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.
Planeta Junior has appointed Diego Ibáñez to the newly created role of international commercial director.
DreamWorks Animation has announced that its board of directors has nominated Universal Music Group’s Lucian Grainge and Hulu’s Jason Kilar to replace current directors Nathan Myhrvold and Richard Sherman, who are retiring.
The U.K. virtual kids’ site BinWeevils.com has named board member Rod Henwood as its new chief executive officer.
Universal Partnerships & Licensing has extended the contract for its president Stephanie Sperber through June 2016.
DreamWorks Animation has tapped Hasbro to create toys and games inspired by two of its upcoming tentpole franchises.
Zodiak Media’s The Foundation has promoted Gwen Hughes to MD, following the departure of Vanessa Hill.
Zodiak Kids has appointed Henrietta Garnett as senior licensing manager.
AG Properties, the intellectual property and outbound licensing division of American Greetings Corporation, has announced the promotion of Carla Silva to senior vice president, global licensing.
Tele Images, a Zodiak Media company, has appointed Gladys Morchoisne as senior vice president of animation.
Walmart has promoted David Cheesewright to president and chief executive officer of Walmart International.
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