Preparations are well underway for the 35th edition of Licensing Expo, with a host of new brands already set to exhibit and a new Sports section planned for the show floor.
Home shopping network Evine Live has appointed Penny Burnett as senior vice president and chief merchandising officer.
LMCA has brought in two new executives–Ted Curtin as chief marketing and business development officer, and Jane Ma as assistant manager of brand licensing for LMCA Asia.
Saban Brands is launching an advisory committee for its new lifestyle group that will counsel the company on its current brands and future acquisitions.
Universal Pictures has added three new executives to its recently formed brand development division–Santiago Capdepont, Stephanie Kraus and Marc Low.
FremantleMedia North America has appointed the executive team that will lead the launch and growth of its new network Buzzr.
Viacom International Media Networks Americas has made a trio of new appointments.
Mattel has permanently appointed interim CEO Christopher A. Sinclair as chief executive officer, as the toy company aims to turnaround declining sales.
After 18 years at Warner Bros. Consumer Products EMEA, Bruno Schwobthaler, currently SVP of marketing, sales and business development, is leaving the company.
Nicholas Bloom has re-joined the global brand extension agency Beanstalk as vice president, brand management.
Sesame Workshop chief executive officer Jeffrey Dunn has made four new appointments to his executive team as part of a broad reorganization.
American lifestyle brand Lands' End has named Steven Rado as senior vice president and chief marketing officer.
Mattel has created a new, combined marketing and creative division that will span the toy company's portfolio of consumer brands.
After a prominent career and many personal accomplishments in music merchandising, Dell Furano and Epic Rights are gearing up to produce another big hit.
John Stanley will take on overall leadership of Warner Bros. Digital Distribution U.K. and Warner Bros. Consumer Products U.K.
Toys “R” Us appointed Chetan Bhandari as senior vice president, corporate finance and treasurer.
Saban Brands has appointed Doug Finberg to the newly created role of senior vice president of marketing.
Two former Mattel and Spin Master execs have joined the team of the newly launched sports and entertainment brand–Day 6 Sports Group.
Gaumont International Television has hired Tim Stephen to the newly created position of senior vice president of business and legal affairs.
Sy Berger, known as the "father of the modern-day baseball trading card," died on Sunday at his home in Rockville Centre, N.Y., at the age of 91.
David Haddad has been promoted to executive vice president and general manager of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
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