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.
Nicola Thompson, former senior commercial manager, CPLG Sport, has joined Rockpool Licensing.
Kahala Brands has appointed Jeffrey Quinn to the role of director of brand licensing.
Steiner Sports has acquired the exclusive licensing rights to The New York Yankees’ Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra’s name and likeness from the Berra family.
Octane5 has appointed Holly Collins to the role of director of marketing.
The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association has appointed Peter Hollo to the role of managing director of LIMA Germany.
The Gendel Girls, one of QVC’s largest intimate apparel brands, has appointed Umang Shah to the role of acting chief marketing officer.
Character World has appointed Tony Lewis to the role of U.K. sales director.
Viacom International Media Networks has appointed Sarah Muller to serve as head of children’s at Channel 5.
The Alpha Group U.S., formerly known as Auldey Toys of North America, has tapped Jean-Christophe Pean to serve as its president of the U.S. and Europe.
Jessica Symons, former head of children at Channel 5, has launched an independent children’s production company, titled Ivy House Productions.
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