Now in its 16th year, Brand Licensing Europe is focusing on service in the licensing community and beyond.
Haim Saban, founder of Saban Brands, writer and director Chris Columbus, and Jeremy Zag have joined forces to launch Zag Animation Studios.
Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin will serve as co-chairmen and co-chief executive officers in North America of the new Endemol, Shine Group and Core Media joint venture.
Toy industry veteran and former president of the U.S. division of Toys 'R' Us, Neil Friedman, has been named president and chief executive officer of Alex Brands.
Those Licensing People has been appointed as the exclusive U.K. distributor for the premium olive oil brand 5 Oil.
Genius Brands International has appointed senior financial and accounting executive Rebecca Hershinger as chief financial officer and promoted controller Matthew Kornberg to VP of finance.
Tim Hincks will serve as president of the new joint venture between Endemol, Shine Group and Core Media to create a global multi-platform content provider.
Beanstalk has signed on to represent HGTV interior designer Genevieve Gorder for licensing.
Topps has teamed up with Stan Lee to create an all-new Garbage Pail Kids character exclusively for the upcoming Comikaze Expo–Smilin’ Stan.
Jewel Branding & Licensing has signed on to represent Nikki Chu, interior designer and fashion accessory designer.
Australian automaker GM Holden has appointed TPF as the global licensing agent for its stable of brands including Holden, Holden Special Vehicles and the Holden Racing Team.
Sequential Brands Group has acquired the collectible and gift giving brand Franklin Mint.
King Features, worldwide licensor of Betty Boop and Popeye, has appointed Tycoon Group as its agent in Latin and Central America.
DHX Media has hired brand and marketing executive Tor Bushell in the role of brand director as it ramps up its licensing activity.
Lawless Entertainment has been appointed to representat TV rights, licensing and merchandising for Animagic Media Group’s Bug Rangers.
Southern Star Entertainment is changing its name to Endemol Australia.
Eyewear licensee the Safilo Group has appointed Henri Blomqvist to the newly established role of global commercial director.
Roku, the creators of the streaming Internet TV players, is teaming with TV manufacturers to create Roku TVs.
Steve Macallister, formerly of BBC Worldwide, is taking up the position of CEO of Zodiak Rights, following the news that current CEO Matthew Frank is stepping down.
In a move to expand its Canadian distribution, apparel company Evy of California has opened Evy Canada, based in Toronto, Ontario.
Viacom has launched a new group, Viacom Velocity, to offer integrated marketing and creative content solutions.
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