Darren Throop
Kerry Shaw
Canada
2020

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 December 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 hit 500 hours of content last year, with a line-up that includes “The Rookie” for ABC and “Cardinal” for CTV and Hulu, along with distribution for megahit “The Walking Dead.” Upcoming film projects include the canine adventure “Arthur the King,” starring Mark Wahlberg. Now eOne is looking to tap into Hasbro’s vast library of IP consisting of Transformers, Nerf and My Little Pony, among others. Throop, who was recently appointed to the Order of Canada, reports to Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner.

Career

  • Entertainment One
  • Urban Sound Exchange
  • CD Plus

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 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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