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.
Copyright Promotions Licensing Group, a DHX Media company, has appointed Stephen Gould as its new U.K. managing director.
VIMN South has appointed Andrea Castellari senior vice president and general manager of Viacom International Media Networks Italy, Middle East and Turkey.
Sesame Workshop has appointed Stephen B. Sobhani to the newly created position of vice president, international.
Nigel Pickard is stepping down from his role as chief executive officer of Zodiak U.K. Kids and chair of The Foundation.
Brand Licensing Europe’s annual License This! challenge for new creative concepts is now open for entries.
Global brand management company Genius Brands International has named Matthew Kornberg as its new controller.
U.K. children’s research and consulting firm The Pineapple Lounge is planning to open a U.S. division and has Cheryl Gotthelf to lead it.
Viacom has appointed Maria Iregui as brand manager and senior vice president of programming and production for MTV Latin America.
Former Disney Store and Claire’s executive James D. Fielding has joined AwesomenessTV as global head of consumer products and retail.
The Topps Company has appointed John Mueller as chief financial officer.
The ASPCA has named Matthew E. Bershadker as its new president and chief executive officer.
Mattel has restructured its European consumer products team to align its strategy across the region.
David Ellender is stepping down as chief executive officer of FremantleMedia International to “pursue new challenges.”
HIT Entertainment has appointed three executives to spearhead global brand efforts for several of its top brands.
Perry Ellis has appointed Stanley Silverstein as president of international development and global licensing.
Andrew Smith has been promoted to senior vice president, deputy publisher, executive director of new business development.
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia has named Daniel W. Dienst chief executive officer.
Ciarán Coyle has left the licensing agency Beanstalk to lead the licensing for The Electrolux Group as vice president and head of global brand licensing.
Steve Macallister, formerly of BBC Worldwide, is taking up the position of CEO of Zodiak Rights, following the news that current CEO Matthew Frank is stepping down.
Viacom has formed a program acquisitions group to coordinate the company's activity across its portfolio of domestic media networks.
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