The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association is the leading trade organization for the industry, and in 2015, it marks a milestone anniversary.
ITV Studios Global Entertainment has appointed David Miller to the newly created role of vice president of digital games.
Licensor Perry Ellis International has unveiled a leadership succession plan that will see founder and CEO George Feldenkreis step down after 50 years leading the company.
Herb Scannell has decided to step down as president of BBC Worldwide North America, with Ann Sarnoff, currently COO of the division, set to take over the role.
Breakthrough Entertainment has appointment veteran executive and producer Martha Sepulveda as director of development and production, kids and family entertainment.
Endemol Shine U.K. has added three new digital roles at its multi-channel network ChannelFlip.
VIZ Media has named Brad Woods as its chief marketing officer.
Ivanka Trump has appointed Trish Whalen as vice president of business development for the Ivanka Trump Collection.
Dependable Solutions Inc. has hired Carmella Johns-Andruk as director of client services to help restructure its Client Services Division.
Electronic Arts has appointed Alicia Brattin as director of licensing for PopCap Games.
In a move to build its digital content platforms, U.S. telecommunications firm Verizon has acquired online media company AOL for approximately $4.4 billion.
DHX Media is bringing all of its licensing and merchandising activity together under a new dedicated consumer products arm–DHX Brands.
Preston Kevin Lewis has been promoted to general manager of Warner Bros. Consumer Products U.K. and Ireland.
Genius Brands International has appointed industry veteran Stone Newman as president of global consumer products.
After more than five years leading the company, Mikael Hed will step down as chief executive officer of Rovio Jan. 1.
The Toy Industry Association will induct two new members into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame.
Anki, the creator of the battle-car racing game “Anki Drive,” has appointed former Activision and EA executives to key roles.
Apparel and children’s industries charity K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers has named Lisa Gurwitch as its new president and chief executive officer.
DreamWorks Animation has appointed two veteran producers, Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria, as co-presidents of its feature animation division.
DreamWorks Animation is restructuring its feature animation business, reducing its annual output from three films to two in an effort to drive profitability.
Fashion and accessories designer, licensor and licensee Vince Camuto died Wednesday at the age of 78 after a battle with cancer.
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