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Mr. Albie Hecht

Wrong Albie Hecht?

Co-Founder and Chairman

Phone: (973) ***-****  HQ Phone
Shine Global Inc
225 Midland Avenue
Montclair, New Jersey 07042
United States

Company Description: Shine Global was founded in 2005 by husband and wife Albie Hecht and Susan MacLaury after they learned about the plight faced by children in the northern Ugandan...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Chairman of Directors
    Shine Global Inc
  • Chief Executive Officer
    Worldwide Biggies Studio
  • Chief Executive Officer
    WORLDWIDE BIGGIES INC
  • Founder and Chief Executive Officer
    WORLDWIDE BIGGIES INC
  • President
    WORLDWIDE BIGGIES INC
  • President
    SPIKE TV
  • President
    Nickelodeon
  • President of Film and Television Entertainment
    Nickelodeon
  • Senior Vice President of Worldwide Productions
    Nickelodeon
  • Executive Vice President
    HLN
  • General Manager
    HLN
  • Head
    HLN
  • President
    TNN
  • President
    Film and Television Entertainment
  • President
    Film and TV Entertainment
  • Nickelodeon's President
    Film and TV Entertainment

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree
    Columbia University
193 Total References
Web References
Staff | Shine Global
www.shineglobal.org, 25 April 2014 [cached]
Albie Hecht
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Albie Hecht Co-Founder
ALBIE HECHT is a Co-Founder of Shine Global. Albie is currently the head of the HLN Network. Prior to HLN he was the CEO of Worldwide Biggies, a digital studio creating transmedia content for film and TV. Before creating Biggies, Albie was President of Film and Television Entertainment at Nickelodeon, where he developed Spongebob Squarepants, Dora the Explorer and co-created and executive produced "The Kids Choice Awards. As creator and President of Spike TV, Albie brought the UFC franchise to the channel.
Albie Hecht, Co-Founder of ...
nalip.org, 19 July 2011 [cached]
Albie Hecht, Co-Founder of Shine Global and Chairman of the Shine Global Board of Directors, said, "Kids who work all day in fields, and have to move every six months to follow the harvest, don't focus on school.
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Albie Hecht and Susan MacLaury: executive producers for Shine Global, Inc.
Press : wwbiggies.com
wwbiggies.com, 24 July 2014 [cached]
Albie Hecht to Head HLN Albie Hecht has been named EVP and GM of HLN. HLN is the national television network that focuses on the "must-see, must-share" stories of the day. As HLN's new leader, Albie will oversee all aspects of HLN's programming, management, day-to-day operations, as well as HLNtv.com. feature photo
Albie Hecht Inducted Into the CableFAX Hall of Fame
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Albie Hecht to Head HLN
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Albie Hecht Inducted Into the CableFAX Hall of Fame
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Albie Hecht to Head HLN
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Albie Hecht has been named EVP and GM of HLN. HLN is the national television network that focuses on the "must-see, must-share" stories of the day. As HLN's new leader, Albie will oversee all aspects of HLN's programming, management, day-to-day operations, as well as HLNtv.com.
Albie Hecht Inducted Into the CableFAX Hall of Fame
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Albie Hecht, founder of Spike TV and former president of Nickelodeon, is dipping his toes in the videogame waters.
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Kids entertainment veteran Albie Hecht is looking to finally launch his new original animated character [...]
Worldwide Biggies: A New Family-Friendly Digital Entertainment Destination - Hearst Link : wwbiggies.com
wwbiggies.com, 31 Mar 2008 [cached]
Worldwide Biggies CEO, Albie Hecht is one of the top 50 Hollywood Internet Innovators and Worldwide Biggies is one of the industry's top Broadband Studios [...]
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But Albie Hecht dismisses this notion. After being president of Nickelodeon for over a decade, Hecht changed direction in September 2005 to launch a family-friendly digital entertainment experience with an imaginative angle.
As founder of Worldwide Biggies, Hecht oversees the development of Web properties that translate across media, including TV, film, DVDs and mobile devices. As he describes it, "We create online properties with multimedia-platform DNA.
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"We are honored to bring one of the most romantic adventure movies to life for the first time as an interactive gaming experience," said Hecht. "We are confident that the innovative, first-rate digital content will excite hard-core followers, as well as develop a whole new generation of fans with a unique opportunity to actually play the movie."
WWB also carries Webisodes of the Nickelodeon hit reality series, "The Naked Brothers Band. The program follows the lives of brothers who are in a kids' rock band. "We were attracted to the Naked Brothers Band because we believe it could be a multiplatform hit," said Hecht, who is the show's executive producer. "And it is. It's a top-rated show on Nickelodeon, the CD is going Gold, and they're the number-one message board on Nick.com!"
Given the considerable competition existing in the multimedia entertainment sphere, WWB is making its mark through collaborations with marketing partners. "Not only do we handcraft our properties, we carefully handpick our marketing partners too," said Hecht. An example is the company's collaboration with TMZ TV to promote Star vs. Star, and the marketing of their properties through social networking sites, online marketing, publicity and advertising.
With such a varied list of skills and accomplishments, would Hecht describe himself as an innovator, an entrepreneur, a businessman or a producer? "All of the above," he laughed. "I guess you could say I'm a mix between Jim Carrey and Doc Brown from 'Back to the Future.' I'm a creative leader of people and ideas."
Hecht attributes his ability to generate ideas to the fact that he's still a kid at heart. "I believe in the philosophy that 'We don't stop playing because we grow old-we grow old because we stop playing.'"
Hecht does not reserve his childlike creativity solely for the benefit of WWB.
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"It's a way to give back," said Hecht. The couple is also delighted that their recent production, "War/Dance," which tells the story of child soldiers in Uganda, was recently nominated for an Oscar.
With offices in New York and Los Angeles, WWB is poised, according to Hecht, "to be known as a highly unique innovator with the capacity to bring work to life through all the various forms of media-to be the source from which kids are getting their sense of discovery and surprise and to create stories where families can become invested in the characters and enjoy playing together."
Gaming News - 2010 - WORLDWIDE BIGGIES UNVEILS CRIME-FIGHTING ANIMATED CHARACTER WITH NEW IPHONE GAME APP BIGBY: L.A.P.D.
www.kidsturncentral.com, 29 Oct 2010 [cached]
This month, Worldwide Biggies Inc., the digital entertainment studio helmed by family entertainment hit-maker Albie Hecht, is introducing its latest animated character sensation Bigby, a 9-year-old genius who believes that 96% of all bad things in the world are caused by pirates and dragons and it's his job to stop them. Bigby will make his debut as part of a new mobile game application, Bigby: L.A.P.D. which will be available for download on both iPhone and iTouch on October 28th for 99 cents. Additionally, a flash version of the game will be simultaneously launching on Addicting Games, the largest online games site in the U.S.
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Hecht, who was recently named one of Hollywood Reporter's Top 50 Digital Power Innovators, has consistently been at the forefront of emerging platforms. During his tenure at Nickelodeon, Hecht was the architect behind some of the most successful children's franchises of all-time including SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, Blue's Clues and Jimmy Neutron. Worldwide Biggies plans to give Bigby the same star treatment with a full transmedia strategy to rollout following on the heels of the iPhone game including an animated television, film and interactive web series.
"We see Bigby as an innovative new character franchise with crossover appeal," said Albie Hecht, CEO and Founder of Worldwide Biggies Inc. "Kids, tweens, and young adults are consuming content and interacting with characters in a whole new way and we felt the best approach to initially engage this audience is through a platform like the iPhone which has become an intrinsic part of their daily lives."
Bigby: L.A.P.D. also features a bonus animated video created by Worldwide Biggies which chronicles Bigby's latest hilarious adventure as he tries to save international pop superstar Shakira from the clutches of a fire-breathing dragon!
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Helmed by longtime children's entertainment veteran Albie Hecht, Worldwide Biggies is a digital entertainment studio producing and creating interactive IP for the digital family and designed for additional distribution across all platforms including film, TV and licensing. Worldwide Biggies launched its first multi-platform hit on Nickelodeon and Nick.com with The Naked Brothers Band. Hecht also created and produced the Video Game Awards an annual fixture on Spike TV.
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