DHX Media Ups Stephanie Betts to EVP of Content


DHX Media has promoted Stephanie Betts to the role of executive VP of content and hired Todd Brian to fill the newly created position of director of development for animation.

With her new appointment, Betts will report to DHX Media President Josh Scherba and be responsible for the development and production of the company’s slate of original animated content. Throughout her tenure at DHX, she has spearheaded such shows as Strawberry ShortcakeCloudy with a Chance of MeatballsInspector GadgetTeletubbiesPolly Pocket and Chip and Potato in addition to new Peanuts content. Prior to joining DHX Media, Betts served as a producer and development executive at Breakthrough Films and Television. She also previously worked at Atomic Cartoons.

Brian, who will report to Betts, joins DHX Media after holding various senior creative positions on both animation and live-action productions. At Corus Entertainment, he served as a production executive for Corus Kids, and was a development executive for kids and family at Toronto-based marblemedia. He was also previously a senior writer at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).

Scherba said: “We’re producing an amazing slate of original content for the world’s top streaming platforms and broadcasters, and our development pipeline is rich with exciting new projects. Stephanie has been integral to the DHX Media story for many years, and as we increase our focus on high-quality original content, her vision and expertise in development and production make her an ideal leader for our talented content team.”

Betts added: “I’m excited to continue finding new approaches to developing our evergreen brands for a contemporary kids and family audience, while expanding our slate of original content by collaborating with the creative community to develop ideas into the next big global franchises.”