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Senior Vice President Global Dist...

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Local Address:  Stockley Park , London , United Kingdom
Hasbro , Inc.
1027 Newport Avenue
Pawtucket , Rhode Island 02861
United States

Company Description: Hasbro, Inc. (Hasbro) is engaged in providing children�s and family leisure time products and services with a portfolio of brands and entertainment properties,...   more

Employment History

  • Senior Vice President of International Distribution and Development
    Hasbro , Inc.
  • Prominent International Programming and Distribution Executive
    Hasbro , Inc.
  • Senior Vice President, General Manager, Original Series and International Development
    Turner Broadcasting System , Inc.
  • Head of Original Animation and Original Development
    Turner Broadcasting System , Inc.
  • Vice President Development, Programming and Acquisitions
    Turner Broadcasting System , Inc.
  • Senior Vice President , General Manager , Original Series and International Development
    Turner Entertainment Networks International
  • Vice President, Programming, Acquisitions and Development
    Cartoon Network
  • Senior Vice President of Original Animation and Acquisitions
    Cartoon Network
  • Head of Program Production
    Cartoon Network
  • Senior Vice President and General Manager
    Original Series
  • Sky Sports
  • Posts
  • Vice President of Development, Programming and Acquisitions
    Cartoon Network Europe
  • Veteran Vice President of Programming, Development and Acquisitions
    Cartoon Network Europe
  • Member, Programming, Acquisitions and Development
    Cartoon Network Europe
  • Senior Vice President
    TBS International Limited
  • Senior Vice President General Manager Original Series and International Development
    KidScreen Summit

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree , French and Drama
    University of Warwick
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"Primetime comedy is desirable for ..., 10 Nov 2014 [cached]
"Primetime comedy is desirable for broadcasters because they get a more balanced, gender-neutral audience with it," says Finn Arnesen, SVP of international distribution and development at Hasbro Studios. "But I still think there is a slot and a space for action-adventure."
Arnesen says he is seeing action fitting into early mornings-the before-school 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. slots-sprinkled sparingly through the day, and returning for Saturday and Sunday mornings. "It's almost like a return to those Saturday morning cartoons that were full of action-adventure, before the comedy comes in. If it's scheduled cleverly and carefully, then I still think there's a space for everything."
But action is a slightly different beast from what it was even a decade ago. When it came to developing the new Transformers series, for example, Arnesen says Hasbro listened to the audience and broadcasters, who suggested the brand had become a little too serious. The new series, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, will rely more on comedy, and one of the central characters is Russell, a 13-year-old boy who meets the Autobots and helps them figure out how to live and hide on Earth. In other words, it will be about relationships as much as it is about world-saving action.
"You need a compelling main character that kids are going to identify with," Arnesen contends.
Hasbro Studios Taps Prominent ..., 12 April 2010 [cached]
Hasbro Studios Taps Prominent International Programming and Distribution Executive Finn Arnesen to Lead Global Expansion Hasbro : Investor Relations : Press Release
Hasbro Studios Taps Prominent International Programming and Distribution Executive Finn Arnesen to Lead Global Expansion
LOS ANGELES, Apr 12, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Hasbro Studios has tapped prominent international programming and distribution executive Finn Arnesen, who comes to the studio from managing European operations at Cartoon Network, to lead its international expansion, Hasbro Studios President Stephen J. Davis announced today.
In his newly created role as senior VP of international distribution and development, Arnesen will be responsible for managing Hasbro Studios' global content sales, distribution, channel and program development activities outside of North America, extending across television, online and other emerging media.
"Finn is one of the most creative, innovative and well-regarded television executives I know, and I am excited to have him lead the Hasbro Studios television brand extension worldwide," Davis said.
Finn created pioneering new kids formats that fit perfectly with the programming model we are creating and will play a key role in our future success."
Arnesen served as senior vice president of original series and international development at TBS International, where his duties included leading multi-platform programming, production and development; joint venture strategic acquisitions; distribution; and deal-making partnerships.
During his 17-year tenure at TBS, Arnesen generated higher ratings and revenues while overseeing programming and development for the Turner-owned networks, the start up and management of Cartoon Network Studios London, and program management of Cartoon Network Europe as part of his broad portfolio.
At Cartoon Network Europe, Arnesen commissioned and executive produced its first wholly owned U.K.-produced series Skatoony, an unprecedented animated game show with real-life kid contestants. The show reflected his global efforts to expand the kids' genre and audience with new live-action formats produced through Turner alone and European co-production partners.
Prior to Turner, Arnesen held posts at ScreenSport, the European Sports Network and Sky Sports. He has a Bachelor of Arts honors degree in French and drama from the University of Warwick.
KidScreen Summit - The Ultimate Kids Industry Experience Of The Year, 18 Oct 2008 [cached]
Click here for More | Finn Arnesen | view profile KidScreen Summit - The Ultimate Kids Industry Experience Of The Year
Finn Arnesen
SVP GM Original Series & International Development, Turner Broadcasting System International
Finn Arnesen is Senior Vice President and General Manager for Original Series in Europe, Africa and the Middle East (EMEA) and Turner Broadcasting Systems (TBS) International Development.
Arnesen represents all of TBS International on the global Greenlight Committee for Cartoon Network Originals, and liaises with the Company's Asian and Latin American channel heads to ensure that it is developing the most impactful and popular new content for the future. In this pan-regional role, he is tasked with increasing original content in the region by developing more wholly owned and co-produced content. In addition, he plays a key role in the distribution of Turner's original content to third parties throughout EMEA.
Based in Turner's London office, another facet of Arnesen's role is responsibility for the Cartoon Network Development Studio Europe, which opened in Soho, London in Q1 2007 following substantial investment by the company. The studio is set up with a view to wholly owning and producing original series from Europe, as well as continuing to co-produce with European partners.
Arnesen reports directly to Jeff Kupsky, President of TBS Europe Limited, for EMEA and for his international development role, reports to Juan Carlos Urdaneta, President of TBS Latin America; Steve Marcopoto, President of TBS Asia and Jeff Kupsky.
Arnesen joined Turner Entertainment Networks International in 1993 and has been instrumental in developing the programming for the networks and beyond. He supervised all day to day programming, operations and development for Cartoon Network, including creative input into on-air promotions and themes as well as the development of scheduling strategy.
Committed to bringing cartoon fans original European animation, Arnesen has worked on hit European co-productions of The Cramp Twins with TV Loonland, based on books by British author Brian Wood, and Robotboy with Alphanim, which also airs on Cartoon Network USA, and all other Cartoon Network regions.
Additionally Arnesen commissioned and executive produced Cartoon Network's first wholly owned UK produced show Skatoony, which is also the first animated game show with real life kid contestants. There is a second series currently in production.
Prior to joining Turner, Arnesen worked for ScreenSport (the European Sports Network) from 1989-93 as well as a brief stint as Sky Sports. He has a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in French and Drama from the University of Warwick and is a proud Charlton Athletic Season Ticket holder.
AWN Headline News, 30 Mar 2006 [cached]
SKATOONY has already been picked up by our pan-European and Australian channels as it pokes fun at the game show genre recognized around the world," said Finn Arnesen, head of original animation and original development for Turner Broadcasting.
Foothill Entertainment - Press Release, 16 Mar 2005 [cached]
Finn Arnesen, svp of original animation & acquisitions in Europe for the Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Toonami, and Turner Entertainment Networks International, may have stated the obvious, but also laid out Cartoon Network's rationale for multiple international channels. "Every five years there's another five year old who comes fresh to our programs," he said.
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