Lewald creative for DIC

Exec to o'see new projects development, story editors and writers

HOLLYWOOD — DIC Entertainment has tapped writer-producer Eric Lewald as senior veepee of creative affairs.

Lewald, who steps in for Robby London, who is now in semi-retirement, will report to DIC prexy and CEO Andy Heyward.

“Eric is a very creative talent who has been involved in the creation of a number of very successful series. His insights and input will be very valuable as we continue to explore new properties to produce,” Heyward said.

Lewald also will work closely with the children’s entertainment company’s chief creative officer, Mike Maliani, overseeing all aspects of the company’s creative affairs, including the development of new projects, the supervision of all story editors and writers, acting as liaison between the company and broadcasters and rights-holders, and maintaining a creative overview of DIC-produced property.

Prior to DIC, Lewald worked as a writer, story editor and supervising producer for Disney Television Animation, Hanna-Barbera and TMS Entertainment, among others. His projects include, Fox’s “X-Men,” “The Tick” and “The Avengers.”

DIC’s newest kiddie shows such as “Kate & Ashley in Action” and “Liberty’s Kids,” are in distribution globally.

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