Now in its 16th year, Brand Licensing Europe is focusing on service in the licensing community and beyond.
Gaumont International Television has hired Tim Stephen to the newly created position of senior vice president of business and legal affairs.
Viacom International Media Networks has appointed Pierluigi Gazzolo as president of its Americas division.
Fisher-Price has hired veteran toy executive Vinnie D’Alleva as senior vice president of Fisher-Price Friends.
Zodiak Media has promoted Tim Mutimer, currently head of non-scripted, to the role of chief executive officer of its Zodiak Rights division.
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.
Iconix Brand Group and it board of directors has appointed Sue Gove as an independent director of the company.
Anki, the creator of the battle-car racing game “Anki Drive,” has appointed former Activision and EA executives to key roles.
Haim Saban, founder of Saban Brands, writer and director Chris Columbus, and Jeremy Zag have joined forces to launch Zag Animation Studios.
Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin will serve as co-chairmen and co-chief executive officers in North America of the new Endemol, Shine Group and Core Media joint venture.
Toy industry veteran and former president of the U.S. division of Toys 'R' Us, Neil Friedman, has been named president and chief executive officer of Alex Brands.
Walmart Stores’ board of directors has elected company veteran Doug McMillonas president and chief executive officer.
Y Entertainment Group has formed AGI Lifestyle Entertainment to exploit opportunities in non-scripted television and branded lifestyle.
Boutique agencies Synergy Licensing and The Brand Liaison have formed a new collaboration.
DHX Media has appointed Paul Keech as its new creative services director.
Warner Bros. Records has promoted Lori Feldman to executive vice president, brand partnerships and creative synch licensing.
Copyright Promotions Licensing Group, a DHX Media company, has appointed Stephen Gould as its new U.K. managing director.
Zodiak Rights has appointed Gary Woolf to the newly created position of head of digital, business development and insight.
Beth Franklin has joined Jewel Branding & Licensing as director of licensing.
Licensing veteran Janna Markle has joined the agency Brand Licensing Team.
Mind Candy founder Michael Acton Smith is stepping down as chief executive officer of the company to take on a more creative role.
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