The inaugural Licensing Expo Japan will be held in conjunction with IFF MAGIC Japan, April 26-28, at Tokyo Big Sight.
Viacom has revealed that Brad Grey will step down from his role as chairman and chief executive officer of Paramount Pictures.
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.
USAopoly has appointed Mike Gonzales to the role of vice president, creative and business development.
Tech 4 Kids has appointed Hugh Kennedy to the role of senior vice president of marketing.
Turner EMEA has promoted Cecilia Persson to the role of vice president of programming and content strategy, kids’, EMEA; acquisitions; and co-production, international.
Toy manufacturer Schleich has appointed Karl von Bodelschwingh to the role of chief operating officer.
Nickelodeon has appointed Dan Frugtniet to the role of vice president of licensing and consumer products business development for Nickelodeon International.
GennComm has appointed Allyson Frome to the role of director of licensing and business development.
Sequential Brands Group has named Andrew Cooper as its new president.
Twentieth Century Fox Film has appointed Beth Goss to the newly created position of chief brand officer for the studio.
MarVista Entertainment, an independent entertainment studio, has expanded its executive team with the appointments of Deena Stern and Kenny Christmas.
FilmTrack, a provider of contracts, rights and royalty solutions that help companies maximize and manage their IP, has hired three new executives to help support its client base.
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