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.
Genius Brands International has elected entertainment industry veteran Anthony Thomopoulos to its board of directors.
DreamWorks Animation’s AwesomenessTV, has hired former Walt Disney Studios executive T.J. Marchetti as chief marketing officer.
U.K. novelty company Mask-arade has expanded its team with the appointment of Tanya Folliot as international sales manager.
The Copyrights Group has named Demi Patel to the newly created role of head of product development.
Children’s magazine publisher Redan Publishing has welcomed back Jessica McKnight as sales and marketing director.
Endemol North America has made two major promotions for its top posts.
Brand Central has hired a trio of new licensing executives and opened its third office location in North Carolina.
Viacom International Media Networks South has appointed Victor Mourão as general manager of VIMN Portugal.
Allison Lort has joined licensing agency Brandgenuity as director of business development.
NBCUniversal has named Nidia Caceros Kilde as vice president of communications.
Outfit7, creators of the Talking Friends franchise, has appointed Alessandro Traverso to the newly created role of chief operating officer.
Ragdoll Worldwide has appointed Hina Sanghrajka to the newly created position of brand manager.
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.
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