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.
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.
Genius Brands International has appointed industry veteran Stone Newman as president of global consumer products.
After more than five years leading the company, Mikael Hed will step down as chief executive officer of Rovio Jan. 1.
The Toy Industry Association will induct two new members into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame.
Anki, the creator of the battle-car racing game “Anki Drive,” has appointed former Activision and EA executives to key roles.
Apparel and children’s industries charity K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers has named Lisa Gurwitch as its new president and chief executive officer.
DreamWorks Animation has appointed two veteran producers, Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria, as co-presidents of its feature animation division.
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