Hasbro Announces Leadership Team for New Entertainment Division

Hasbro Entertainment - Olivier Dumont, Marano Gabriel and Zev Foreman

Olivier Dumont will lead the robust Hasbro Entertainment division creating multi-platform content from priority brands, with Zev Foreman and Gabriel Marano heading film and television, respectively.

PAWTUCKET, Rhode Island ( August 16, 2023 ) -

Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), a leading toy and game company, announced today the newly appointed leadership team of Hasbro Entertainment, a division that will be dedicated to leveraging Hasbro’s most valuable brands to develop and produce premium content across platforms for audiences of all ages, following the close of Hasbro’s sale of eOne’s film & television business. The new division, which unifies Hasbro’s film, television, animation, and digital media expertise under one umbrella, reflects a significant step in the execution of Hasbro’s Blueprint 2.0 strategy, which is defined by increased investment in Hasbro’s priority brands. Olivier Dumont will serve as President of Hasbro Entertainment, with Zev Foreman and Gabriel Marano serving as Head of Film and Head of Television, respectively. Foreman and Marano were primarily focused on Hasbro IP projects while at eOne and will continue this work in their new expanded roles directly for Hasbro.

Tim Kilpin, President, Toy, Licensing and Entertainment, Hasbro, said, “Entertainment is core to Hasbro’s strategy and its mission to entertain and connect generations of fans through the wonder of storytelling and exhilaration of play. Audiences can count on Hasbro to keep creating compelling and fun entertainment that brings to life our wide array of iconic brands, including Peppa Pig, My Little Pony, and Transformers, reaching audiences through varied platforms in ways that resonate in today’s fast-paced world.”

Dumont said, “We are thrilled to embark on this new chapter, building upon our rich heritage of storytelling to continue delighting audiences across generations. Gabe, Zev, and I look forward to working with the industry’s best creative talent, studios, and distribution platforms to push the envelope with innovative storytelling that will let fans engage with their favorite brands like never before, while also building exciting new worlds and the next wave of Hasbro franchises for a growing audience.”

Hasbro Entertainment is actively developing and producing over 30 projects and is focused on priority brands including Dungeons & Dragons, Transformers, G.I. Joe, Nerf, Play-Doh, Magic: The Gathering, Peppa Pig, My Little Pony, and more — Hasbro Entertainment is actively developing, producing, and financing over 30 projects. Upcoming titles include “Transformers One,” directed by Academy Award winner Josh Cooley and starring Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, and Jon Hamm, a live-action “Dungeons & Dragons” series for Paramount+, and a broad slate of ongoing animated series, including “Peppa Pig,” “Transformers: EarthSpark,” “Kiya & the Kimoja Heroes,” and “My Little Pony: Tell Your Tale.”

Dumont is an established family entertainment executive who most recently served as President of Family Brands for eOne, overseeing content creation and distribution for an expansive combined portfolio of Hasbro and eOne’s family brands driving over $2 billion of annual retail sales. Previously, Dumont held a number of key roles in domestic and international children’s entertainment, including heading acquisitions and co-production for a major kids’ network, leading an animation studio, and managing a distribution business.

Foreman served as President of Film Production for eOne, overseeing projects including the critical and audience favorites “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” and “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts.” While at eOne, Foreman led all aspects of creative development and production. Foreman brings to Hasbro Entertainment an expertise accrued through his production work on numerous films, such as DC’s Blue Beetle, the Chris Pine and Thandie Newton-led “All the Old Knives,” the award-winning “blue Bayou,” and three-time Academy Award winner “Dallas Buyers Club.”

Marano was Co-Head of Scripted Development for eOne, overseeing development and strategy, primarily on Hasbro IP like Paramount+’s upcoming DUNGEONS & DRAGONS series from Rawson Marshall Thurber and Drew Crevello, and Netflix’s POWER RANGERS series, from Jonathan Entwistle and Jenny Klein. Previously, Marano served as Senior Vice President of Drama Programming & Development at FOX Entertainment, where he supervised the development and production of new and returning scripted series, including 9-1-1, 9-1-1: Lone Star, Marvel’s The Gifted, and Lucifer. Earlier in his career, Marano was with A&E Network and Fox Television Studios, developing and overseeing such titles as Bates Motel, Longmire, and “Burn Notice.”

About Hasbro
Hasbro is a leading toy and game company whose mission is to entertain and connect generations of fans through the wonder of storytelling and exhilaration of play. Hasbro delivers engaging brand experiences for global audiences through toys, consumer products, gaming and entertainment, with a portfolio of iconic brands including Magic: the Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons,?Hasbro Gaming, Nerf, Transformers, Play-Doh and Peppa Pig, as well as premier partner brands.

Hasbro is guided by our Purpose to create joy and community for all people around the world, one game, one toy, one story at a time. For more than a decade, Hasbro has been consistently recognized for its corporate citizenship, including being named one of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens by?3BL Media, one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by?Ethisphere Institute?and one of the 50 Most Community-Minded Companies in the?U.S.?by the Civic 50. For more information, visit?https://corporate.hasbro.com.