Genius Brands International, Inc. has appointed Harold Chizick — co-founder of ChizComm Ltd. and ChizComm Beacon Media — to the new position of president, global content sales, marketing, and consumer products. Chizick will report directly to Genius Brands’ Chairman & CEO Andy Heyward.
“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,” Heyward says. “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 roll out new brands to the content and retail marketplace this year,” Chizick says.
In his new role, Chizick will continue to run ChizComm Ltd. and ChizComm Beacon Media as subsidiaries for Genius Brands while taking the lead in driving global strategies across licensing, distribution, and marketing for Genius Brands’ growing portfolio of brands, including Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Shaq’s Garage, starring Shaquille O’Neal, Stan Lee’s Universe, Rainbow Rangers, Llama Llama, and more, in addition to its streaming platform, Kartoon Channel!