Now in its 16th year, Brand Licensing Europe is focusing on service in the licensing community and beyond.
Viz Media Europe has appointed three new directors.
Hasbro has promoted John Frascotti to the newly created position of president, Hasbro Brands.
Two former Mattel and Spin Master execs have joined the team of the newly launched sports and entertainment brand–Day 6 Sports Group.
Toys ‘R’ Us has appointed Dianne Guerreiro as managing director of Toys ‘R’ Us, Australia.
Licensing industry veteran Jim Bell passed away suddenly Oct. 5 at the age of 59.
Toys ‘R’ Us has appointed Michael Melzer as managing director of Toys ‘R’ Us Central Europe.
Turner Broadcasting has promoted Pierre Branco as vice president of Southern Europe and Africa and general manager for France, Portugal and Africa.
The Toy Industry Association will induct two new members into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame.
Bluefin Distribution, a U.S. distributor for Japanese toys and collectibles, has appointed John Parker as its new president.
Discovery Communications and Hasbro will re-brand the jointly owned The Hub Network as Discovery Family Channel.
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.
Brand Central has hired a trio of new licensing executives and opened its third office location in North Carolina.
Iconix Brand Group has announced three key management changes.
BBC Worldwide has made new senior hires across business development, legal and finance for its Asia division.
Epic Rights has launched a new global licensing division dedicated to establishing partnerships between consumer products and entertainment-based IP.
DHX Media is bringing all of its licensing and merchandising activity together under a new dedicated consumer products arm–DHX Brands.
Preston Kevin Lewis has been promoted to general manager of Warner Bros. Consumer Products U.K. and Ireland.
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