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Akron Roundtable: Jermaine Turner

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Jermaine Turner is Director, Adult Genre Animation for Netflix. In this role he oversees the department responsible for creating adult animated genre shows such as Castlevania, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners and Arcane.

Prior to joining Netflix Jermaine was Vice President, Development, Disney Television Animation, where he oversaw animated series and movie development for the Disney Channel audience of kids 6-11, and for Disney+.

During his over 20-year tenure at Disney, Turner has worked across live-action and animated programming as both a current series and development executive. Initially joining Disney to help build the action-adventure platform Jetix, Turner has since overseen a multitude of series including Kim Possible, Power Rangers, Lego Star Wars and several Marvel animated series including Ultimate Spider-Man, Avengers Assemble and "Guardians of the Galaxy. Additionally, he helped launch Lucasfilm's Star War Rebels. He also developed the Disney+ series The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder as well as Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur.

Prior to Disney, Turner began his career as a development assistant at Fox Kids. In that role, he supported the development team on such shows as Young Hercules, Digimon, and Transformers.

He’s a graduate of New York University with a BFA in Film and Television. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two young children.