Scholastic books Olshansky

Exec responsible for developing, producing TV projects

Scholastic Entertainment has tapped Ken Olshansky as senior VP of television programming, effective immediately.

He will be responsible for developing and producing the company’s TV projects, including international co-productions. Based in New York, Olshansky will report to Deborah Forte, prexy of Scholastic Entertainment.

“Ken’s experience with talent and his success with international co-productions will help extend Scholastic Entertainment’s programming impact and reach,” Forte said.

Olshansky had been senior VP of creative affairs at TV Loonland-Sunbow Entertainment, where he developed series such as “Generation O,” “The Cramp Twins” and “Donner” for nets including Kids WB and the Cartoon Network.

Before that, he was an exec in charge of production at Nickelodeon and a director of development at Comedy Central.

Scholastic’s kidvid credits include “Clifford the Big Red Dog,” “The Magic School Bus” and “Dear America.”

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