As Executive Vice President of Spin Master Entertainment, Jennifer Dodge leads the company’s thriving Entertainment group in developing evergreen global entertainment properties and overseeing the current production slate, including the global preschool hit, PAW Patrol, while focusing on creative strategies that position Spin Master for additional growth and success within the entertainment business.
Previously, Jennifer Dodge held the position of Senior Vice President, Development for Nickelodeon Preschool. In this role, Dodge spearheaded development of all original content for Nickelodeon Preschool’s programming block and the Nick Jr. channel and also oversaw the development of in-house talent, in tandem with discovering and nurturing new artists and writers.
Prior to joining Nickelodeon, Dodge served as Vice President and Executive Producer for Spin Master Entertainment, the company’s film and television subsidiary. In this role from 2009 to 2105, she was responsible for all content and strategy related to the Entertainment Division of Spin Master Ltd., including the creation, acquisition, development, financing, production and distribution of television series, feature films and web content based on currently owned and newly created intellectual properties.
Dodge was the driving force in greenlighting more than 200 episodes of animation, including Spin Master’s foray into preschool with the hit PAW Patrol, which airs on Nickelodeon. Dodge is also the co-creator and executive producer of the preschool show Little Charmers, a co-production with Nelvana, for Treehouse in Canada and Nick Jr. worldwide. During her time at Spin Master, she also oversaw the launch of the Spin Master YouTube channel, Spindo and was Executive Producer on the boys’ action series Redakai and Tenkai Knights.
Before joining Spin Master the first time, Dodge served as VP Distribution and Sales Operations for Cookie Jar Entertainment (now part of DHX Media) and as Director, Production and Development for Decode Entertainment (DHX Media).
Dodge graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics and Psychology.
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