Mark Gordon exits as eOne president and CCO, signs producer deal

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by Mark Johnson

Award-winning producer Mark Gordon has stepped down as President and Chief Content Officer of Peppa Pig maker Entertainment One.

Gordon, whose company, The Mark Gordon Company, was fully acquired by eOne in 2018, side steps into a producer role with the firm.

Entertainment One said today, that Gordon will continue to develop and produce content for the group, through a multi-year producing deal to create premium content for eOne, across all platforms.

Steve Bertram, eOne's President of Film & Television, will assume full leadership and oversight of the day-to-day management of the Film & Television business working closely with Peter Micelli, Chief Strategy Officer, Film & Television and Nick Meyer, President, Film.

The future premium content from Gordon will complement eOne's already broad global production and development slate and further augment the group's robust network of producer relationships and owned content, the firm said. 

Alongside the future content, heritage series from The Mark Gordon Company remain with eOne, with Gordon executive producing. 

"In today's rapidly expanding market, content has become the greatest differentiator and Mark Gordon is one of the best content producers in the business”, said Darren Throop, Chief Executive Officer. 

“Our shift towards content production has continued to bear fruit and position eOne for ongoing success across film and television. 

“We believe our position in the market will be even stronger with Mark solely focused on creating content for eOne and look forward to working together for years to come."

Commenting on the move, Gordon added: "I'm proud of what we have built together over the past four years and I look forward to continuing my incredibly successful relationship with eOne. 

“The continuing support from Darren to invest in high-quality content will allow us to build on the strong foundation we have laid in a market where the global appetite for premium content is voracious."

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