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.
Nigel Pickard is stepping down from his role as chief executive officer of Zodiak U.K. Kids and chair of The Foundation.
Brand Licensing Europe’s annual License This! challenge for new creative concepts is now open for entries.
Global brand management company Genius Brands International has named Matthew Kornberg as its new controller.
U.K. children’s research and consulting firm The Pineapple Lounge is planning to open a U.S. division and has Cheryl Gotthelf to lead it.
Viacom has appointed Maria Iregui as brand manager and senior vice president of programming and production for MTV Latin America.
Former Disney Store and Claire’s executive James D. Fielding has joined AwesomenessTV as global head of consumer products and retail.
The Topps Company has appointed John Mueller as chief financial officer.
Turner Broadcasting has appointed former BBC Worldwide EVP Ian McDonough as senior vice president and managing director, Northern Europe.
ITV Studios Global Entertainment has appointed Anna Viola as senior licensing manager of hard lines.
Guru Studio has appointed Monika Sharma in the newly created position of director of marketing.
The U.K. virtual kids’ site BinWeevils.com has named board member Rod Henwood as its new chief executive officer.
Universal Partnerships & Licensing has extended the contract for its president Stephanie Sperber through June 2016.
DreamWorks Animation has tapped Hasbro to create toys and games inspired by two of its upcoming tentpole franchises.
Zodiak Media’s The Foundation has promoted Gwen Hughes to MD, following the departure of Vanessa Hill.
Zodiak Kids has appointed Henrietta Garnett as senior licensing manager.
AG Properties, the intellectual property and outbound licensing division of American Greetings Corporation, has announced the promotion of Carla Silva to senior vice president, global licensing.
Tele Images, a Zodiak Media company, has appointed Gladys Morchoisne as senior vice president of animation.
Walmart has promoted David Cheesewright to president and chief executive officer of Walmart International.
ITV Studios Global Entertainment has appointed Anya Hollis as vice president of agents.
Studio 100 has appointed former BBC Worldwide executive Tom Reding to head its newly launched digital division in the role of digital director.
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