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May The Thoughts Be With You’s Charlotte Reed partners with The Samaritans

Charlotte Reed, the winner of 2017’s License This! competition and the author of two successful books under her brand My The Thoughts Be With You, has detailed a unique new partnership with The Samaritans. The partnership arrives as millions around the UK and the globe highlight the importance of talking …

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Planeta Junior welcomes for Warner Bros exec Emanuela Tartari to international team

Planeta Junior has welcomed Emanuela Tartari to the role of country manager for Italy and head of international softlines. Tartari joins the company, boasting over 25 years’ experience in licensing, strategic brand and category development, as well as deep knowledge of the fashion industry. She developed her career in different …

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Marianne James joins Hasbro as new VP EMEA consumer products

The licensing industry’s Marianne James has been named the new vice president, EMEA consumer products at Hasbro. She will take up the position effective November 11 this year. James joins the global toymaker and children’s entertainment powerhouse from Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products, where she has served as vice president, licensing, …

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Danilo Promotions welcomes Angela Anderson to sales director role

Angela Anderson has joined Danilo Promotions Ltd as its new sales director, bringing with her a wealth of experience from the greetings card industry. Anderson, who starts her new role on October 14, joins the company from Hallmark where she held a senior role as trading director. Prior to Hallmark, …

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Creative Licensing taps former Sony Pictures exec April Canlas Eddy

The former Sony Pictures Entertainment and NBCUniversal executive, April Canlas Eddy has joined the pop culture-focused Creative Licensing outfit. In her role, Canlas Eddy will oversee development for all licensing deals from initial concept to final market release. Stephanie Kupperman, said: “We are thrilled to be working with such an …

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Corus Entertainment names Mellany Masterson head of Nelvana Enterprises

Corus Entertainment has appointed Mellany Masterson to the role of head of Nelvana Enterprises effective October 1, 2019. With more than 15 years of experience and expertise in the kids’ entertainment and consumer products space, Masterson will oversee Nelvana Enterprises brand strategy, content distribution, digital, licensing and retail development for Nelvana’s …

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Warner’s Paul Bufton joins Universal Brand Development as VP of consumer products EMEA

Warner Bros Consumer Products former VP of licensing and business development EMEA, Paul Bufton has joined the Universal Brand Development unit, taking on the role of vice president of consumer products for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Bufton joined Universal this past month and now reports directly to Vince Klaseus, …

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Stephen Davies named MD of BBC Studios Consumer Products and Licensing

Stephen Davies has been appointed managing director of BBC Studios Consumer Products and Licensing in a move which brings together all of the BBC commercial subsidiary’s UK publishing and licensing businesses together for the first time. Davies is currently the director for live entertainment, music and motion gallery at BBC …

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DHX Media rebrands as WildBrain as it appoints new CEO

DHX Media has undergone a company wide rebranding under the name WildBrain following the appointment of Eric Ellenbogen as its new chief executive officer and vice chair. Both mark a big move for the company, who has already begun rolling out the rebrand, as both land as DHX (now WildBrain) …

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Poetic Brands appoints Anne Bradford as director of new babywear division

The licensed clothing specialist, Poetic Brands has appointed Anne Bradford to the post of director of its children’s wear, babywear and accessories division. The new appointment and division come in response to a steady growth in Poetic Brands’ adult clothing business and the company’s belief that there is a further …

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