Former CBC exec Kim Wilson heads to Titan1Studios

Christina Rotsaert also joins the Zomben comic book publisher as it expands into TV and digital content production.

Kim WilsonToronto-based content incubator Titan1Studio has added two longtime media execs as it looks to expand into live-action and animated production.

Former CBC Kids’ creative head Kim Wilson (pictured) joins as head of scripted entertainment, while former Guru Studio and Cookie Jar Entertainment producer Christina Rotsaert joins as executive producer.

Wilson was creative head of children and youth content at CBC from 2001 to 2015. During her tenure at CBC she oversaw all programming decision for Kids’ CBC and commissioned such programs as Sinking Ship’s Chirp, Shaftesbury’s The Moblees and Breakthrough/Little Tugboat/Little Airplane’s The Adventures of Napkin Man. She’s also served as a children’s television production instructor at Toronto’s Ryerson University since 2011 and this year launched the Children’s Media Lab at the university.

Rotstaert’s career in animation spans 25 years, having served as head of production at Cookie Jar Entertainment from 2010 to 2013. After DHX Media acquired the company, she served as a supervising producer for DHX Media, before moving to Guru Studio from 2014 until earlier this year. She’s worked on more than 200 episodes of animated television including Paw Patrol, Backyardigans and Magic School Bus, among others.

“These hires support the transition of our incubated content IP from graphic novels into larger media, including TV, film, digital, VR and location-based entertainment,” Rathan Moorthy, executive producer and publisher at Titan1Studios told Playback Daily. Titan1Studio’s holds the IP for multiple graphic novels, including Knight Guardians of Relativity, New Humanz, Weathered Spirit and Zomben. 

Wilson will be charged with helping develop cross-platform kids content that complements Titan1Studios’ existing slate, while Rotsaert will support the studio’s development of Zomben and other properties. Both Wilson and Rotsaert will report to Moorthy.