In June 2013, global brand extension agency Beanstalk launched Tinderbox, its digital division to help brand licensing extend into new media.
Lionsgate has named Kerry Phelan, to the newly created position of executive vice president of global franchise management and strategic partnerships.
SEGA Europe has hired Kay Ferneyhough to join its London-based licensing team as retail license manager.
Richard Goldsmith has been given an expanded role at the Jim Henson Company as executive vice president of global distribution and international consumer products.
Licensing agency The Joester Loria Group has announced a series of promotions and new hires.
Vince Klaseus will join Universal Pictures as president of the newly created brand development division.
Saban Brands has appointed Doug Finberg to the newly created role of senior vice president of marketing.
Toys 'R' Us has appointed a number of new executives to key leadership roles, as the company continues to position its business for long-term profitable growth.
General Electric has agreed to sell its appliances business to Electrolux for $3.3 billion.
Jeffrey D. Dunn has been appointed as the new president and chief executive officer of Sesame Workshop.
Discovery Communications has named Doris Miller as vice president of retail sales and business development for Discovery Consumer Products.
Independent entertainment company Silvergate Media has launched its own TV distribution arm.
Bioworld has appointed Frank Bottaro as the vice president of the sleepwear and underwear division.
Saban Brands has appointed Michael Bayer as its new senior vice president of business and legal affairs.
Licensing industry veteran Cory Baker has opened the new brand management and development agency Julian Wolf.
Bulldog Licensing has appointed former genetics scientist Sole Puerto as creative services executive as its looks to expand its portfolio in the U.K.
Licensee TVMania U.K. has made four new appointments.
Jodi Gottlieb has been promoted to senior vice president of CopCorp Licensing and senior vice president of Knockout Licensing.
Viacom has appointed Maria Iregui as brand manager and senior vice president of programming and production for MTV Latin America.
Amy Reinhard has been named president of worldwide television and home media acquisitions for Paramount Home Media Distribution.
Toys ‘R’ Us has appointed Campbell Lennox as managing director of Toys ‘R’ Us, Australia.
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