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.
The National Wildlife Federation has hired Maureen P. Smith as its new vice president of marketing and communications.
ITV Studios Global Entertainment has promoted Natalie Harvey to head of European retail, promotions and digital.
IMG Worldwide has acquired the brand protection and management service provider J. Patton Sports Marketing.
Endemol North America has hired two new franchise managers to expand its brands in the region.
The National Hockey League has made several promotions for key team members.
Saban Brands has announced the promotion of Frederic Soulie to senior vice president, global distribution.
The Gordon Brothers Group, a global advisory and investment firm, has appointed two new co-presidents of its retail division.
C3 Entertainment is making a push into the TV/film/digital space with the appointment of Pablo Velez Jr. as director of development and production.
Penguin Random House U.K. is creating one, combined children's division, following the two publishers’ merger in late 2012.
Mike Young, CEO, and Liz Young, president, of the U.S.-based Moonscoop, have regained 100 percent ownership of the company.
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