Nancy Cushing-Jones is a partner at Broadthink and provides new business development and marketing strategies, merchandising and licensing plans, and development and translation of content from one medium to another for a wide range of clients, including Mattel, Paramount Consumer Products Group, Participant Media, Penguin Random House, Scholastic Books, the author Dean Koontz and the actor John Lithgow.
Nancy, the first woman appointed division President at Universal Studios, ran the Studio’s film and television-inspired book publishing programs. She was also Executive Vice President of Universal’s Consumer Products Group where she launched and ran for 22 years Universal’s third–party videogame licensing business. She developed and sold hundreds of book and videogame programs inspired by every major Universal, Amblin and Imagine film and television series produced during her tenure. She worked directly with major directors and producers including Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, Michael Mann and Tom Hanks to develop brand appropriate programs for their projects.