Cloudco Entertainment, home of revered brands such as The Care Bears™, Holly Hobbie™, and Madballs™ expands its Global Development, Production, and Distribution team with the additions of Myles Hobbs, joining the team as VP, Global Distribution, and Daniel Barnes as Development Executive. Cloudco welcomes Hobbs and Barnes as the team prepares for several new TV shows and the delivery of additional seasons of Care Bears: Unlock the Magic, Tinpo™, and Boy Girl Dog Cat Mouse Cheese™ to new markets.
Myles Hobbs is a seasoned sales executive with more than 12 years of experience in the kids TV industry. Most recently, he served as Associate Publisher for industry-leader Kidscreen, where he oversaw all sales efforts across the brand’s publishing and event platforms, including the world-renowned Kidscreen Summit. Prior to that, he held senior managerial positions at specialty US retailers Williams-Sonoma and Eddie Bauer. Hobbs, who begins at Cloudco immediately, is responsible for expanding global distribution and will report to Ian Lambur, EVP, Content Strategy & Co-Productions.
“I am excited to get to work on the next chapter of my career in the great company of Sean Gorman and Ian Lambur,” says Myles Hobbs, Cloudco Entertainment, VP, Global Distribution. “There’s a lot of potential to grow the international reach of Cloudco’s incredible content portfolio.”
Ian Lambur, Cloudco Entertainment, Executive Vice-President of Content Strategy and Co-Productions, added: “Myles Hobbs has forged strong relationships with executives from all facets of the kids industry, including broadcasting, distribution and consumer products, and drove Kidscreen’s business from strength to strength during his tenure. We look forward to having him on the team.”
Cloudco also welcomes Daniel Barnes as Development Executive. Most recently, he worked at Moonbug Entertainment as a Development Executive across both branded content as well as original series such as Arpo, Blippi, Morphle and Mia’s Magic Playground. Prior to that, he honed his Development skills at Hasbro Studios and Amazon Studios working across multiple development projects. In his new role at Cloudco, Barnes will be focused on various animated and live-action productions at a producer level. He will also develop new projects and pitches, as well as identify, and build relationships with industry talent. Barnes starts immediately and will report to Ryan Wiesbrock, Cloudco Entertainment, Head of Development & Production.
“I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the team at Cloudco Entertainment! Besides the team being incredibly warm and welcoming, the company’s dedication to creating quality entertainment for kids and families globally is apparent in the content they create, and I am so excited to be a part of furthering that mission,” says Daniel Barnes, Cloudco Entertainment, Development Executive.
Ryan Wiesbrock, Cloudco Entertainment, Head of Development & Production, added: “Daniel’s creativity, taste and genuine love for kids and family entertainment, along with his experience on the toy, broadcast and digital side of the business, will help us to grow our development and production slate in all new ways. On top of that, his enthusiasm and positivity is infectious! I am beyond happy for Daniel to join our team!”