Children’s Publishing/Media Veteran Dan Lynch
Joins Brentwood Studios
Company looks to expand impact
in the kid’s faith-based market
Nashville, TN – Brentwood Studios is pleased to announce children’s publishing and media executive Dan Lynch has joined the company as Partner. With a 30+ year track record of success, Dan served for over 20 years in kids’ and teens’ publishing for the Tommy Nelson brand at HarperCollins (YP Marketing/Branding and Executive Producer), and most recently as the Publisher of B&H Kids at Lifeway. Dan began his career in Christian music where he served as VP of Marketing at Benson and Word Records. In the publishing space, a few of the kids’ brands Dan has managed and built include Max Lucado’s Hermie and Friends, Sheila Walsh’s Gigi, God’s Little Princess, Bibleman,Read and Share Bible Stories, Big Picture Interactive Bible, and Teen to Teen.
Bob Starnes, Partner at Brentwood Studios, commented, “We’re excited for Dan to join the Brentwood Studios team, especially with his proven track record in publishing, animation and marketing. His background now only helps to complement our existing strengths such as business strategy, distribution, partnerships, and licensing. The Brentwood Studios team has played a key role with many of the most successful faith-based kids’ brands from the last 20 years. It is from this place of experience and passion that we are strategically expanding our business with the desire to help grow the next generation of brands for today’s families.”
“I’ve known and worked with Bob and Brock for a number of years and am excited about what this opportunity with Brentwood Studios entails,” states Lynch. “It’s an interesting time in the history of children’s products in the faith-based space. There is a great need for a paradigm shift. New brands must be introduced and new methods of reaching the end consumer must be explored in order to reach as many kids as possible,” stated Lynch.
About Brentwood Studios:
Brentwood Studios has helped to develop, launch, and assist some of the leading educational and entertainment children’s brands. With years of experience and a certain comfort in the unconventional and new, Brentwood Studios’ strategy and work has benefited television shows, feature films, books, causes, events, toys, and music.
Brentwood Studios was founded by entertainment, licensing, and retail industry veterans Terry Pefanis and Bob Starnes, with Brock Starnes joining shortly thereafter. Based in Nashville, Brentwood Studios offers clients strategic thinking and planning toward the development and launch of their brand, as well as on the ground execution and management. Brentwood Studios’ love for children and families, combined with a depth of knowledge from 60+ years of shared industry experience, enables them to partner and provide end-to-end brand management, from strategic planning and product development, to licensing and marketing.