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.
DRi Licensing has appointed Charlotte Wallace as brand manager to focus on retail development, brand management and sales.
The ASPCA has named Matthew E. Bershadker as its new president and chief executive officer.
Mattel has restructured its European consumer products team to align its strategy across the region.
David Ellender is stepping down as chief executive officer of FremantleMedia International to “pursue new challenges.”
HIT Entertainment has appointed three executives to spearhead global brand efforts for several of its top brands.
Perry Ellis has appointed Stanley Silverstein as president of international development and global licensing.
Andrew Smith has been promoted to senior vice president, deputy publisher, executive director of new business development.
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia has named Daniel W. Dienst chief executive officer.
Ciarán Coyle has left the licensing agency Beanstalk to lead the licensing for The Electrolux Group as vice president and head of global brand licensing.
Steve Macallister, formerly of BBC Worldwide, is taking up the position of CEO of Zodiak Rights, following the news that current CEO Matthew Frank is stepping down.
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