Genius Brands International has appointed Harold Chizick to President of Content Sales, Marketing, and Consumer Products, reporting to Genius Brands’ Chairman and CEO Andy Heyward. Chizick is the co-founder of ChizComm Ltd. and ChizComm Beacon Media, an independent subsidiary of Genius Brands.
Genius Brands is a global brand management company that creates and licenses multimedia entertainment content for children. In his new role, Chizick will drive global strategies across licensing, distribution, and marketing for Genius Brands’ portfolio — including Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Shaq’s Garage starring Shaquille O’Neal, Stan Lee’s Universe, Rainbow Rangers, Llama Llama, as well as the company’s streaming platform, Kartoon Channel!, and more. He will also continue to run Genius Brands’ subsidiaries ChizComm Ltd. and ChizComm Beacon Media.
Marketing and media agency ChizComm was founded by Harold and Jennifer Chizick in 2013. Genius Brands’ acquisition of ChizComm and its media research, planning, and buying division ChizComm Beacon Media was announced in November.
“Since acquiring ChizComm and ChizComm Beacon Media earlier this year, I have experienced firsthand the level of expertise, creativity and passion that Harold brings to the business,” said Heyward. “As we continue to build our team and focus on the brands we are bringing to market, I know that Harold and our executives are in a position to dramatically drive the growth of Genius Brands in the coming years. His expertise and relationships in the toy and game world in particular are unmatched.”
“It is an incredible time to play an integral role in building Genius Brands presence on a global scale, and I look forward to working with Andy and the executive team to take the company to the next level as we rollout new brands to the content and retail marketplace this year,” said Chizick.