Ken Faier joined DHX Content as Senior VP and General Manager, Kids & Family, when DHX Media acquired Nerd Corps Entertainment in 2014. As President of Nerd Corps for over 10 years, Faier was instrumental in building the company into a world-renowned studio with each of its original properties sold to over 150+ territories, and he continues to drive the global success of those properties and the rest of DHX’s kids content in his current position.
Faier executive produced all of Nerd Corps’ original properties, including the Emmy-winning action/comedy Slugterra, which is airing on Disney XD and free TV in over 170 countries with a full merchandising line on shelf. The most recent properties to join the slate were Endangered Species, a comedy in production for Teletoon with global rollout beginning 2014, and Kate & Mim-Mim, Nerd Corps’ first preschool series which launched summer 2014 on CBeebies in the UK and BBC Kids/Knowledge Network in Canada. He also executive produced the comedy series League of Super Evil, which aired in the US on Cartoon Network and more than 170 other territories, and Rated A for Awesome, which launched in 2011 on Disney XD worldwide. His first role as executive producer for Nerd Corps was for the studio’s first original series, the award-winning Storm Hawks, which saw unprecedented 52 episode orders from all broadcasters out of the gate and aired in over 150 countries with an extensive merchandise line on shelf in North America and Europe.
Prior to Nerd Corps, Faier was Vice President of Production and Distribution for the children’s division at Alliance Atlantis. During his five years with the company, Faier executive produced a number of children’s series including Henry’s World, Ace Lightning, Dragon Booster and Lunar Jim, a stop-motion animated preschool series. Prior to Alliance Atlantis, Faier worked at Brunico Communications for 11 years, where his career spanned publishing, events, Internet development, marketing and general management. As Executive Vice President and Publishing Director, he spearheaded the development and extension of Brunico’s core brands, including Kidscreen, the leading international business publication about the kids entertainment business.
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