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.
Global merchandising and brand management company Epic Rights has promoted Lisa Streff to executive vice president of global licensing.
Warner Bros. Records has made two promotions in its brand partnerships and Creative Synch Licensing team.
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.
Global brand extension agency Beanstalk has launched a new consulting division -Blueprint–Powered by Beanstalk.
FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment EVP and GM Rick Glankler has unveiled a new structure for KFE’s Consumer Products division.
WeMatch has appointed Diego Barassi to develop its licensing and retail division, which will be anchored by the Copa America brand.
New mobile gaming company Seriously has made four new hires to build out its creative team.
Two industry veterans have joined customized product printing company Coveroo.
SEGA Europe has hired Kay Ferneyhough to join its London-based licensing team as retail license manager.
FremantleMedia has appointed Samantha Glynne as vice president of branded entertainment in its Digital & Branded Entertainment Division.
Simone Fenu has been appointed as the new country manager for Planeta Junior Italia.
Scripps Networks Interactive has appointed Phillip Luff to head its U.K., Europe, Middle East and Africa business.
Cheryl Stoebenau, president of CAS Marketing will be this year's inductee into the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association Licensing Hall of Fame.
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