DHX Taps Eric Ellenbogen as Senior Advisor


Eric Ellenbogen, who co-founded Classic Media, has been brought in as senior advisor to DHX Media.

Ellenbogen will advise on key strategic planning and business development across multiple business units, and he will also continue to serve on DHX Media’s board of directors. Ellenbogen was formerly co-president of Classic Media, which he co-founded in 2000. He has spent more than 30 years running entertainment companies, including senior roles at Broadway Video Entertainment, Golden Books Family Entertainment and Marvel Enterprises.

The consultancy agreement extends to December 31, 2019.

Michael Donovan, CEO and executive chair at DHX Media, said: “Eric agreed to join our board of directors last fall. Given his deep experience in the entertainment industry, especially in launching and managing brands, we decided the company would benefit further from his counsel as an advisor. We are pleased that Eric has agreed to serve in this capacity.”

Ellenbogen added: “DHX Media has some of the most enduring brands in kids’ and family entertainment, more than a few of which that I wish I had acquired at my former companies. That makes it all the better to be helping Michael and his executive team to advance not only those brands, but also many other company initiatives.”