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.
Genius Brands International has appointed former Kabillion executive Debra Pierson as general manager of its Kid Genius entertainment channel on Xfinity On Demand.
Genius Brands International has named Rebecca Hershinger as its chief financial officer.
The Walt Disney Company has promoted Michael Vargo to the role of vice president, D23, special events and Disney Corporate Creative Resources.
Russian agency Megalicense has appointed Mikhail Kotov to the role of head of marketing and promotion.
One Animation has appointed Bettina Koeckler to the role of executive vice president, global consumer products and licensing.
Licensing agency CPLG is restructuring its executives as it continues to pursue multi-territory partners across retail, licensing and operations.
Brand & Deliver has promoted Ros Carmoody to partnerships director.
Mattel Creations has appointed Cheryl Gresham to serve as vice president of global media and marketing integration and Justin Richardson to serve as vice president of global content distribution and strategy.
Tech 4 Kids has brought on Rick Mershon, Steve Beilman, Graeme Bissett, Carmela Bucarelli and Saoirse Minden for a variety of sales and marketing positions in anticipation of its 2017 priorities.
Amy Kule, executive producer, parade and fireworks, and group vice president, annual events and partnership marketing, Macy’s, will leave the company this March.
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