About Us: Principals
Gerry Renert serves as the company’s Creative Director and is the co-creator of the three time EMMY-nominated, ToddWorld TV Series, now into its second season of new episodes. He works closely with each property owner and is responsible for writing and creating all appropriate pitch materials.
Mr. Renert also develops the market positions for all SupperTime properties and their “on-paper” executions such as umbrella theme lines, logo tag lines. He has created broadcast stunts for NOGGIN/NICKELODEON, on-line advertising campaigns for DISCOVERY KIDS and written/produced/directed video promos for HIT ENTERTAINMENT.
Prior to SupperTime, Mr. Renert served as Vice President/Creative Director of AC&R Advertising, Los Angeles, a division of Saatchi & Saatchi/Worldwide, and has been responsible for the brand building of various lifestyle, package goods and entertainment accounts including Hilton Hotels, Bell Helmets, ABC Network, Carls Jr, Tomy Toys and more.
Before developing children’s properties, he wrote episodes for prime time TV comedies and screenplays for Warner Bros., Penny Marshall Productions and 20th Century Fox. Mr. Renert is a longstanding member of the Writers Guild of America and a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He has been nominated for four EMMY awards, received two HUMANITAS awards and numerous advertising honors, including three CLIO award nominations.
Mr. Renert is also an award-winning Children’s Book Author, winner of a “Mom’s Choice” Picture Book Gold Award with his title NATHAN SAVES SUMMER. The second title in the NATHAN series, NATHAN AND THE REALLY BIG BULLY, publishes in 2012. His first digital book, BRAVE ROONEY, has been featured in “Publishers Weekly” and received a star of merit from the “Kirkus Reviews.”
Liz Stahler serves as the company’s Publishing and Merchandise Licensing Director. She is in charge of setting up all Publishing and Merchandise arrangements for SupperTime’s properties and is responsible for maximizing brand synergy between the Property’s Broadcaster, Book Publisher, Home Entertainment partner and Merchandise Licensees. For all TV-tie in books, Ms. Stahler functions as the book editor on the Property owner’s side, to make certain that core brand attributes are not lost in the translation between creator, production company and book publisher. She has also published promotional books within the SupperTime Publishing Division for corporations and organizations like Stouffer’s/Nestle, Hilton Hotels and the U.S. Olympic Committee. Ms. Stahler also oversees an in-house Public Relations’ program directed to the Entertainment, Publishing and Merchandise Licensing trade publications. Since its inception, the company has placed well over a thousand stories in all the major trade publications.
Prior to forming SupperTime, she served as Brand/Licensing Manager and Book Editor for Wee Sing®, a multi-million dollar publishing line of audios, videos and books for preschoolers. To date, the line has sold over fifty million units through every major specialty and mass-market retailer. In 1999, Ms. Stahler was listed in License! magazine’s “Licensing Influentials” roster of key Licensing Industry deal makers.