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Who’s News: WarnerMedia Appoints Head of Content Acquisition in Asia Pacific

WarnerMedia has appointed Melissa Lim as its new head of content acquisitions and co-productions for its children’s networks in Asia Pacific, which include POGO, Cartoon Network and Boomerang. Lim’s brief also includes advising on licensing content to fuel the growing demand for kids and family programming on the regional streaming service HBO GO in Southeast Asia.  Lim will be based in Singapore and reports to Leslie Lee, the Head of WarnerMedia Kids APAC. Warner says Lim will be working closely with the original production and development team, but her key areas of focus will be exploring co-production opportunities and acquiring kids content for the region. To accomplish those goals, Warner says Lim will also work closely with her colleagues from other WarnerMedia acquisitions teams in the US, EMEA and Latin America. “Pinpointing… . . . read more

Who’s News Roundup: Week of Dec. 9

Bad Robot Tags Veteran Developer Michael Booth for New Video Game Studio The accomplished Bad Robot studio made a serious move this week, launching a video game division-Bad Robot Games—that will be guided by newly hired industry veteran Michael Booth as its General Manager and CEO Anna Sweet. Bad Robot, founded and led by renowned producer JJ Abrams, will now partner its creative content with Bad Robot Games. Booth is seen as a key hire as he is an extremely experienced and accomplished game developer. He most recently worked as VR director for Facebook, but is best known as the creator and lead game designer for the smash hit Left 4 Dead. The idea is that Bad Robot Games will have one in-house team working on Bad Robot-created properties, and… . . . read more