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Nickelodeon Names Ramsey Naito Head Of Animation, Chris Viscardi To Become Producer

New Nickelodeon president Brian Robbins has made a second key programming executive hire, bringing in Oscar-nominated producer Ramsey Naito as Evp of Animation Production and Development. Based in Nickelodeon’s Burbank studio, Naito will be in charge of the network’s animation content across all formats and platforms– digital, TV and film, reporting to Robbins.

Naito replaces Chris Viscardi, Svp of Animation and Development at Nick, who will move into a producer role for the network, overseeing the creation of feature-length animated content for both Nickelodeon and third-party digital and linear platforms.

The appointment of Naito follows Robbins’ recent hire of longtime close associate Shauna Phelan to the newly created position as Svp, Live-Action Scripted Content, for the Nickelodeon Group.

“Ramsey is a proven hit-maker and creative leader who has helped bring to life some incredibly imaginative characters for audiences of all ages,” said Robbins. “One of our goals is

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