The inaugural Licensing Expo Japan will be held in conjunction with IFF MAGIC Japan, April 26-28, at Tokyo Big Sight.
WildBrain has appointed Will Mahmood to the newly created position of head of strategy.
Nelvana has appointed three industry veterans–Peter Crighton, Kelly Elwood and Tonya Lindo–to help strengthen its senior management team with marketing, licensing and retail.
Earthbound Brands has appointed Alex Tomlinson as its senior brand manager.
Universal Brand Development has appointed Michelle Hagen as senior vice president of consumer products retail development.
Turner Latin America has promoted Whit Richardson to take on the role of president.
The Jim Henson Company has tapped Sarah Maizes to take on the newly created position of vice president of children’s entertainment.
Turner has named Marc Goodchild as its head of digital content strategy and product for the EMEA region.
Safia Minney has joined Po-Zu, an ethical footwear brand, as managing director.
Studio 100 has revealed that managing director Patrick Elmendorff has left the company and its German subsidiaries to take a role at another company.
Toys ‘R’ Us has appointed Cornell Boggs as its executive vice president and general counsel, effective Feb. 15.
Licensing agency LMCA has appointed Kirsten Fallon as director of brand licensing.
Endemol Shine North America has combined its franchise management and licensing integration teams to create the newly formed brand and licensing partnership division.
Copyright Promotions Licensing Group has appointed Anna Reyburn to the newly created role of international publishing manager.
Rosalind Nowicki has stepped down as executive vice president of global sales and retail at Twentieth Century Fox to lead Iconix’s entertainment division and Peanuts Worldwide.
Following Terry J. Lundgren’s departure, Macy’s has named Jeff Gennette as its new chief executive officer.
The Valen Group, a growth strategy consulting, innovation consulting and strategic brand licensing firm, has announced Adam Berg has joined the firm as vice president of strategic brand licensing.
Authentic Brands Group has promoted John Erlandson to the position of chief revenue officer, a newly formed position within the company.
VF Corporation’s president and chief operating officer Steven Rendle will become the company’s chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1, 2017.
WME/IMG has appointed Mark Shapiro and Ioris Francini to serve as co-presidents of the company.
Genius Brands International has named Margaret Loesch as executive chairman of its Kid Genius Cartoon Channel. Meanwhile, Deb Pierson has been promoted to president of the channel.
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