The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association is the leading trade organization for the industry, and in 2015, it marks a milestone anniversary.
Licensor Perry Ellis International has unveiled a leadership succession plan that will see founder and CEO George Feldenkreis step down after 50 years leading the company.
Herb Scannell has decided to step down as president of BBC Worldwide North America, with Ann Sarnoff, currently COO of the division, set to take over the role.
Breakthrough Entertainment has appointment veteran executive and producer Martha Sepulveda as director of development and production, kids and family entertainment.
Endemol Shine U.K. has added three new digital roles at its multi-channel network ChannelFlip.
VIZ Media has named Brad Woods as its chief marketing officer.
Ivanka Trump has appointed Trish Whalen as vice president of business development for the Ivanka Trump Collection.
Dependable Solutions Inc. has hired Carmella Johns-Andruk as director of client services to help restructure its Client Services Division.
Electronic Arts has appointed Alicia Brattin as director of licensing for PopCap Games.
In a move to build its digital content platforms, U.S. telecommunications firm Verizon has acquired online media company AOL for approximately $4.4 billion.
Madame Alexander Doll Company and Kahn Lucas have appointed Jamie Cygielman as general manager of the Madame Alexander Doll and Dollie & Me brands.
Zodiak Media has appointed former ITV Studios Global Entertainment executive Jean-Philippe Randisi as CEO of Zodiak Kids.
Dependable Solutions, developer of contract-based integrated licensing systems, welcomes three new additions to its software development team.
Christina Miller has been named president and general manager for the Turner Broadcasting System networks Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang.
Toy and consumer electronics company Jazwares has hired Dan Sugrue as its new U.K. sales director.
Bluefin Distribution, a U.S. distributor for Japanese toys and collectibles, has appointed John Parker as its new president.
Haim Saban, founder of Saban Brands, writer and director Chris Columbus, and Jeremy Zag have joined forces to launch Zag Animation Studios.
Bluefin Distribution has appointed Candice Uyloan as director of marketing to oversee the company's marketing, public relations and events.
Thinkwell Group has appointed François Girard as senior vice president of global business development.
U.K. royalty auditing firm 360 Audit has made a number of new hires in order to expand its business operations into new territories.
Tomy International has promoted Kerry Cunnion to senior vice president of sales, in addition to his current role leading the company's North American sales force.
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