Target Hires New Director of Licensing and Children’s Acquisitions

Posted May 16, 2011

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London:  Target Entertainment has appointed Lindsay Pearl as its new Director of Licensing and Children’s Acquisitions. She joins Target in June and will be representing the company at Licensing Expo in Las Vegas.

Pearl will be responsible for acquiring new kids content while also heading up Target’s licensing & merchandising division, which includes the management of the prestigious Sony Playstation portfolio.   Pearl will also be tasked with devising 360 degree rights exploitation strategies to drive the company’s brands across all platforms and media.

Pearl is a seasoned licensing executive with a wealth of experience having recently worked at Hasbro as Director of International Acquisitions and Licensing. Prior to this she was Territory Manager for Central Eastern Europe, Turkey and Greece at Cartoon Network, and Director of Business Development at HIT Entertainment for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Alison Rayson, Target Entertainment’s Chief Executive, says: “Lindsay has a formidable track record in the children’s content business.  Not only is she a strong sales negotiator but she also has a talent for acquisitions and brings with her a wealth of experience gained at such market leaders as HIT and Hasbro.  I am thrilled to welcome her to the Target team and look forward to working with her to grow Target’s dynamic consumer products business.”

Lindsay Pearl adds: “I’m so delighted to be joining Target at this exciting time of expansion and am keen to start looking for new properties as well as further exploit the potential of Target’s existing portfolio of high quality brands.” 
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For further information please contact:
Janet Balmforth at Blueprint PR
Tel: +44(0)20 8868 0511; +44(0)7748 185656
janet@blueprintpr.co.uk

Notes to Editors:

Target Entertainment is a leading international production and rights management business. It produces content and manages rights and brands.  Target Entertainment was formed by CEO Alison Rayson as an international TV distribution company in 1998. In 2004 it launched entertainment production, licensing, and home entertainment divisions. Since then it has expanded further by setting up a children’s and family production division. In 2007 Target acquired UK distribution company Minotaur International. In August 2010 Target was acquired by leading all-rights distributor, The Metrodome Group.

More about Metrodome Group PLC:
Metrodome Group PLC is an AIM-listed holding company which owns Metrodome Distribution and Target Entertainment.

Metrodome Group PLC is actively looking at further merger and acquisition deals, and has announced its intention to move into international film sales. Metrodome Group PLC plans to offer producers and rights owners a one-stop shop for international exploitation of their product, whilst continuing to expand its own production ambitions.

Metrodome Distribution is one of the leading independent film distributors in the UK, acquiring films and other product for exploitation in cinemas, on DVD & VOD, and via broadcast. Metrodome Distribution is also active in co-production, with its first two feature films slated for release in 2011, and has a first look deal with film production company Neon Park.

Target Entertainment is a leading international rights management business, representing producers and content owners across different genres and across all media and non-broadcast platforms.  Clients include Living TV Group, MTV, BBC, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and Chapman Entertainment.