9 Story appoints former HIT Entertainment exec as VP of distribution

9 Story Media Group has welcomed Claudia Balzer Scott-Hansen to the newly created role of vice president of distribution.

In her new role, Scott-Hansen will be responsible for leading US and international distribution efforts as the firm continues to grow its global reach.

An accomplished media professional with 20 years of experience in transmedia platform distribution and global franchise development into key markets, Scott-Hansen will report to managing director Osborne.

Osborne will maintain oversight of distribution, consumer products and third party content acquisitions.

Scott-Hansen boasts extensive experience in the industry, having held the role of SVP/ group director of broadcast, Americas and EMEA at HIT entertainment, where she was responsible for all broadcast strategies and the distribution of HIT entertainment and Mattel properties.

She has worked with titles including Thomas & Friends, Angelina Ballerina, Bob the Builder, Barney, Barbie and Monster High throughout North and South America.

“Claudia’s experience with iconic children’s brands across international sales, marketing and licensing will be a tremendous asset to 9 Story,” said Osborne.

“Her expertise will be extremely valuable to the continued growth of our distribution division and the expansion of new M&L lines of business.”

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