Preparations are well underway for the 35th edition of Licensing Expo, with a host of new brands already set to exhibit and a new Sports section planned for the show floor.
Little League Baseball and Softball has promoted three executives within its marketing department to focus on licensing and merchandising.
4K Media, a subsidiary of Konami Digital Entertainment, has named former Viacom executive Jonitha Keymoore as director of program sales.
Global merchandising and brand management company Epic Rights has promoted Lisa Streff to executive vice president of global licensing.
Warner Bros. Records has made two promotions in its brand partnerships and Creative Synch Licensing team.
Home shopping network Evine Live has appointed Penny Burnett as senior vice president and chief merchandising officer.
LMCA has brought in two new executives–Ted Curtin as chief marketing and business development officer, and Jane Ma as assistant manager of brand licensing for LMCA Asia.
Saban Brands is launching an advisory committee for its new lifestyle group that will counsel the company on its current brands and future acquisitions.
Universal Pictures has added three new executives to its recently formed brand development division–Santiago Capdepont, Stephanie Kraus and Marc Low.
FremantleMedia North America has appointed the executive team that will lead the launch and growth of its new network Buzzr.
Viacom International Media Networks Americas has made a trio of new appointments.
Mattel has promoted company veteran Tim Kilpin to executive vice president, international.
My Gym Children’s Fitness Center has appointed Mary M. Mueller as head of business development.
The U.K.-based Acamar Films has expanded its team, adding Bethan Garton as head of licensing and Emma Read as brand manager.
Greg Foran was promoted to president and chief executive officer of Walmart U.S.
Jeffrey D. Dunn has been appointed as the new president and chief executive officer of Sesame Workshop.
Licensing industry veteran Jim Bell passed away suddenly Oct. 5 at the age of 59.
Zodiak Media has promoted Tim Mutimer, currently head of non-scripted, to the role of chief executive officer of its Zodiak Rights division.
Viacom International Media Networks has promoted Michael Armstrong to executive vice president and general manager of international brand development.
George Pyne, former president of sports and entertainment at IMG Worldwide, has launched a new sports, marketing and branded lifestyle company–Bruin Sports Capital.
Animation company Toonz Entertainment is setting up a dedicated subsidiary office in Auckland, New Zealand.
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