Jared Wolfson Joins Grom Social Enterprises in Dual Leadership Roles

Source: Grom Social Enterprises/The Toy Book

Grom Social Enterprises Inc. tapped Jared Wolfson to join its executive ranks as CEO at Curiosity Ink Media and executive vice president at Top Draw Animation.

Wolfson, whose experience spans roles at ZAG Entertainment, Skyrocket, and The Walt Disney Co., joins the company from Jakks Pacific where he served as senior vice president of media, marketing, and entertainment. At Grom, he will be responsible for leading partnerships, deal structure, operations, finance, and driving corporate vision and culture within Curiosity Ink while simultaneously leading business and development efforts at Top Draw.

“Jared’s acumen as a business development executive, go-to-market specialist, and brand builder will be put to good use as we bring Grom to its next level of success,” says Grom Chairman and CEO Darren Marks. “His commitment to excellence will pave the way to bringing our original content strategy to life and will simultaneously enhance the profile of Top Draw Animation among global content providers which depend on us to produce premium entertainment.”

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In recent months, Curiosity Ink Media has entered into deals for numerous projects, including a TV series for Cepia LLC’s Cats vs. Pickles brand. Additionally, the company is developing an animated holiday musical featuring its Santa.com holiday hub and has a publishing deal with Dynamite Entertainment to create kids’ books based on original intellectual property (IP) and licensed properties, including PAW Patrol.

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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.