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.
Jewel Branding & Licensing has hired Samira Ali as director of retail development.
Bedding and homewares licensee Character World has appointed Lindsey Bonney as head of supply chain operations for the EMEA region.
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.
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.
Fazal Merchant will join DreamWorks Animation as the company's chief financial officer, starting Sept. 15.
Saban Brands has created a new internal global content distribution unit to support its worldwide growth and expanding portfolio.
Genius Brands International has appointed senior financial and accounting executive Rebecca Hershinger as chief financial officer and promoted controller Matthew Kornberg to VP of finance.
The Kathy Davis art brand is set to introduce four new product lines in the home category and has promoted Sarah Van Aken as vice president of marketing.
Hudson’s Bay Company has appointed former Toys 'R' Us chairman and CEO and retail veteran Gerald Storch as chief executive officer, effective Jan. 6.
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