The inaugural Licensing Expo Japan will be held in conjunction with IFF MAGIC Japan, April 26-28, at Tokyo Big Sight.
Author Judy Petersen-Fleming and illustrator Suzy Spafford have appointed Lawless Entertainment to represent their children’s book Periwinkle’s Journey for licensing and merchandising worldwide.
V&A Enterprises has tapped ZenWorks Co. and Brandog Co. to develop new licensing opportunities for the Victoria and Albert Museum in Japan.
Brand Central has appointed two industry veterans–Randi Spieker and Janna Markle–to serve as the agency’s president and vice president.
Sanrio has named Simon Gresswell to serve as the chief operating officer of Sanrio GmbH, MML and SGA, effective May 15.
Talent agency The Kirby Organization has launched a new licensing, endorsement and sponsorship division. The agency has also tapped Terri DiPaolo to head the new department.
Happy Ink has appointed Maurizio Distefano to represent the international brand Hamsta World for licensing in Italy.
The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association has revealed an array of Licensing University sessions featuring a raft of trending issues and a who’s who of experts.
JELC has appointed Julie Michell as the company’s new director and business partner.
Australia-based Hunter Products has named Tom Neville to the position of vice president of Hunter Products USA.
The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association has announced the nominees for positions on its board of directors.
Bulls Licensing has named Kristin Tjulander as the company’s sales and marketing manager.
Steiner Sports has acquired the exclusive licensing rights to The New York Yankees’ Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra’s name and likeness from the Berra family.
Sondra Celli, an award-winning designer and star of TLC’s “My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding,” has appointed The Brand Liaison to represent her brand.
The Walt Disney Company has promoted Michael Vargo to the role of vice president, D23, special events and Disney Corporate Creative Resources.
Surf and lifestyle brand Plain Lazy has appointed Mandarin Licensing to represent the brand Europe and Australia.
Don Clemente, a publisher and distributor of playing cards, has appointed One Entertainment to represent the Lotería card game in the North America.
Nickelodeon's president of content development and production, Russell Hicks, is stepping down after 18 years with the company, multiple sources report.
Nickelodeon has appointed Dan Frugtniet to the role of vice president of licensing and consumer products business development for Nickelodeon International.
This year, Licensing Expo will host an impressive lineup of approximately 100 new exhibitors. Here are the 10 you don't want to miss.
Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group has named Stephanie Cohen as the company’s new senior vice president of national promotions.
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