Video: Lion Forge Entertainment’s David Steward II & Stephanie Sperber

Since its founding, Lion Forge Entertainment has been on a mission to deliver diverse stories that are authentically told. The studio behind the Oscar-winning animated short Hair Love has been working on a roster of projects that is a testament to this, including an adaptation of the popular graphic novel series Iyanu, based on Yoruban mythology. In September, the company announced a series of executive appointments that included tapping Guru Studio alum Jonathan Abraham to lead its distribution efforts.


David Steward II, founder and CEO of Lion Forge Entertainment, and Stephanie Sperber, president and chief content officer, talk to TV Kids Weekly about owning and controlling IP, its first-look partnership with Nickelodeon Animation and bringing diverse voices to the table.