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Angela C. Santomero Exits as Chief Creative Officer of 9 Story Media Group

By March 28, 2023News

Toronto, Canada — March 28, 2023 — 9 Story Media Group announced today that Angela C. Santomero is exiting as Chief Creative Officer after 5 years with the company. As the Creator and Executive Producer of the Emmy award-winning preschool series Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Blue’s Clues & You!, she will continue to work with 9 Story and its animation studio Brown Bag Films, and has been retained in an ongoing consulting capacity. Santomero joined 9 Story in 2018, following the company’s acquisition of Out of the Blue Enterprises, the children’s media company she co-founded in 2005.

“I am grateful to 9 Story Media Group for acquiring Out of the Blue and for the opportunity to create and develop IP with kids at the center,” said Santomero. “I cannot wait for the newest series that I created to premiere next year!”

“Angela has gone back to her first love, which is creating shows for kids,” said Vince Commisso, President & CEO of 9 Story. “Along with her team, Angela has been instrumental in finding the voice for many of our properties such as Rosie’s Rules, Karma’s World, and Get Rolling with Otis, not to mention the wonderful shows she created. She’s been an invaluable leader, creator, and contributor to 9 Story and her vision and passion have dramatically improved the creative quotient of the business.”

Wendy Harris will lead the Creative Affairs group across all locations moving forward as SVP/Head of Creative Affairs and report to Commisso. Harris is a seasoned executive behind many franchise series, including Blue’s Clues and has served as Co-Creator and Executive Producer on several series. The VPs of Development in New York, Toronto, and Dublin will continue to report to Harris, as will the senior management team across production, research, and interactive in New York.

“Wendy has been a tremendous leader within our Creative Affairs team for the past 5 years and we are excited for her to take on this expanded role,” said Commisso. “She is a highly accomplished producer and creative executive, and I am confident she will continue to strategically grow our IP with her signature style of collaboration, creativity, and vision.”


9 Story Media Group is a leading creator, producer, and distributor of kids and family-focused intellectual property. Its award-winning animation studio, Brown Bag Films, is recognized around the world for best-in-class brands such as Doc McStuffins, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Octonauts, Wild Kratts, and Blue’s Clues & You. The company’s international distribution arm, 9 Story Distribution International based in Dublin, represents 4,400 half-hours of animated and live-action programming, seen on some of the most respected international channels and platforms. Its in-house consumer products division, 9 Story Brands, builds international entertainment brands for kids, with expertise across creative, brand marketing, and licensing. 9 Story’s Creative Affairs Group creates, develops and produces award-winning branded properties using groundbreaking formative research. With facilities in Toronto, Dublin, New York and Bali, 9 Story Media Group employs over 1000 creative and corporate staff.