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.
Golf ball brand Volvik has appointed Stan Denenberg as its new director of licensing.
Genius Brands International has announced that Margaret Loesch will join its board of directors.
NLC, which was recently tapped to represent Warner Bros. Consumer Products EMEA in Benelux, has hired Jacqueline Hofman to manage the account.
DeAPlaneta Group, parent company of DeAPlaneta Cine and Planeta Junior, has appointed Pío Vernis as its new marketing director.
Endemol Beyond USA, the premium channel network and digital division of Endemol Shine North America, has appointing Adrian Sexton as its chief operating officer.
The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association has announced the nominees for positions on its board of directors.
Toys 'R' Us has named Reg McLay as senior vice president of its Babies 'R' Us business, effective March 30.
FremantleMedia North America has hired Ron Garfield as executive vice president and general manager of its new digital network, Buzzr TV.
FremantleMedia International has announced plans for a new structure for its senior management team, which aims to increase sales focus for emerging markets.
Action sports entertainment company Nitro Circus has tapped veteran consumer products executive Peter Maule to develop its global licensing and retail business.
ITV Studios Global Entertainment has appointed Anna Viola as senior licensing manager of hard lines.
Three licensing executives conquered the London Marathon and raised more than £6,700 for The Light Fund.
Among the executives that will be honored at the K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers Women In Industry Luncheon is Patti Buckner of Warner Bros. Consumer Products.
Saban Brands has appointed Daniel Castle as managing director of strategic business development.
Janna Markle has joined licensing and brand extension agency Brand Licensing Team as executive director.
Canadian animation studio Rainmaker Entertainment has appointed former Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer executive Steve Hendry to its board of directors.
Discovery Communications has named Doris Miller as vice president of retail sales and business development for Discovery Consumer Products.
Toys ‘R’ Us has appointed Michael Melzer as managing director of Toys ‘R’ Us Central Europe.
The board of directors of Uncle Milton has named seasoned toy and gift executive William S. Guarisco as the toy company’s new chief executive officer.
Mobile game publisher Halfbrick, creator of the game app "Fruit Ninja," has upped Sam White to vice president of entertainment and licensing in the U.S.
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