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.
Carte Blanche Group has appointed Samantha Kelly as head of licensing in the U.K.
Flying Bark Productions has appointed Raphaela Faetkenheuer as marketing manager.
Univision Communications has promoted Ignacio Meyer to the position of senior vice president, enterprise development.
BBC Worldwide U.K., a part of BBC Worldwide, has appointed Stephen Davies to lead its live events business.
Eric Huang has joined the children’s digital agency and consultancy Made in Me as development director.
Friderico Gatti is joining Russian licensing agency Megalicense International as its new chief executive officer.
TVMania U.K. has expanded the role of Monika Albers, who will now oversee all licensing for company’s U.K. division.
The Toy Industry Association will induct five new members into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame next February.
Viacom International Media Networks has named Oliver Nitz as senior vice president of mobile brand licensing.
JB Perrette has been named as the next president of Discovery Networks International following the resignation of Mark Hollinger.
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