A longtime champion of children’s programming, Higgins is Executive Vice President of Children’s & Family Entertainment at FremantleMedia Enterprises. Higgins oversees the creative direction for FME’s kid’s business, as well as manages content, including acquisitions, development and sales of TV and digital programming. Current programming includes My Babysitter’s a Vampire with Fresh TV and Teletoon, Monsuno with Jakks Pacific and Dentsu for Nicktoons and Tree Fu Tom for Cbeebies.
Before FremantleMedia, Higgins served as Head of Creative at WILDBRAIN where he was overseer to the company’s television and feature film development and production, including developing and executive producing the Emmy nominated, The Ricky Gervais Show on HBO.
Before joining W!LDBRAIN, Higgins was Senior Vice President, Programming and Development for Cartoon Network’s kids businesses, where he managed Cartoon Network’s development, production, acquisition and programming departments and oversaw new original animated series, shorts, Cartoon Network features and specials. Among the many accomplishments during his tenure with the network, Higgins oversaw the development, production and launch of a number of hit series, including Chowder, Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends, My Gym Partner’s A Monkey, Ben 10 and Camp Lazlo.
Prior to Cartoon Network, Higgins was the Senior Vice President and Executive Producer for Classic Media, Inc. in New York City, where he executive produced the feature film, Underdog. Prior to his role at Classic Media, Inc., Higgins served as Senior Vice President of Creative Affairs for Sony Pictures Family Entertainment (SPFE), Vice President of Creative Affairs at Columbia TriStar Television Children’s Programming and acted as Director of Development at Nelvana Communications.
About FME Kids & Family Entertainment
FME Kids & Family Entertainment division was founded in 2009 and has quickly become a worldwide leader in the family entertainment business. With 15 titles in production in collaboration with top producers on four continents, FME Kids & Family Entertainment is already one of the most prolific independent producers and distributors of content in the sector today. Its growing portfolio of content spans across four key genres: preschool, kids comedy, action/adventure and tween/teen fare. FME Kids & Family Entertainment is bringing to networks around the world innovative and exciting shows for television and new media platforms in live-action, 2D animation, CGI, stop-motion, puppetry and real-time animation with programming targeting demographics ranging in scope from preschool through high school.