Cream Productions has appointed veteran interactive and digital media executive Johnny Kalangis to the role of head of digital.
In his new role, Kalangis will oversee Cream’s global digital efforts, with an emphasis on expanding the company’s reach into emerging digital content and distribution spaces. He will report directly to the company’s president and co-owner, Kate Harrison Karman.
Kalangis was previously VP of creative for digital and creative director for marblemedia in Toronto. There, he increased audience numbers for marblemedia digital and interactive content and earned multiple honors, including the Digi-Award for the app Open Heart (TeenNick, YTV), which was ranked in the top 25 entertainment apps in the app store, as well as back-to-back Gemini awards for cross-platform properties. Prior to that role, he served as executive in charge of digital and interactive entertainment at CBC Digital, Radio and Television.
Cream’s VR/AR credits include A Curious Mind with Dominic Monaghan for Hulu as well as Oak AR, an augmented reality game, among others.
“We are thrilled to have Johnny join our management team at Cream,” said Karman. “Johnny brings a wealth of experience and his broad range of talents will be a great addition as Cream expands our efforts in digital.”
“I’m grateful for the opportunity to join Cream at this moment in the company’s growth,” added Kalangis. “The truly amazing people here are passionate about creating thoughtful, high-quality content for both traditional and emerging platforms. I’m excited about what we’ll be sharing with audiences and partners in the near-future. We’re rather strategically ‘swinging for the fences.’”