You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

CTW ups Urist

Exec named group prexy

J. Baxter Urist will assume the title of group president, products and international television, at Children’s Television Workshop (CTW), reflecting some recent successes abroad with formats of “Sesame Street” and licensing bonanzas with Ernie and Elmo toys.

Urist, an eight-year veteran of CTW, will continue to supervise the company’s product licensing and international TV activities. He reports to Gary Knell, executive VP, operations.

For the last few years, Urist has overseen the launch of an Israeli-Palestinian co-production of “Sesame Street” and the opening of Sesame Street theme parks in Mexico and Brazil.

“Baxter has been a tremendous force in CTW’s global business expansion, bringing ‘Sesame Street’ to many emerging markets, including Russia, China, Latin America and the Middle East,” Knell said.

More Biz

  • Randall Stephenson

    AT&T Begins PR Battle Against Justice Department From CNN News Room

    J. Baxter Urist will assume the title of group president, products and international television, at Children’s Television Workshop (CTW), reflecting some recent successes abroad with formats of “Sesame Street” and licensing bonanzas with Ernie and Elmo toys. Urist, an eight-year veteran of CTW, will continue to supervise the company’s product licensing and international TV activities. […]

  • AT&T

    Writers Guild of America West Backs Blocking AT&T-Time Warner Merger

    J. Baxter Urist will assume the title of group president, products and international television, at Children’s Television Workshop (CTW), reflecting some recent successes abroad with formats of “Sesame Street” and licensing bonanzas with Ernie and Elmo toys. Urist, an eight-year veteran of CTW, will continue to supervise the company’s product licensing and international TV activities. […]

  • Time Warner

    Justice Department Sues to Block AT&T-Time Warner Merger

    J. Baxter Urist will assume the title of group president, products and international television, at Children’s Television Workshop (CTW), reflecting some recent successes abroad with formats of “Sesame Street” and licensing bonanzas with Ernie and Elmo toys. Urist, an eight-year veteran of CTW, will continue to supervise the company’s product licensing and international TV activities. […]

  • Get Out

    'Get Out,' 'Detroit,' Issa Rae, Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige Among Top NAACP Image Award Nominees

    J. Baxter Urist will assume the title of group president, products and international television, at Children’s Television Workshop (CTW), reflecting some recent successes abroad with formats of “Sesame Street” and licensing bonanzas with Ernie and Elmo toys. Urist, an eight-year veteran of CTW, will continue to supervise the company’s product licensing and international TV activities. […]

  • Al Franken Kathy Griffin

    Al Franken Cut From PBS' David Letterman Special

    J. Baxter Urist will assume the title of group president, products and international television, at Children’s Television Workshop (CTW), reflecting some recent successes abroad with formats of “Sesame Street” and licensing bonanzas with Ernie and Elmo toys. Urist, an eight-year veteran of CTW, will continue to supervise the company’s product licensing and international TV activities. […]

  • Russell Simmons, Bret RatnerVANITY FAIR OSCAR

    Brett Ratner and Russell Simmons Accused of Working Together to Carry Out Sexual Misconduct

    J. Baxter Urist will assume the title of group president, products and international television, at Children’s Television Workshop (CTW), reflecting some recent successes abroad with formats of “Sesame Street” and licensing bonanzas with Ernie and Elmo toys. Urist, an eight-year veteran of CTW, will continue to supervise the company’s product licensing and international TV activities. […]

  • get out Oscar Race

    'Get Out' Awards Category Dilemma: Film Defies Easy Labels, Cast Says

    J. Baxter Urist will assume the title of group president, products and international television, at Children’s Television Workshop (CTW), reflecting some recent successes abroad with formats of “Sesame Street” and licensing bonanzas with Ernie and Elmo toys. Urist, an eight-year veteran of CTW, will continue to supervise the company’s product licensing and international TV activities. […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content