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.
Saban Brands has appointed Jack Sorensen as president of The Playforge, the company’s mobile social games division.
BBC Worldwide has appointed Clare Piggott as head of merchandising for its U.K. business.
Studio 100 has promoted Evy Van Nederkassel to the role of licensing and sales manager, CEE, Nordics and Israel.
Rocket Licensing has appointed Olivia Nash to the role of licensing coordinator.
The Trump Organization has promoted Amy Steinfeldt to manager of global licensing.
Endemol has appointed new senior management in North America.
Toys ‘R’ Us has appointed Wolfgang Link as president of Toys ‘R’ Us Europe and Jacobo Caller as managing director of Toys ‘R’ Us Iberia.
Entertainment industry executive Rich Frank has joined the board of directors for the child development television network BabyFirst.
The new company creation studio BrandProject launched Thursday with $12 million in funding.
Following the departure of Gaumont Animation’s head of production operations, managing director Pierre Belaisch has announced the division’s new leaders
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