Mark Bernthal, et al's Bio:
Mark Bernthal is author of nearly forty children’s books. He’s also an Emmy-nominated writer of over fifty screenplays for children’s television and home videos. Mark cowrote the play Christmas Special Delivery, performed by churches nationally. He teaches Sunday school to four-year-olds in Plano, Texas, where he resides.
Dennis DeShazer is a veteran entertainment producer and programming executive, specializing in the development and production of children’s media properties. As Co-Creator of the internationally acclaimed “Barney the Dinosaur,” DeShazer played a key role in Barney’s development from the time the character was created and introduced. In his role as Executive Producer, DeShazer oversaw all property-related programming activities, including the production of 128 episodes of the Emmy® Award-winning Barney & Friends — still one of the top-rated preschool series on television. In addition, DeShazer supervised numerous other productions, including more than 50 home video releases that have sold millions of units, best-selling audio albums, a radio series, stage shows, a U.S. network prime-time special (on NBC), and a major theme-park attraction (at Universal Studios Florida).
In 2003, DeShazer co-founded Exclaim Entertainment, Inc. Exclaim became part of Reel FX, Inc. in 2004. Dennis co-created Exclaim’s first programming property, BOZ — an animated educational faith-based series for preschoolers.
Jon Green is an accomplished entertainment executive with more than 25 years of broad-based finance and operations experience. For the past 13 years, Green has focused on children’s media ventures. His expertise includes sales and marketing, strategic planning, licensing, business development, and operations management. As Senior Vice President of Lyrick Studios, he oversaw all aspects of sales, marketing, licensing, finance, and legal/business affairs for Barney and other Lyrick properties. With Lyrick, Green structured and negotiated agreements with notable partners such as PBS, NBC, Warner Bros., Universal Studios, Geffen Pictures, EMI Music, and Hasbro, encompassing television, feature film, theme park, music recording, toy and various product-licensing deals. Most recently, Green co-founded Exclaim Entertainment, Inc. — a developer, producer, and distributor of children’s entertainment. Jon is also Co-Creator of the preschool programming video series BOZ.