Toon2Tango, the new kids and family entertainment venture founded by television and movie industry veteran Hans Ulrich (Ulli) Stoef, has appointed Jo Daris as Chief Creative Officer.
In his new role, the experienced and respected industry figure will source and develop new content for the German company, working alongside Ulli, with whom he co-founded the company in July.
“I am delighted to be working with this notable new force in children’s and family entertainment led by an experienced and highly regarded industry figure,” Jo says. “This is an exciting time for children’s entertainment – and a great time to be working with a forward-thinking and dynamic company with the skills and desire to make a big impact in this sector.”
Before coming to Toon2Tango, Jo was Chief Content Officer at Studio 100, one of the largest independent providers of family and children content and entertainment, after it acquired m4e, where Jo had been head of operations since 2014. He brings a wide-ranging background in family entertainment the post, with experience in business development, international expansion, merchandising and licensing strategies and implementation, IP development, series financing and production.
Ulli Stoef says: “The growth and development plans of Toon2Tango have made it essential that we boost our team with a skilled, respected and experienced figure who shares our commitment to high-quality, original kids and family entertainment. Jo Daris brings an impressive background to this new post and, more importantly, strong commitment to our aim of establishing Toon2Tango as a major force in children’s entertainment.”
This appointment comes at a time of impressive growth for Toon2Tango, which, soon after launch, announced a major strategic cooperation agreement with Mondo TV Group, one of the largest European producers and distributors of animated content.