Shaftesbury Taps Jennifer McCann for Kids & Family


Shaftesbury has hired veteran producer Jennifer McCann in the newly created role of executive producer for its kids’ and family entertainment division.

McCann began her career at Marathon Media, part of Zodiak Kids, and held several positions, including director of post-production and creative producer. She has also worked with TFO and 9 Story Media Group, as a senior producer and director of development, respectively.

Reporting to Shaftesbury CEO Christina Jennings, McCann will now lead the company’s kids’ and family entertainment division, overseeing original series, as well as the recently launched Shaftesbury Kids YouTube channel.

Jennings said: “We are very pleased to welcome Jennifer to the Shaftesbury team. Her extensive experience in children’s entertainment, as both a producer and as a broadcaster, will be key to navigating the ongoing evolution of the kids’ space. We are excited to embark on a renewed approach to creating rich and compelling kids and family content that is entertaining, educational, and accessible, for both linear and digital platforms.”