Darren Throop
Kerry Shaw
Canada
2019

Entertainment One

Darren
Throop

President / CEO

Throop joined Canadian ROW Entertainment (formerly Records on Wheels) in 1999, becoming CEO in 2003 and broadening it with a name change to Entertainment One. The company has since seen major growth, acquiring Alliance Films in 2012 and more recently The Mark Gordon Company, which was responsible for hits ranging from “Grey’s Anatomy” to “Saving Private Ryan.” Now, in a surprise shift, kids kingpin Hasbro is buying eOne in a $4 billion all-cash deal — bringing “My Little Pony” and Nerf brands into the same house as “Peppa Pig” and “PJ Masks” while expanding film and TV operations. Throop sees a natural synergy in the merger, but time will tell if eOne will pull back on less family-friendly fare like its catalog of hip hop from Death Row Records.

Career

  • Entertainment One
  • Urban Sound Exchange
  • CD Plus

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • Dealmaker's Impact
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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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