With MAGIC Market Week in full swing, it’s only fitting that License! Global looks at the trends that will shape the licensed apparel business in 2014.
Ludorum has appointed Licensing Street as its U.S. licensing consultant for the preschool show “Chuggington.”
Genius Brands International has elected entertainment industry veteran Anthony Thomopoulos to its board of directors.
Bioworld Merchandising is setting its sights on the children’s market with the acquisition of Nolan Glove Co.
Reeder Brand Management will represent the brand of the late Chris Farley for licensing.
DreamWorks Animation’s AwesomenessTV, has hired former Walt Disney Studios executive T.J. Marchetti as chief marketing officer.
U.K. novelty company Mask-arade has expanded its team with the appointment of Tanya Folliot as international sales manager.
Useful Home Products is planning a line of homewares inspired by the ABC cooking show “The Chew.”
Photographic agency Magnum Photos has tapped Trunk Archive as its licensing agent in North America.
The Copyrights Group has named Demi Patel to the newly created role of head of product development.
Children’s magazine publisher Redan Publishing has welcomed back Jessica McKnight as sales and marketing director.
VIMN has announced two new promotions in its Nickelodeon and Viacom Consumer Products division–Ron Johnson as executive vice president, NVCP, and Mark Kingston as general manager and senior vice president, NVCP EMEA & Australia.
LIMA U.K. has announced a slate of top speakers and hot topics for its upcoming Licensing Essentials Course May 16.
The submission deadline for License! Global’s annual Top Global Licensors report has been extended to this Friday.
Lagardère Active’s TV division has picked up Vodka’s new kids’ series “Bugsted” for both its Gulli and Canal J channels.
UL Consumer Products Group is offering a range of services to help European toy makers comply with the EU Toy Directive.
Andre Javes has returned to Toys ‘R’ Us to serve as managing director of Toys ‘R’ Us Australia.
Saban Brands has appointed Jack Sorensen as president of The Playforge, the company’s mobile social games division.
Entertainment One has signed on to handle worldwide distribution for the YouTube brand Simon’s Cat.
Licensing Expo, the world’s largest licensing event, which is two weeks away boasts several new features this year.
Women’s clothing manufacturer Karen Kane has appointed IMG Licensing to develop its licensing program.
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