Evan Baily is a writer, producer, and director focused on developing unforgettable characters, building unique worlds, and telling funny, awesome stories for kids and families. His work is informed by a longstanding interest in video games and storytelling across multiple platforms. He is currently executive producer and showrunner of Sonic Boom, the first CG series based on his favorite (and the world’s most iconic) hedgehog.
As a creative producer and production executive, Evan has nurtured breakthrough creator-driven series (LazyTown and Invader Zim) and reinvented iconic properties through new productions (Casper’s Scare School, Turok: Son of Stone, and George of the Jungle). As EVP and head of production and development at Classic Media (now part of DreamWorks Animation), he played a key role in increasing the company’s valuation from $150 million to $300 million in 3.5 years. In addition to producing content in both live action and animation, his company, Consolidated Baily, works with media companies to define, develop strategies for, and launch new entertainment brands, properties, and platforms. Highlights include working with Nintendo of America on the programming strategy, on-air identity, and acquisition and production of original content for its 3D video channel, Nintendo Video, and writing definitional brand bibles for Nickelodeon and the Nicktoons network.
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