Darren Throop
Kerry Shaw
Canada
2018

Entertainment One

Darren
Throop

President / CEO

A career music exec, Throop joined Canadian distribution house ROW Entertainment — aka Records on Wheels — in 1999, expanded its reach and became CEO in July 2003, changing the name to Entertainment One. Under his guidance, eOne has seen serious growth, striking an output agreement with Summit Entertainment in 2007, acquiring Alliance Films in 2012 and entering into a joint venture studio partnership in 2015 with The Mark Gordon Company, producers of small-screen hits “Grey’s Anatomy” and blockbuster films such as “Saving Private Ryan.” In 2017, he struck a deal for globally owned IP with “The Revenant” producer Brad Weston. The company’s library now has over 40,000 movie titles, some 4,500 hours of television content and an estimated 45,000 music tracks.

Career

  • Entertainment One
  • Urban Sound Exchange
  • CD Plus

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
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TV and 'Peppa Pig' Boost eOne's Results, but Film Revenue Slumps

TV and 'Peppa Pig' Boost eOne's Results, but Film Revenue Slumps

Healthy increases in TV and family revenues and profit at independent studio eOne helped offset sharp reverses in its film business in the last financial year, which closed at the end of March, the company said Tuesday.“It has been a strong year for the group, as we combined our film and television operations into the film, television and digital division for FY19, completed the acquisition of the remaining stake in The Mark Gordon Co. and continued the reshaping of our...

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