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.
Branding executive Nicole Burt has joined the talent and media firm APA.
Electronic Arts has appointed licensing veteran Ryan Gagerman as director of licensing as is prepares for new game launches and feature film releases.
Li & Fung has acquired brand licensing agency The Licensing Company, License! Global has learned.
Spanish production and distribution company Imira Entertainment has appointed Giles Bones as its new international sales and marketing manager.
Endemol North America has made two major promotions for its top posts.
The Walt Disney Company has tapped ABC News president Ben Sherwood to fill Anne Sweeney's shoes at Disney/ABC Television Group.
Novel Entertainment has brought on Christopher Skala as a consultant to help build on the success of its digital offerings.
VIMN has boosted its original and branded content management team and made two additions to its teams in Madrid and Milan.
DC Thomson has appointed Ishika Kawiratne as brand licensing manager in its consumer products division.
Gifting company Carte Blanche Group has appointed Sarah Quigley as head of U.K. licensing.
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