Speaker Profile – Darren Throop

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Darren Throop has a 20-year track record in building and managing entertainment companies. His career in the industry began in 1991 when he founded an independent chain of retail music stores.

Throop took the company public in 2003 and has since grown eOne’s global footprint through a series of growth initiatives and corporate acquisitions across all areas of entertainment.

Today, eOne controls some of the most popular brands in the world including preschool-phemon Peppa Pig, and the company’s network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; newly-launched MAKEREADY with Brad Weston; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media and Reliance Entertainment; leading film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television leaders Renegade 83; music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and digital agency Secret Location.

From the company’s headquarters in Canada, Throop directs a global cast of industry experts that share his vision of actively acquiring ownership of content rights for exploitation across all media platforms worldwide.