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Toy and licensing powerhouse Jazwares makes top-level promotions and names Laura Zebersky new president

The global toys and licensing powerhouse, Jazwares, has promoted Laura Zebersky to the position of president. The 15-year veteran of the toy industry most recently held the title of chief commercial officer, overseeing its global licensing, marketing, and sales efforts. Judd Zebersky will remain as chief executive officer and the …

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Boat Rocker Studios appoints Denise Gomez to new director of licensing for the Americas role

The award-winning Boat Rocker Studios has appointed Denise Gomez to the role of director of licensing for the Americas. In the newly created role, Gomez will support and further drive Boat Rocker’s recent expansion in building global franchises. Gomez will be based at the company’s New York offices where she …

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and the estate of Bruce Lee collaborate on social justice campaign

Former NBA star and social justice champion, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has formed a new collaborative partnership with the estate of Bruce Lee. The partnership, presided over by Iconomy LLC, will kick off with the release of a limited edition t-shirt with the purpose of tackling systemic racism and fighting for social …

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The Insights People continues growth plans with new appointments and a head office move

The kids, tweens, and teens market intelligence expert, The Insights People, has appointed four new team members in the form of Claire Garner, Lewis Townsend, Sam Nguyen, and Joseph Newton. With the latest swathe of appointments for the firm also comes a move of offices to accomodate the expanding business. …

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Moonbug Entertainment welcomes former Disney director David Levine to head of studio role

The digital media company, Moonbug Entertainment, has named the former Disney director, David Levine as its head of studio. He joins from his previous role as VP of kids programming, Disney Channels Europe and Africa, UK and Ireland. In his new position with Moonbug, Levine will focus on driving the company’s …

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ZAG names former MGA director Sarah Boyer is new VP or retail for North America

The award-winning global independent animation studio ZAG has named the former MGA Entertainment director, Sarah Boyer, its new vice president, retail, North America. The announcement was made today by Julian Zag, executive vice president, global operations. “We are entering the next phase of tremendous growth for ZAG and especially our flagship …

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Sutikki welcomes Simon Philips to board and announces Hannah Mungo as CEO

Sutikki, the children’s entertainment company and production team behind the popular UK show, Moon & Me, has officially announced the appointment of Hannah Mungo as its CEO and Simon Philips as its newest board member. Both specialists in the licensing and children’s entertainment industries, the pair join Sutikki with a …

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Jazwares promotes Jonny Taylor to SVP Europe and names Holly Oldham its new MD for UK and Nordics

Jazwares its advances its plans for European expansion with the promotion of Jonny Taylor to the role of senior vice president, Europe, and the appointment of Holly Oldham to the position of managing director for the UK and Nordics. The latest development is part of Jazwares’ ongoing plans for European …

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Golden Bear appoints Tracy Griffiths as head of brands and licensing amid brace of new recruits

The Telford-based toy maker, Golden Bear has bolstered its brand and licensing division with the appointment of Tracy Griffiths who takes on the role of division head. In her new position, Griffiths will lead a team of four as the British company continues on its growth strategy in the licensing …

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Molang team Millimages appoints former Walt Disney exec as new senior sales manager and producer

The French animation studio, Millimages, the producer behind hit animated series such as Molang, Louie, Mouk, and Pirata and Capitano, has reinforced its commercial team with a new senior sales manager and producer in the form of Sépideh Shirazi-Moayed. In her new position, the former Disney acquisitions manager will help …

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