The inaugural Licensing Expo Japan will be held in conjunction with IFF MAGIC Japan, April 26-28, at Tokyo Big Sight.
Brand Central has appointed two industry veterans–Randi Spieker and Janna Markle–to serve as the agency’s president and vice president.
Sanrio has named Simon Gresswell to serve as the chief operating officer of Sanrio GmbH, MML and SGA, effective May 15.
Talent agency The Kirby Organization has launched a new licensing, endorsement and sponsorship division. The agency has also tapped Terri DiPaolo to head the new department.
JELC has appointed Julie Michell as the company’s new director and business partner.
Australia-based Hunter Products has named Tom Neville to the position of vice president of Hunter Products USA.
Striker Entertainment has appointed Anna Kislevitz to serve as the company’s director of international licensing.
Rai, an Italian public broadcaster, has promoted Luca Milano to director of Rai Ragazzi.
CPLG is restructuring its European executives to further support its multi-territory expansion and growth.
Kohl’s has named Greg Revelle to serve as the company’s chief marketing officer.
Electrolux has promoted Lars Hygrell to the position of chief marketing officer, effective May 1.
Jeffrey Godsick has stepped down from his role as president of Fox Consumer Products to join Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group as executive vice president of worldwide partnerships.
Following the departure of former chief executive officer Scott Flanders, Playboy Enterprises has appointed Ben Kohn to the position of interim chief executive officer.
Hard Rock International has appointed Duana Klein to the role of vice president of licensing.
LMCA Asia has hired Andy Wang as the company’s new director of brand development.
Entertainment One has appointed Katie Rollings to serve as head of U.K. licensing for eOne Family and eOne Licensing.
Bourbon brand Wild Turkey has tapped actor Matthew McConaughey to serve as the brand’s creative director.
Maura Regan has stepped down as senior vice president and general manager of international media business at Sesame Workshop to join the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association as executive vice president.
A+E Networks has tapped Patrick Vien and Edward Sabin to serve as executive managing directors of its international executive team.
Thomas Tull has stepped down from his position as CEO of Legendary Entertainment and will assume the role of founding chairman, effective immediately.
Studio 100 has revealed that managing director Patrick Elmendorff has left the company and its German subsidiaries to take a role at another company.
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