Preparations are well underway for the 35th edition of Licensing Expo, with a host of new brands already set to exhibit and a new Sports section planned for the show floor.
Home shopping network Evine Live has appointed Penny Burnett as senior vice president and chief merchandising officer.
LMCA has brought in two new executives–Ted Curtin as chief marketing and business development officer, and Jane Ma as assistant manager of brand licensing for LMCA Asia.
Saban Brands is launching an advisory committee for its new lifestyle group that will counsel the company on its current brands and future acquisitions.
Universal Pictures has added three new executives to its recently formed brand development division–Santiago Capdepont, Stephanie Kraus and Marc Low.
FremantleMedia North America has appointed the executive team that will lead the launch and growth of its new network Buzzr.
Viacom International Media Networks Americas has made a trio of new appointments.
Mattel has permanently appointed interim CEO Christopher A. Sinclair as chief executive officer, as the toy company aims to turnaround declining sales.
After 18 years at Warner Bros. Consumer Products EMEA, Bruno Schwobthaler, currently SVP of marketing, sales and business development, is leaving the company.
Nicholas Bloom has re-joined the global brand extension agency Beanstalk as vice president, brand management.
Sesame Workshop chief executive officer Jeffrey Dunn has made four new appointments to his executive team as part of a broad reorganization.
Snap Creative has brought on Brant Bridges to serve as senior vice president of business development.
Authentic Brands Group has added Zach Davis as its new vice president of celebrity, media and entertainment.
Former Uglydoll chief brand officer Alita Friedman has launched her own consulting house, Alita’s Brand Bar.
Studio 100 International has appointed Sunny Lee as licensing manager in the Asian Pacific region.
Alleghany Capital Corporation has acquired Jazwares, a privately owned toy and consumer electronics company based in Sunrise, Fla.
Toys 'R' Us has appointed a number of new executives to key leadership roles, as the company continues to position its business for long-term profitable growth.
Hasbro has promoted John Frascotti to the newly created position of president, Hasbro Brands.
Fisher-Price has hired veteran toy executive Vinnie D’Alleva as senior vice president of Fisher-Price Friends.
Hasbro has elected the current vice chairman of Lionsgate, Michael Burns, as an independent director to its board of directors.
Five Below has appointed Michael Romanko as executive vice president of merchandising to oversee all aspects of the value retailer's merchandising strategy.
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