Hasbro’s eOne Chief Makes Plans to Step Down
Darren Throop | Source: Hasbro/eOne

Darren Throop intends to step down from his role as president and CEO of Hasbro‘s eOne division when his contract expires at the end of the year.

Hasbro made the news official this week while doubling down on its commitment to entertainment projects inspired by its extensive portfolio of toys and games.

“Darren built a team with deep passion, creativity, and talent — on behalf of all of us at Hasbro, I thank him for his steadfast leadership,” says Hasbro CEO Chris Cocks. “Darren’s vision and legacy will be felt for years, and we wish him all the best in his next chapter.”

According to Cocks, Hasbro has more than 200 film and TV projects in development, 35 of which are being developed by eOne inspired by Hasbro intellectual property, including Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, Power Rangers, Transformers, Peppa Pig, My Little Pony, and Play-Doh.

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“As eOne and Hasbro have hit their stride, we have already begun to see what is possible working together. We have been working towards this milestone from the moment eOne joined Hasbro, and I’m proud to see the vision being realized through Hasbro’s shared passion for creativity and storytelling,” Throop says. “I have had the privilege of leading eOne for more than 20 years and I am incredibly proud of the team, and what we built together. I want to thank the visionary leaders, world-class colleagues, and extraordinary eOners, past and present, who made this amazing adventure possible.”

No word yet on who will take the helm at eOne following Throop’s departure.

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.