Hasbro Studios taps Finn Arnesen to lead global expansion


MUMBAI: Hasbro Studios has tapped Finn Arnesen, who comes to the studio from managing European operations at Cartoon Network, to lead its international expansion.


In his newly created role as senior VP of international distribution and development, Arnesen will be responsible for managing Hasbro Studios’ global content sales, distribution, channel and program development activities outside of North America, extending across television, online and other emerging media.


Hasbro Studios president Stephen J. Davis said, "Finn is one of the most creative, innovative and well-regarded television executives I know, and I am excited to have him lead the Hasbro Studios television brand extension worldwide. He has a superb track record of success internationally, having earned a reputation as a first-rate manager with excellent programming instincts, channel and brand-building skills. Finn created pioneering new kids formats that fit perfectly with the programming model we are creating and will play a key role in our future success."


At Cartoon Network Europe, Arnesen commissioned and executive produced its first wholly owned U.K.-produced series Skatoony, an unprecedented animated game show with real-life kid contestants. Prior to Turner, Arnesen held posts at ScreenSport, the European Sports Network and Sky Sports. He has a Bachelor of Arts honors degree in French and drama from the University of Warwick.