Now in its 16th year, Brand Licensing Europe is focusing on service in the licensing community and beyond.
Brand Loyalty has appointed Marie-Laure Marchand to the newly created position of licensing director.
Gaumont International Television has hired Tim Stephen to the newly created position of senior vice president of business and legal affairs.
Viacom International Media Networks has appointed Pierluigi Gazzolo as president of its Americas division.
Fisher-Price has hired veteran toy executive Vinnie D’Alleva as senior vice president of Fisher-Price Friends.
Zodiak Media has promoted Tim Mutimer, currently head of non-scripted, to the role of chief executive officer of its Zodiak Rights division.
The board of directors of Uncle Milton has named seasoned toy and gift executive William S. Guarisco as the toy company’s new chief executive officer.
Iconix Brand Group and it board of directors has appointed Sue Gove as an independent director of the company.
Anki, the creator of the battle-car racing game “Anki Drive,” has appointed former Activision and EA executives to key roles.
Haim Saban, founder of Saban Brands, writer and director Chris Columbus, and Jeremy Zag have joined forces to launch Zag Animation Studios.
Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin will serve as co-chairmen and co-chief executive officers in North America of the new Endemol, Shine Group and Core Media joint venture.
Licensing and business development consultancy The Powell Group has formed a strategic partnership with marketing veteran Mario Kroll.
Build-A-Bear Workshop has appointed Gina Collins as chief marketing officer and brand bear.
FremantleMedia North America has promoted David Luner to president of brand partnerships and franchise management.
DreamWorks Animation’s AwesomenessTV, has hired former Walt Disney Studios executive T.J. Marchetti as chief marketing officer.
The Topps Company has appointed John Mueller as chief financial officer.
Snap Creative has brought on Brant Bridges to serve as senior vice president of business development.
Authentic Brands Group has added Zach Davis as its new vice president of celebrity, media and entertainment.
Former Uglydoll chief brand officer Alita Friedman has launched her own consulting house, Alita’s Brand Bar.
Studio 100 International has appointed Sunny Lee as licensing manager in the Asian Pacific region.
Alleghany Capital Corporation has acquired Jazwares, a privately owned toy and consumer electronics company based in Sunrise, Fla.
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