Brain Power adds two new exec roles to boost content output

Stan Hum and Nancy Yeaman have been promoted to EVP, business development and distribution and EVP, kids and original content, respectively.

stan-hum-01Brain Power Studio has promoted Stan Hum (pictured, right) and Nancy Yeaman (pictured, left) to newly created exec roles to help grow its content slate.

The Ontario-based prodco and distributor has upped Hum to EVP, business development and distribution, while Yeaman has been promoted to EVP, kids and original content. Both roles report to founder and CEO Beth Stevenson.

The promotions are meant to help drive content development for Brain Power’s prime time and kids slates.

“These new roles allow them further focus and autonomy, and will lead the team to strengthen our slate and distribution expansion into our next phase of growth,” said Stevenson in a statement.

nancy-yeaman-01Hum has served as a sales and business development consultant for Brain Power since 2016, and previously worked in sales at eOne and Phase 4 Films. Yeaman has worked at Brain Power as a development and production consultant, and previously held senior roles at Portfolio Entertainment and WildBrain (formerly DHX Media).

Brain Power was able to boost its content and distribution slate in early 2019 in a deal with book publisher Harlequin. Under the agreement, Harlequin raised its equity stake in films produced by Brain Power and increased the studio’s access to its content library, while also ensuring Brain Power will handle distribution of all produced titles.

Projects produced by Brain Power from Harlequin include After the Storm and Christmas with a Prince, while other Brain Power titles include kids series The Ponysitters Club and preschool series Quiggle.