Sean Chu is a seasoned animation and transmedia producer, with two decades of experiences in creative development, production and licensing & merchandising in the international kids entertainment industry. Sean is VP of Ciwen Kids at Ciwen Media Group, a media company based in Beijing, China.
Under Sean’s leadership, Ciwen Kids is responsible for original content creation, production, distribution, brand management, and licensing &merchandising of kids intellectual properties. A brand-builder with impressive team credentials in brand management and licensing, Ciwen Kids represents the licensing business of top-notch international IPs in all key categories in China, and is ready to help new partners monetize China’s huge consumer market.
Understanding the power of choice, especially when it comes to kids, Sean and his colleagues are working towards launching the first-ever cross-platform kids entertainment service in China—BuddiesTV—with partners includingIQiyi and Tencent Video (online streaming), BesTV (IPTV), Xiaomi Media Box and Tmall Box (OTT). The service will also offer iOS/Android apps for thousands of millions of mobile and tablet users in China.
Sean’s previous roles have included stints as a Strategic Adviser to CCTV Animation, the production arm of CCTV Kids Channel; CEO of Studio CHOPS; Executive Producer at Crystal Film and Animation; and Sales Director at Toon Boom Animation. And he currently serves as a visiting professor for the School of Animation at Communication University of China.