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.
Golf ball brand Volvik has appointed Stan Denenberg as its new director of licensing.
Genius Brands International has announced that Margaret Loesch will join its board of directors.
NLC, which was recently tapped to represent Warner Bros. Consumer Products EMEA in Benelux, has hired Jacqueline Hofman to manage the account.
DeAPlaneta Group, parent company of DeAPlaneta Cine and Planeta Junior, has appointed Pío Vernis as its new marketing director.
Endemol Beyond USA, the premium channel network and digital division of Endemol Shine North America, has appointing Adrian Sexton as its chief operating officer.
The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association has announced the nominees for positions on its board of directors.
Toys 'R' Us has named Reg McLay as senior vice president of its Babies 'R' Us business, effective March 30.
FremantleMedia North America has hired Ron Garfield as executive vice president and general manager of its new digital network, Buzzr TV.
FremantleMedia International has announced plans for a new structure for its senior management team, which aims to increase sales focus for emerging markets.
Action sports entertainment company Nitro Circus has tapped veteran consumer products executive Peter Maule to develop its global licensing and retail business.
Novel Entertainment has brought on Christopher Skala as a consultant to help build on the success of its digital offerings.
VIMN has boosted its original and branded content management team and made two additions to its teams in Madrid and Milan.
DC Thomson has appointed Ishika Kawiratne as brand licensing manager in its consumer products division.
Gifting company Carte Blanche Group has appointed Sarah Quigley as head of U.K. licensing.
The Museum of London has appointed Richard Sweet as its new director of enterprise.
Ex-Sony and Endemol executives Ed Louwerse and Julian Curtis have launched a new independent international distribution company–Lineup Industries.
Turner Broadcasting has promoted Pierre Branco as vice president of Southern Europe and Africa and general manager for France, Portugal and Africa.
Iconix Brand Group and it board of directors has appointed Sue Gove as an independent director of the company.
Ahmad Nassar has been named as the new president of NFL Players Inc., the licensing and marketing arm of the NFL Players Association, effective Feb. 2.
Smiley has appointed Lori Heiss as brand director for toys, back-to-school, publishing, digital and FMCG.
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