Based in Tokyo Japan, Silas is responsible for the creative direction of Turner’s pioneering original content development initiatives in Asia Pacific. These include pinpointing and green-lighting the production of high-quality original shorts from script to screen for all of the region’s kids’ brands: Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Toonami and POGO.
He works closely with the regional and global acquisitions team and plays a pivotal role in ensuring what goes on air reflects Turner’s brands and their promise to kids – to deliver fun, engaging and relevant content. This is also in keeping with his vision that kids everywhere can grow up watching a combination of locally-produced premium content and great shows from around the world.
Silas grew up in Australia on a heavy diet of classic American, Hanna-Barbera ‘toons, which sparked the beginning of his long and diverse relationship with the medium. Prior to joining Turner, Silas worked with a long list of media firms such as Virgin, MTV, Nickelodeon, Disney, to name a few.