With MAGIC Market Week in full swing, it’s only fitting that License! Global looks at the trends that will shape the licensed apparel business in 2014.
Genius Brands International has elected entertainment industry veteran Anthony Thomopoulos to its board of directors.
DreamWorks Animation’s AwesomenessTV, has hired former Walt Disney Studios executive T.J. Marchetti as chief marketing officer.
U.K. novelty company Mask-arade has expanded its team with the appointment of Tanya Folliot as international sales manager.
The Copyrights Group has named Demi Patel to the newly created role of head of product development.
Children’s magazine publisher Redan Publishing has welcomed back Jessica McKnight as sales and marketing director.
Endemol North America has made two major promotions for its top posts.
Brand Central has hired a trio of new licensing executives and opened its third office location in North Carolina.
Viacom International Media Networks South has appointed Victor Mourão as general manager of VIMN Portugal.
Allison Lort has joined licensing agency Brandgenuity as director of business development.
NBCUniversal has named Nidia Caceros Kilde as vice president of communications.
4Licensing has launched a new subsidiary, 4LC Sports & Entertainment, which will specialize in the sports and entertainment industries.
Andre Javes has returned to Toys ‘R’ Us to serve as managing director of Toys ‘R’ Us Australia.
The start-up incubator firm Brandemonium has launched a new licensing division.
Corus Entertainment has made changes to its management team to align with its re-organized business units.
FremantleMedia North America has promoted David Luner to a newly created position in franchise management.
Endemol U.K. has made two senior management promotions.
Entertainment One has appointed Eric Shiu as vice president of marketing and communications, Entertainment One Television.
Viacom International Media Networks has promoted Jill Offerman to lead Comedy Central brands internationally.
Walmart Stores’ board of directors has elected company veteran Doug McMillonas president and chief executive officer.
Hit Entertainment has appointed Kate Schlomann as vice president of global brand management.
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