In June 2013, global brand extension agency Beanstalk launched Tinderbox, its digital division to help brand licensing extend into new media.
The Toy Industry Association will induct two new members into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame.
Bluefin Distribution, a U.S. distributor for Japanese toys and collectibles, has appointed John Parker as its new president.
Discovery Communications and Hasbro will re-brand the jointly owned The Hub Network as Discovery Family Channel.
Amelie Govett has joined the marketing agency Brand and Deliver as licensing and sponsorship director.
Saban Brands has created a new internal global content distribution unit to support its worldwide growth and expanding portfolio.
Lionsgate has named Kerry Phelan, to the newly created position of executive vice president of global franchise management and strategic partnerships.
SEGA Europe has hired Kay Ferneyhough to join its London-based licensing team as retail license manager.
Richard Goldsmith has been given an expanded role at the Jim Henson Company as executive vice president of global distribution and international consumer products.
Licensing agency The Joester Loria Group has announced a series of promotions and new hires.
Vince Klaseus will join Universal Pictures as president of the newly created brand development division.
Sander Schwartz, president of FremantleMedia’s Kids and Family Entertainment division, will be leaving the company by the end of this month.
DHX Media has hired brand and marketing executive Tor Bushell in the role of brand director as it ramps up its licensing activity.
Toys ‘R’ Us has appointed Andre Javes as managing director of Southeast Asia and Greater China.
Beanstalk has promoted 19-year company veteran Allison Ames to president.
Warner Bros. Entertainment has named Ana de Castro as senior vice president and deputy general counsel.
Three licensing executives will be donning their trainers and running the London Marathon on April 13 to support The Light Fund.
Global brand management company Genius Brands International has named Matthew Kornberg as its new controller.
Sesame Workshop has named Lewis Kofsky to the newly created position of vice president, international creative and global interactive strategy.
Rovio Entertainment is building up its Consumer Products Licensing unit with a ew group of seasoned executives.
DreamWorks Animation has hired Justin Pertschuk and Mimi Slavin to join its marketing team as head of digital marketing and head of global promotions respectively.
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