The division, which actively develops, produces and finances more than 30 projects, will focus on brands such as “Dungeons & Dragons” and “Transformers”.
eOne executives Olivier Dumont, Zev Foreman and Gabriel Marano will lead Hasbro Entertainment, a new division that will develop TV and movie content around the company’s most valuable toy and game brands.
Dumont will serve as the division’s president, while Foreman and Marano will become its film and television chiefs, respectively. Foreman and Marano primarily focused on Hasbro’s IP projects while at eOne and will continue that work in their new, expanded roles directly for Hasbro Entertainment.
“We are thrilled to embark on this new chapter, building on our rich storytelling heritage to continue to delight audiences across generations,” Dumont said in a statement obtained by Jolie Bobine. “Gabe, Zev and I look forward to working with the industry’s top creative talent, studios and distribution platforms to push the boundaries with innovative storytelling that will allow fans to engage with their favorite brands like never before. creating exciting new worlds and the next wave of Hasbro franchises for a growing audience.
The move, which unifies Hasbro’s expertise in film, television, animation and digital media under one roof, follows Hasbro’s closing sale of eOne to Lionsgate for $500 million. .
Hasbro Entertainment actively develops, produces and funds over 30 projects and focuses on brands such as “Dungeons & Dragons”, “Transformers”, “GI Joe”, “Nerf”, “Play-Doh”, “Magic: The Gathering “, “Peppa Pig”, “My Little Pony” and more.
Upcoming titles include ‘Transformers One’, starring Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth and Jon Hamm and directed by Oscar winner Josh Cooley; a ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ live-action series for Paramount+ and a slate of ongoing anime series, including ‘Peppa Pig’, ‘Transformers: EarthSpark’, ‘Kiya & the Kimoja Heroes’ and ‘My Little Pony: Tell Your Tale”.
Previously, Dumont served as President of eOne’s Family Brands, overseeing content creation and distribution for Hasbro and eOne’s portfolio of brands that generate over $2 billion in annual retail sales. Previously, he held key roles in national and international children’s entertainment, including leading acquisitions and co-production of a major children’s network, head of an animation studio and management of a distribution company.
Foreman, who previously served as eOne’s president of film production, oversaw projects such as “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” and “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts.” Other films he has worked on include DC’s ‘Blue Beetle’, ‘All the Old Knives’ directed by Chris Pine and Thandiwe Newton, award-winning and three-time Oscar-winning ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ ‘Blue Bayou’.
Marano, who was eOne’s co-director of scripted development, oversaw projects such as Paramount+’s upcoming ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ series from Rawson Marshall Thurber and Drew Crevello and Netflix’s ‘Power Rangers’ series from Jonathan Entwistle and Jenny Klein. Prior to eOne, he served as Senior Vice President of Drama Programming and Development at Fox Entertainment, where he oversaw the production of new and returning scripted series, including “9-1-1,” “9- 1-1: Lone Star,” “Marvel’s “The Gifted,” and “Lucifer.” Previously, he worked for A&E Network and Fox Television Studios, developing and overseeing titles such as ‘Bates Motel’, ‘Longmire’ and ‘Burn Notice’.