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Gaumont International Television has hired Tim Stephen to the newly created position of senior vice president of business and legal affairs.
Viacom International Media Networks has appointed Pierluigi Gazzolo as president of its Americas division.
Fisher-Price has hired veteran toy executive Vinnie D’Alleva as senior vice president of Fisher-Price Friends.
Zodiak Media has promoted Tim Mutimer, currently head of non-scripted, to the role of chief executive officer of its Zodiak Rights division.
The board of directors of Uncle Milton has named seasoned toy and gift executive William S. Guarisco as the toy company’s new chief executive officer.
Iconix Brand Group and it board of directors has appointed Sue Gove as an independent director of the company.
Anki, the creator of the battle-car racing game “Anki Drive,” has appointed former Activision and EA executives to key roles.
Haim Saban, founder of Saban Brands, writer and director Chris Columbus, and Jeremy Zag have joined forces to launch Zag Animation Studios.
Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin will serve as co-chairmen and co-chief executive officers in North America of the new Endemol, Shine Group and Core Media joint venture.
Toy industry veteran and former president of the U.S. division of Toys 'R' Us, Neil Friedman, has been named president and chief executive officer of Alex Brands.
DHX Media has hired brand and marketing executive Tor Bushell in the role of brand director as it ramps up its licensing activity.
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.
Viacom has formed a program acquisitions group to coordinate the company's activity across its portfolio of domestic media networks.
The Bridge Direct has named Lori Rotter as general manager of marketing across all of its brands including its new Basic Fun division.
Sequential Brands Group has appointed brand strategist Jameel Spencer as chief marketing officer.
Brand Licensing Europe’s annual License This! challenge for new creative concepts is now open for entries.
Global brand extension agency Beanstalk has launched a new consulting division -Blueprint–Powered by Beanstalk.
FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment EVP and GM Rick Glankler has unveiled a new structure for KFE’s Consumer Products division.
WeMatch has appointed Diego Barassi to develop its licensing and retail division, which will be anchored by the Copa America brand.
New mobile gaming company Seriously has made four new hires to build out its creative team.
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