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ZAG bolsters its global licensing and merchandising team

The global independent animation studio, ZAG has appointed a robust team of experienced executives to expand the company’s licensing and merchandising business. Kirk Bloomgarden will serve as head of consumer products, Rebekah Belzer joins as senior director, licensing and merchandising, North America, and Eva Rodriguez will serve as director, Latin …

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Flowhaven marks three months ‘of accelerated growth’ with new US office opening

The licensing solution unit, Flowhaven, is marking three months of accelerated growth with the opening of its new office in Santa Monica, California, and the appointment of a string of key new positions within it. The team is also celebrating an expanding client roster and customer support footprint. The new …

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WildBrain CPLG expands its German commercial sales department with double hire

The entertainment, sport, and brand licensing agency, WildBrain CPLG is expanding its commercial sales department in Germany with two new hires in the form of Sarah Rosenstock and Lisa Gruczek. Rosenstock (pictured right) has been brought in as the unit’s new commercial director, while Gruczek (pictured left) takes up the …

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WildBrain CPLG grows Greece office with Alice Marinou and Despina Chrisidou

The entertainment, sport and brand licensing agency, WildBrain CPLG is growing its Greece office with the appointment of licensing industry experts Alice Marinou and Despina Chrisidou, joining as commercial director and senior retail and sales manager, respectively. Marinou (pictured left) joins WildBrain CPLG following an 18-year tenure at The Walt …

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Licensing specialist Martin Withers takes up sales director role at Pyramid International

The licensed gifts specialist, Pyramid International has welcomed martin Withers to the role of sales director, joining the team from Spearmark International where he served as commercial director for 15 years. Withers joins the team with vast experience and understanding of the licensing industry, with a particular focus on housewares …

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Fox, Universal, and Capcom licensee Fanattik picks up Small Business of the Year award

The pop culture gift and collectables specialist, Fanattik is celebrating its major win last week when it picked up the award for Small Business of the Year presented by the Federation of Small Business. The popular film and video game licensee currently boasts partnerships with some of the biggest studios …

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Warner Bros. Consumer Products opens first office in Poland naming Dorota Pawlowska director of licensing and retail

Warner Bros. Consumer Products has kicked off 2020 with the grand opening of its first dedicated office in Poland. The office, located in Warsaw, is owned and operated by WBCP, joining other European offices in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. The new team will represent WarnerMedia’s licensing business …

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Industry backs The Sustainability in Licensing Conference as it readies for June debut

BBC Studios, Warner Bros. Consumer Products, and ViacomCBS are just a smattering of the industry big hitter to throw their support behind the Sustainability in Licensing Conference, an initiative aimed at breaking new grounds within the licensing industry’s sustainability efforts. In a show of support for the concept launched in …

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Rainbow brings in former Toy Plus director Michael Block as CEO of its Witty Toys business

The European animation house and entertainment studio, Rainbow, has brought in the former Toy Plus director and senior Hasbro executive, Michael Block as CEO of its own toy company, Witty Toys. Block will drive the vision of the group forward, utilising his experience as an executive and entrepreneur in the …

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Planeta Junior names Paula Taborda dos Guaranys as director of content

Planeta Junior has bolstered its executive team with the appointment of Paula Taborda dos Guaranys as its director of content. She will lead the creation of a strong content portfolio through co-productions, original productions, and acquisition. She will report directly to Diego Ibáñez, Planeta Junior’s international commercial director. Paula Taborda …

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