Portfolio Entertainment has appointed seasoned executive and producer Meghan Sheridan to the newly created position of executive director of development.
Reporting to Senior VP of Content Liliana Reyes, Sheridan will work closely with the Toronto team to expand Portfolio’s growing slate of animated and live-action properties targeting kids and family audiences. Sheridan, based in Los Angeles, will be tasked with sourcing and identifying branded content for development, while building Portfolio’s network of partnerships with the creative community, including creators, showrunners and artists.
Prior to joining Portfolio, Sheridan was director of original programming and development for Universal Kids (formerly Sprout) and director of children’s entertainment for The Jim Henson Company. Sheridan helped develop and co-manage numerous projects over the course of her career, including the Emmy-nominated Top Chef Junior and American Ninja Warrior Junior for ages 6 to 11, as well as Norman Picklestripes and Nina’s World for preschoolers.
“Meghan’s varied experience developing kids’ content across both the production and broadcasting sectors are a huge asset to Portfolio as we continue to cultivate and diversify our slate of high-quality brands and premium content,” said Reyes. “As Portfolio’s ambassador on the ground in Los Angeles, we are thrilled to have Meghan on our team and look forward to the new heights we will reach in this next phase of expansion.”