The Drake Hotel, Toronto • 11-13 September 2023

Terry Kalagian
President, Worldwide Animation & Family
Terry Kalagian was promoted to President, Worldwide Animation & Family, based in Paris, in June of 2023. Prior to that, she served as EVP, Creative Content U.S., based in Los Angeles. Terry is a multifaceted entertainment executive with twenty years of experience across various disciplines in the entertainment industry including IP development strategy, creative and business development, content sourcing, acquisitions and co-productions. She has assisted both U.S. and international entertainment organizations to drive new business and develop, acquire, and produce properties across animation (kids & family as well as adult) and live action dramas. She is proud to have worked with such respected companies as Mattel, Marvel, Cartoon Network, Polygon Pictures, ADK (Asatsu-DK), Rainmaker Entertainment, and Blink Studios to name a few. At Gaumont, Terry has been instrumental in attracting, developing and producing such high profiles titles as the 2021 Peabody Award winning series Stillwater, an animated children’s series based on the Zen Shorts book series by Jon J. Muth for Apple TV+. The series also garnered a Daytime Emmy® for best editing. Additional projects include Do, Re & Mi, the animated musical series for preschoolers featuring 52 original songs and staring Kristen Bell (Frozen, The Good Place), Jackie Tohn (Glow) and Luke Youngbood (Harry Potter, Galavant) for Amazon Prime Video; for Netflix, Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles, the animated series based on the long-running Usagi Yojimbo comic books by Stan Sakai and High in The Clouds, the animated feature developed together with Paul McCartney In addition to Terry’s prestigious body of work, she is also a passionate supporter and participant of The Hollywood Reporter’s pioneering Women in Entertainment Mentorship Program, which, in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles, grants $1 million in scholarships to L.A. high school In 2021, she was one of 5 mentees to be featured in the broadcast special titled Lifetime and The Hollywood Reporter Present Women in Entertainment: the Next Generation, a Voices Magnified program celebrating female trendsetters, industry leaders and potential future female power players.

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