Ramsey Naito

Those new “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and “PAW Patrol” blockbuster franchise films? Fans have Naito to thank. Apart from shepherding those projects, she’s completely transformed the animation pipeline at Paramount and Nickelodeon. In fact, since her return to Nickelodeon in 2018, she’s expanded projects in the works from nine to more than 70 series and movies.

If I took a six-month sabbatical, I would spend it with my family and in my art studio, and I would think deeply about the world and find movies I was to make and see.”

Who is a good example of a powerful woman in entertainment, and why? Sherry Lansing is a great inspiration for woman in our industry because she is so brave, in every way; She is the first woman to have headed a major film studio (20th Century Fox) and later served as Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures. Sherry made a great impression on me personally and professionally and taught me that “life is about chapters and is about rewiring verses retiring”—which means to me stay inspired and impassioned in life.

What book on leadership do you recommend and why? Essentialism, written by Greg McKeown.

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