Davis, Stephen Profile
Stephen J. Davis is Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer for Hasbro, Inc. He is responsible for aligning Hasbro’s storytelling with the transformative work of its teams to bring play to life around the world, including producing content and developing consumer products strategies that activate Hasbro's brands across multiple platforms. Mr. Davis oversees Allspark Pictures, the live-action division; Allspark Animation, which develops animated content; Allspark Distribution for content distribution; Boulder Media, Hasbro’s wholly-owned, Dublin-based animation studio; and Cake Mix Studios, the in-house commercial production arm. He is also involved in managing Hasbro’s interest in the Discovery Family Network. In 2016, Hasbro was ranked No. 3 on Fast Company’s list of “Most Innovative Companies in Hollywood.” In January 2017, Mr. Davis was ranked among Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business.” Under Mr. Davis’ guidance, Hasbro's TV and film capabilities have expanded dramatically. Content featuring Hasbro brands can be seen in over 190 territories around the world and have been nominated for numerous awards, including nine Daytime Emmys. Under its Allspark Pictures film label, Hasbro has produced BUMBLEBEE (PARAMOUNT, premieres December 2018), TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT (PARAMOUNT); OUIJA 1 & 2 (UNIVERSAL); and JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS (UNIVERSAL) among others, in partnership with the major Hollywood studios. In 2017, Hasbro premiered its first animated feature film, MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE (LIONSGATE). Prior to joining Hasbro, he was CEO of Family Entertainment Group LLC, which, under his direction, was engaged in the development, production, revitalization and distribution of family-oriented entertainment content. He joined the company from his post as President of Mobile and Online Media at the NASDAQ-listed digital media company, InfoSpace. Before that, Mr. Davis served as President of Granada America, a unit of one of Europe's leading producers and broadcasters of quality television programming. During his tenure at Granada America, the company developed and produced award-winning and highly-rated reality, drama, kids and factual programming, and became at the time, the largest foreign-owned supplier of programming to the U.S. networks. Mr. Davis took on his role at Granada America after serving as CEO and President of his two previous companies; Hamdon Entertainment and Carlton America respectively. Mr. Davis is a member of the Board of Directors of Discovery Family Network; the Hollywood Radio and Television Society (HRTS); the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences; and Stuart House, an affiliate of the Rape Treatment Center at UCLA Medical Center. He is also a member of the Los Angeles Board of Governors of the Paley Center for Media. Mr. Davis is a Trustee of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles and of Wilshire Boulevard Temple.
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