licensing and distribution at Nerd Corps Entertainment.