Dolphin Entertainment, Inc. (DLPN) Appoints Anthony Leo to Board
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Dolphin Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLPN) today announced that Academy Award™-nominated producer Anthony Leo has joined the Company's Board of Directors.
For the past twelve years, Mr. Leo has been producing scripted television and film content for children, families and young adults through Aircraft Pictures, a production company with offices in Toronto and Los Angeles that he co-founded with Andrew Rosen.
Mr. Leo's recent producing credits include the widely acclaimed 2017 animated feature film "The Breadwinner" with Executive Producer Angelina Jolie which was nominated for both an Academy Award™ and a Golden Globe™ for Best Animated Feature Film and was the winner for Best Independent Animated Feature Film from both the Los Angeles Film Critics and the Annie Awards; the upcoming live-action Hulu Originals series "Holly Hobbie"; three television movies for leading Canadian children's network YTV based on the "Bruno & Boots" book series by young adult fiction icon Gordon Korman; and twenty-six episodes of family sitcom "Raising Expectations," winner of the 2017 global Kidscreen Award for Best New Children's Series, created by Tom Saunders (Arrested Development) and starring Jason Priestley and Molly Ringwald.
"I've been very impressed by what Bill and his team have been building at Dolphin Entertainment," Mr. Leo commented. "I believe that Dolphin's recent acquisitions of leading companies in the entertainment marketing space, combined with Dolphin's existing production capabilities and distribution knowledge, creates a unique independent player in the entertainment industry. I'm excited to join the Board and look for ways I can help facilitate and accelerate the growth trajectory for Dolphin."
"Anthony is as well-respected a production executive as exists in the entertainment industry," said Bill O'Dowd, Dolphin's Chief Executive Officer. "We are very excited about the television and feature film development pipeline we have created at Dolphin as we look to re-enter production in 2019. We believe that Anthony's intimate knowledge of co-production treaties and production tax credits, especially in Canada, as well as his working relationships with leading children's broadcasters and family film distributors around the world will prove to be invaluable assets for us going forward."
Mr. Leo is a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre and Ryerson University. He was the Artistic Producer of Resurgence Theatre Company – a non-profit arts organization he co-founded - and has produced over twenty-five professional theatre productions. Anthony also held the position of Professor at Ryerson University where he taught Theatre Entrepreneurship. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
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