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Scott Brothers Global taps Amory Millard to head global kids division

Millard is also co-executive producer of 3D animated series, “Builder Brothers Dream Factory”

Global (SBG), parent company to Scott Brothers Entertainment (SBE), has appointed Amory Millard to run the company’s new Kids division.  

As vice president, Kids, Millard will develop content for the Scott Brothers’ youngest fans across multiple platforms and categories.

Amory is an executive producer for “Builder Brothers Dream Factory” – an animated TV series for preschoolers, co-produced by SBE and Sinking Ship Entertainment (“Odd Squad,” “Dino Dana”). The 40 x 11-minute series is SBE’s first kids’ TV project and Sinking Ship’s first fully 3D-animated production. It stars eight-year-old versions of Drew and Jonathan Scott as they solve problems around their neighborhood.

Carla de Jong, head, production, Sinking Ship, will co-produce the series, which is set to premiere in Canada next year on Corus Entertainment’s Treehouse channel and streaming platform, STACKTV.

Nelvana will distribute the series globally and announcements regarding global broadcasters and streamers will follow.

As previously announced, Sinking Ship and SBE also secured Nelvana to serve as global merchandise agent.

Millard’s previous experience includes executive leadership roles with several global media companies, where she built consumer product franchises for Peanuts, The Beatles, WWF, The World of Eric Carle and many others. Millard led creative teams to produce multiple award-winning kids’ digital apps and produced an Oscar-nominated live-action short film.

In addition to overseeing all aspects of the Builder Brothers brand franchise and building the kids’ portfolio, Millard also oversees the hit Property Brothers Home Design mobile game, and is actively seeking new opportunities for brand and content development in the kids’, tweens’ and teen categories.