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Linda Kahn Media LLC
Linda Kahn is President of Linda Kahn Media LLC, a global consulting firm dedicated to forging strategic business and creative partnerships in all aspects of children’s media and entertainment for general audiences. Kahn offers a full range of consultation for co-production and financing, program acquisitions, worldwide TV and digital distribution, development, character-based licensing/consumer products, publishing and global brand building. Kahn is a frequent moderator and panelist at international media events including the Kidscreen Summit and MIP Jr.
Current clients feature Portfolio Entertainment, one of Canada’s leading independent kids and factual production and distribution companies, where she heads global program distribution for outstanding series ranging from ‘The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That’ to ‘Freaktown’ to ‘You Gotta Eat Here!’ Kahn is Bridge Multimedia’s director of programming, acting as liaison to all U.S. networks, identifying outstanding series for inclusion in Bridge’s five-year U.S. Department of Education video description grant. Over 900 hours have been described to date. Kahn will be an Executive Producer for an internationally-produced animated Christmas special based on Frank McCourt children’s book.
Key in launching two new networks, she developed the acquisitions strategy and licensed 300+ hours of kids’ content for ZeeQ, India’s first children’s edutainment network. And at Vibrant TV, a multiplatform US-based network, Kahn strategically licensed and sourced general entertainment programs from around the world.
Clients have included both start-up and established companies such as Australian Children’s TV Foundation, PlaySquare, BizKid$, Putumayo Kids, Imira Entertainment, The Green Divas, Veria, Magnet Media, ZDF Enterprises, Inchworm Media, Shelly Adventures/Jingle Bilingual, Majestic Dream Productions, Landseer Media.
Formerly Senior Vice President of International TV Sales & Merchandising for Scholastic Media, Kahn established Scholastic Media’s presence in the highly competitive global market, transforming significant intellectual properties into major cross-platform media franchises. She developed and directed all sales and strategic international opportunities in television, video, interactive, character licensing and promotions.
Kahn led Scholastic Media’s TV distribution, international consumer products and promotional activities including those for ‘WordGirl’, ‘Maya & Miguel’, ‘Clifford The Big Red Dog’, ‘I SPY’, ‘Horrible Histories’, ‘Stellaluna’, ‘The Magic School Bus’, ‘Animorphs’ and ‘Goosebumps’. Kahn also spearheaded the branding and distribution of the Scholastic Video Collection, creating a new consumer video line based on the award-winning Weston Woods library of classic best-selling children’s picture books.