People to Watch in International Business

People to Watch in International Business

ROB LAWES Kids'-TV King

The CEO of London-based HIT Entertainment, one of the world's leading children's-TV studios, is expanding his kingdom of toddler favorites. Home to such franchises as Bob the Builder and Barney, HIT has added another creature to its TV menagerie--an animated mouse called Angelina Ballerina. The British-born Lawes, 35, who joined HIT in its infancy in 1989, says his favorite TV character is Bob the Builder, the construction worker who generates 35% of the company's sales. Lawes and his wife are expecting their first child in the fall--at about the same time Barney gets a makeover (insiders say...

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