The inaugural Licensing Expo Japan will be held in conjunction with IFF MAGIC Japan, April 26-28, at Tokyo Big Sight.
Viacom has revealed that Brad Grey will step down from his role as chairman and chief executive officer of Paramount Pictures.
WildBrain has appointed Will Mahmood to the newly created position of head of strategy.
Nelvana has appointed three industry veterans–Peter Crighton, Kelly Elwood and Tonya Lindo–to help strengthen its senior management team with marketing, licensing and retail.
Earthbound Brands has appointed Alex Tomlinson as its senior brand manager.
Universal Brand Development has appointed Michelle Hagen as senior vice president of consumer products retail development.
Turner Latin America has promoted Whit Richardson to take on the role of president.
The Jim Henson Company has tapped Sarah Maizes to take on the newly created position of vice president of children’s entertainment.
Turner has named Marc Goodchild as its head of digital content strategy and product for the EMEA region.
Safia Minney has joined Po-Zu, an ethical footwear brand, as managing director.
Studio 100 has revealed that managing director Patrick Elmendorff has left the company and its German subsidiaries to take a role at another company.
360 Audit has appointed Philia Riaz as its global head of audit.
Precious Moments has appointed Mary Theis as licensing managing for the company.
Bulls Licensing has named Kristin Tjulander as the company’s sales and marketing manager.
Target has appointed Mark Tritton to the role of executive vice president and chief merchandising officer.
Zoobe Message Entertainment has appointed Naz Amarchi-Cuevas to the role of chief executive officer.
U.K.-based children’s publisher Egmont Publishing has promoted Sarah Bates, Ali Dougal and John Packard within its U.K. Books team.
Corus Entertainment has named Athena Georgaklis as its head of development for Nelvana.
Former Nordstrom executive John Hunt has joined Original Retro Brand, a licensed apparel wholesaler, as the company’s vice president of sales, merchandising and direct-to-consumer.
The Fred Rogers Company, the entertainment company behind series such as “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” “Peg + Cat” and “Odd Squad,” has named Micah Southwood to the newly-created position of licensing manager.
National Geographic has appointed Rosa Zeegers to serve as executive vice president of consumer products and experiences.
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