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Stephen Davis To Oversee Future Hasbro Studios Productions Including Transformers Media

Posted on 12-12-2012 at 06:10 AM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
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We received a Press Release from Hasbro mentioning that they have announced the integration of all of its content initiatives, including television, film, commercial productions and short-form content, under Stephen Davis, president of the Los Angeles-based Hasbro Studios.

"Under Davis’ guidance, Hasbro Studios has produced approximately 750 half-hours of programming, with numerous global successes including "Transformers Prime", "Littlest Pet Shop" and "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic".

In his expanded role, Davis will drive the entertainment brand-driven storytelling for the company and oversee a strong multi-year feature slate including Transformers 4 with Paramount, Stretch Armstrong with Relativity Media and Candy Land with Sony."


You can read the entire Press Release, after the jump.

Hasbro Combines TV, Film and Short-Form Content Under Hasbro Studios President Stephen Davis


LOS ANGELES, CA, December 11, 2012-- Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) announced the integration of all of its content initiatives, including television, film, commercial productions and short-form content, under Stephen Davis, president of Los Angeles-based Hasbro Studios.

Davis, who has overseen global TV development, production and distribution for Hasbro since launching the studio in 2009, will report to Hasbro Chief Marketing Officer John Frascotti to ensure the seamless integration between the entertainment and global marketing teams. Hasbro Studios produces a number of top-rated, award-winning multi-platform shows that are seen in more than 170 countries globally and here in the U.S. on The Hub, a television network for kids and their families that is a joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK).

In addition to television, Davis will now lead Hasbro’s Film Group in Los Angeles and the company’s Rhode Island-based studio responsible for producing the company’s commercials and short-form content. Bennett Schneir, SVP Motion Pictures, and Terry Scott, SVP of Cake Mix Studio in Rhode Island, will now report to Davis.

“We are bringing together several of our entertainment groups so that we can fully drive our content development capabilities across our global franchises,” Frascotti said. “Stephen is the perfect choice to lead this important new initiative. In just three years, he has made significant contributions to strengthening the company’s global brands by propelling Hasbro Studios into one of the world’s most successful producers of animation and live-action programming.”

Under Davis’ guidance, Hasbro Studios has produced approximately 750 half-hours of programming, with numerous global successes including Transformers Prime, Littlest Pet Shop and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

In his expanded role, Davis will drive the entertainment brand-driven storytelling for the company and oversee a strong multi-year feature slate including Transformers 4 with Paramount, Stretch Armstrong with Relativity Media and Candy Land with Sony.

“We are in the early stages of unlocking the full power of Hasbro brands globally and this new group will capitalize on our talent and creativity on both coasts,” Davis said. “We are now in a tremendous position to expand our content and storytelling more impactfully across all screens around the world.”

Davis has had a significant track record in TV and film production, story development and distribution. Previously he led ITV Studios America-predecessors Granada America and Carlton America; mobile and online digital media company InfoSpace; TV production-distribution company Hamdon Entertainment, a joint venture between Carlton and Studio Hamburg (NDR); and has overseen TV programming, motion picture, live entertainment, new media and entertainment-related M&A activities for entertainer and entrepreneur Merv Griffin’s company, The Griffin Group. He joined Hasbro from Family Entertainment Group, where he was CEO.

About Hasbro

Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company's world class brand portfolio. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its global customers with innovative, well-known and beloved brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. The Company's Hasbro Studios develops and produces television programming for markets around the world. The Hub TV Network is part of a multi-platform joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), in the U.S. Through the Company's deep commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world for future generations and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. It has been recognized for its efforts by being named one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" and is ranked as one of Corporate Responsibility Magazine's "100 Best Corporate Citizens." Learn more at www.hasbro.com.
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Arashistorm
Candyland...? o.o mother of god...
Autovolt 127
Oh boy...those films sound unappealing.
siccoyote
What's a snooker player know about toy marketing?
Composite Ghost
Good luck with that Candyland, guy.
Omnius
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What's a snooker player know about toy marketing?
It could be worse, it could be Dennis Taylor.
General Tekno
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Originally Posted by Arashistorm View Post
Candyland...? o.o mother of god...
Yep. Adam Sandler's doing it, IIRC.
ErbFan28
And what has this Stephen fella done to deserve this?

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Yep. Adam Sandler's doing it, IIRC.
...Guess I won't be watching it. Wasn't really planning to anyway
Thundershot
Candyland should have Katy Perry and Snoop Dogg in it like that one video of hers...
LegendAntihero
What's Candyland? Is that like chutes and ladders?
TylerMirage
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What's Candyland? Is that like chutes and ladders?
Jeez. Get a ... ...clue.

JacobPGalvatron
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Candyland
Oh fuck no.
mx-01 archon
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What's a snooker player know about toy marketing?
The guy who brought Diaclone to Hasbro's attention in the first place apparently invented the windowed card tables they use for TV Poker tournaments, so...
Gingerchris
Well, whoever he is, I assume they gave him the job for a good reason.
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What's a snooker player know about toy marketing?
Oh great - now I want to go find the video of 'Snooker Loopy' on YouTube.

'Snooker Loopy, nuts are we. Me and him and them and me...'
Megastar
Whats the worse that could happen.
Pcm979
I have two questions: One is "Who?"
The other is "Why should I care?"
Honestly, once you get to the level where your job is described with garbage phrases like "integration of content initiatives", you have nothing to do with the real world. I bet they could swap this guy out for a toy monkey with a rubber stamp and everything he's 'been in charge of' would've been identical.
Taziir
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Candyland should have Katy Perry and Snoop Dogg in it like that one video of hers...
You know, I could see a movie based on Katy Perry in candy themed bikini's doing rather well
RedAlert Rescue
Why does Shutes and Ladders sound so obscene to a British ear ?
Aernaroth
Well, at least he's got experience with the brand. Candyland can't possibly go worse than Battleship, can it?
Autobot Burnout
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Well, at least he's got experience with the brand. Candyland can't possibly go worse than Battleship, can it?
WHY oh WHY are you trying to invoke Murphy's Law?!
Captain
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Originally Posted by Megastar View Post
Whats the worse that could happen.
To me it sounds like there's a lot on his plate for a the new boss to take on for the first 5 yrs.
TigerBlade
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What's a snooker player know about toy marketing?
That's the first thing I thought

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The guy who brought Diaclone to Hasbro's attention in the first place apparently invented the windowed card tables they use for TV Poker tournaments, so...
He's joking around

Steve Davis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Blasterpill
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Candyland...? o.o mother of god...
Forget T4. I love Candyland next hungry hungry hippo
Aernaroth
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WHY oh WHY are you trying to invoke Murphy's Law?!
Worst Case Scenario, another car crash to watch.
Astroscream
Steve, I hope you read these boards.



If you do read these boards, I hope you disregard everything you read here.
Enigma2K2
Someone with more knowledge of this guy enlighten me... should I be frightened now?
Pcm979
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Someone with more knowledge of this guy enlighten me... should I be frightened now?
Depends. How do you feel about snooker?
Autovolt 127
The only way Candyland would ever have me watching is if it stars Tony Todd reprising his role as the Candyman and he brings carnage to that diabeetus filled utopia.
Pcm979
Guest starring The Fallen and Dreadwing?
moreprimeland
He's been with Hasbro for a while and I offer congrats for his promotion. Good for him.
pulidoa88
Well Mr Davis,
I hope you can take control of the new Transformers 4 toyline, since Dark Of The Moon was a disappointment. Hope you bring things back to a hit. And I'm still waiting for my DARK OF THE MOON LEADER CLASS MEGATRON!!!
deaculpa
They should just get Seth Green and be done with it.
Enigma2K2
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Depends. How do you feel about snooker?
Isthathewha...?

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