Former Hasbro executive Finn Arneson has been tapped as chief operating officer of UK production company Two Daughters Entertainment.
Arneson’s goal is to expand the company’s IP portfolio and grow revenue across the business by implementing creative and commercial strategies. He will report to James Reichlos, founder and CEO of Two Daughters.
At Hasbro, Arneson was senior vice president of local distribution and development at the company’s in-house studio, overseeing properties including “My Little Pony” and “Transformers.” He has also worked at Games Workshop, the owner of “Warhammer,” and at Cartoon Network, where he developed and launched original IP such as “The Amazing World of Gumball.”
Two Daughters is best known for the children’s animation “Molly,” featuring the voices of Warwick Davis, Jessica Hancock, Stanley Tucci and Gemma Arterton. It is available on Warner Bros. Discovery’s Boomerang in the U.S. as well as free-to-air network POP in the U.K. The company is now focused on developing three new properties as well as expanding “Moley’s” network in merchandising and licensing worldwide. Is. .
“I’m excited to join Two Daughters at this time of expansion and to work with James to build on the success Molly has achieved so far, and the amazing story behind its creation,” said Arneson. “The company has solid investments and a dynamic business model, so I look forward to playing a role in growing this business and bringing engaging and entertaining IP to a global kids and family audience.”
Reatchlous added: “We are thrilled to have Finn on board to bring his wealth of experience in children’s and family entertainment to the company and help us go from strength to strength.”
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