Darren Throop
Kerry Shaw
Canada
2021

Entertainment One

Darren
Throop

President / CEO

Under Throop’s leadership, eOne grew in 20 years from a modest Canadian record distributor to a global entertainment studio, selling in 2019 to kids kingpin Hasbro for an eye-watering $3.8 billion. With growth fueled by multiple acquisitions and the lucrative phenomenon that is “Peppa Pig,” eOne’s current TV lineup includes over 50 series and long-form programs such as “The Rookie” for ABC, “Cruel Summer” for Freeform and upcoming survival drama “Yellowjackets” for Showtime. On the film side, eOne’s releases this year include “Come Away” for Apple TV+ and “Happiest Season” for Hulu. Now it is also tapping into Hasbro’s vast library of IP. Coming up is a starry film adaptation of “Dungeons & Dragons” and the next installment of “Transformers.” Throop was recently appointed chairman of Imax’s board of directors.

Career

  • Entertainment One
  • Urban Sound Exchange
  • CD Plus

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • Dealmaker's Impact
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Entertainment One CEO Darren Throop to Exit Company

Entertainment One CEO Darren Throop to Exit Company

Entertainment One (eOne) president and CEO Darren Throop will be exiting the company when his contract expires at the end of 2022.“Darren built a team with deep passion, creativity and talent and, on behalf of all of us at Hasbro, I thank him for his steadfast leadership,” said Chris Cocks, Hasbro’s CEO. “Entertainment continues to be a cornerstone of our strategy. With over 200 projects in development across Film, Scripted and Unscripted Television, the eOne team is working on over...

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