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Blue’s Clues Creator Named CCO at 9 Story


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9 Story Media Group has appointed Angela C. Santomero (Blue’s Clues, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood) to the newly created post of chief creative officer (CCO).

In her new role, Santomero will report to Vince Commisso, the president and CEO of 9 Story Media Group. She will be responsible for leading the creative content strategy across 9 Story Media Group. The appointment follows 9 Story’s recent acquisition of Out of the Blue Enterprises, which was co-founded by Santomero.

Additionally, Out of the Blue Enterprises will be rebranded as 9 Story USA. The New York-based studio will be the anchor of 9 Story’s creative development, formative research and creative stewardship across current series. The studio will continue to be supported by key development staff and operations in Toronto and Dublin.

“I am excited to welcome Angela to the 9 Story team,” said Commisso. “Angela is an absolute creative powerhouse with an unparalleled track record of creating hit kids’ shows. Our team has worked with Angela for many years on both Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Creative Galaxy, both tremendously successful franchises. Her appointment signals our continued commitment to creating great content for kids and helps pave the way for future growth.”

“I am thrilled to be broadening my creative vision in our New York studio where creative has always come first,” said Santomero. “With 9 Story’s global reach and commitment to quality, and our trusted approach, there is a tremendous opportunity to further enhance and grow an exceptional slate of original and enriching content that kids and families can feel good about. As Out of the Blue transitions to 9 Story USA, we will continue to work with our talented team in New York while we expand our creative vision worldwide.”



About Sara Alessi

Sara Alessi is the associate editor of World Screen. She can be reached at salessi@worldscreen.com.

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