Nickelodeon Names Hicks President, Content Development and Production


Nickelodeon Group has named Russell Hicks
president, content development and production, a new position within the

Hicks, who has served as the network's chief creative officer since 2008, will
oversee all live-action, animation development and production teams, including
the network's upcoming development slate. Based in Burbank and Santa Monica,
Calif., Hicks will lead a new development and production team for Nickelodeon's
multiple platforms.

"Russell has been one of the driving forces behind the Nickelodeon
brand," said Cyma Zarghami, Nickelodeon Group president, to whom Hicks
will report.  "As we continue our ambitious evolution of Nickelodeon,
Russell will ensure that our rich and diversified development slate, as well as
our new and established producing partners, will all serve our creative vision
for the network and deliver for our audiences. As the new development season
begins, this is the perfect moment for Russell to take the helm."

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