ZAG animation studio named Maria Doolan to the new position of VP of TV content. She will oversee global strategy for content distribution across all platforms (including television, home entertainment, and digital media) for select ZAG Heroez properties, with priority focus on its newest IP, Ghostforce.
ZAG Heroez is a brand franchise that brings together superheroes from across the studio’s animated titles. Its latest addition, Ghostforce, was recently acquired by Disney Channel in the U.S. and premiered last month on Disney XD. In addition, Doolan will work in partnership with ON Kids & Family on ZAG’s flagship Miraculous – Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir property.
Doolan reports to ZAG founder and CEO Jeremy Zag as well as EVP, global operations and head of global consumer products Julian Zag.
“I am thrilled with the opportunity to work with Jeremy, Julian and the global team at ZAG to further drive brand growth worldwide,” said Doolan. “This new role will allow me to utilize one of my key strengths which is to transfer big ideas into viable business plans on a global scale, and I am excited to begin diving in on building a global strategy for the content rollout of Ghostforce.”
Doolan joins ZAG from Zinkia, where she worked for 17 years in a range of roles, most recently as global head of international TV distribution and co-production. She also served as executive producer of the early learning collaborative and as managing director of brand and business development.
“Maria has an extensive brand management background, spearheading efforts across program distribution and consumer products and is an expert at driving strategy, building brands and adding value,” said Jeremy Zag. “In her new TV content role, she will work closely with our consumer products executives to craft strategies for TV placement with best-in-class partners around the globe to build strong platforms from where we can launch new TV shows under the ZAG Heroez universe.”