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.
Genius Brands International has elected entertainment industry veteran Anthony Thomopoulos to its board of directors.
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.
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.
Endemol North America has made two major promotions for its top posts.
Brand Central has hired a trio of new licensing executives and opened its third office location in North Carolina.
Viacom International Media Networks South has appointed Victor Mourão as general manager of VIMN Portugal.
Allison Lort has joined licensing agency Brandgenuity as director of business development.
NBCUniversal has named Nidia Caceros Kilde as vice president of communications.
Paul Haines, director of business development and licensing at Carte Blanche Group, is stepping down after 13 years with the company.
Zodiak Media’s Marathon Media has appointed Eryk Casemiro as chief creative officer, kids.
Long-time Disney executive Jennifer Levine has joined Sprout as the network’s new vice president of communications.
Veteran licensing and brand management executive Paul Flett has joined United Talent Agency.
Redan Publishing has reorganized, appointing Jenny O’Connor and Julie Jones as joint managing directors.
Passport Brands, the U.S. licensee of the French designer brand Marithe + Francois Girbaud, has appointed Robert Arnot as president.
Zodiak Americas has re-branded its Zodiak USA division as Zodiak Los Angeles and appointed Tony Yates as CEO.
Saban Brands is expanding its operations into Europe with a new executive appointment and the opening of its first international office.
Vincent Chalvon-Demersay is stepping down as chief executive officer of Marathon Media, citing personal reasons.
Licensing and business development consultancy The Powell Group has formed a strategic partnership with marketing veteran Mario Kroll.
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