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.
VIMN has announced two new promotions in its Nickelodeon and Viacom Consumer Products division–Ron Johnson as executive vice president, NVCP, and Mark Kingston as general manager and senior vice president, NVCP EMEA & Australia.
Current J.C. Penney cheif executive officer Ron Johnson has been replaced by Myron E. Ullman, who previously served as CEO of the company from 2004 to 2011.
Saban Brands has appointed Jack Sorensen as president of The Playforge, the company’s mobile social games division.
BBC Worldwide has appointed Clare Piggott as head of merchandising for its U.K. business.
Studio 100 has promoted Evy Van Nederkassel to the role of licensing and sales manager, CEE, Nordics and Israel.
Rocket Licensing has appointed Olivia Nash to the role of licensing coordinator.
The Trump Organization has promoted Amy Steinfeldt to manager of global licensing.
Endemol has appointed new senior management in North America.
Toys ‘R’ Us has appointed Wolfgang Link as president of Toys ‘R’ Us Europe and Jacobo Caller as managing director of Toys ‘R’ Us Iberia.
Entertainment industry executive Rich Frank has joined the board of directors for the child development television network BabyFirst.
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