Exile Content Launches Kids’ Division with Stephen Davis


Exile Content Studio has set up the new division Exile Kids, tapping Hasbro alum Stephen Davis as its chairman.

Davis has been consulting for Exile for the past year after retiring from his position as executive VP and chief content officer of Hasbro. He will be working with the Exile team to identify and scale global franchises for the studio across original IP, acquisitions, licensing and merchandising.

From 2009 to 2020, Davis led the transformation of Hasbro from a traditional toy and game company to a global play and entertainment leader. He was instrumental in the success of brands such as the Transformers franchise, GI Joe, My Little Pony, Micronauts, Dungeons and Dragons, Magic the GatheringOuija, Jem and the Holograms, Power Rangers and many others. Davis also led Hasbro’s global consumer products licensing and publishing division and managed Hasbro’s ongoing interest in the Discovery Family channel. Prior to joining Hasbro, Davis headed a number of entertainment companies, among them Family Entertainment Group, Granada America and Carlton America.

“There is a tremendous demand among Latinos for content aimed at children, a demand which will only increase in years to come as the proportion of Latino children both in the U.S. and worldwide is expected to grow,” said Exile. “Therefore, we have formed Exile Kids, a new division to focus exclusively on this important demographic, and to lead this new venture, we are fortunate to have landed Stephen Davis. One of the most experienced and respected executives in the industry, Stephen has been responsible for some of the most successful children’s television, film and consumer products-driven franchises globally.”