In June 2013, global brand extension agency Beanstalk launched Tinderbox, its digital division to help brand licensing extend into new media.
After more than five years leading the company, Mikael Hed will step down as chief executive officer of Rovio Jan. 1.
Toy and consumer electronics company Jazwares has hired Dan Sugrue as its new U.K. sales director.
Smiley has made two new executive appointments–David Fox as head of design and Salvatore Zingrillo as global brand director of fashion.
Genius Brands International announced that Lloyd Mintz has been appointed to the role of vice president of consumer products.
Fazal Merchant will join DreamWorks Animation as the company's chief financial officer, starting Sept. 15.
Rovio Entertainment's North American consumer products licensing team has three new additions.
Two industry veterans have joined customized product printing company Coveroo.
Sears Holdings has appointed former Tesco executive Alasdair James as president and chief member officer of Kmart.
Copyright Promotions Licensing Group has appointed Brian Mann as vice president of consumer products for the newly opened CPLG North America office.
FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment announced the appointment of three new senior roles under executive vice president and general manager of FMKFE Rick Glankler.
David Goldberg, chairman and CEO of Endemol North America, will step down at the end of December.
Independent entertainment company Silvergate Media has launched its own TV distribution arm.
Bioworld has appointed Frank Bottaro as the vice president of the sleepwear and underwear division.
Saban Brands has appointed Michael Bayer as its new senior vice president of business and legal affairs.
Licensing industry veteran Cory Baker has opened the new brand management and development agency Julian Wolf.
Bulldog Licensing has appointed former genetics scientist Sole Puerto as creative services executive as its looks to expand its portfolio in the U.K.
Licensee TVMania U.K. has made four new appointments.
Jodi Gottlieb has been promoted to senior vice president of CopCorp Licensing and senior vice president of Knockout Licensing.
Viacom has appointed Maria Iregui as brand manager and senior vice president of programming and production for MTV Latin America.
Amy Reinhard has been named president of worldwide television and home media acquisitions for Paramount Home Media Distribution.
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