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Igloo welcomes Ryan Kingman to newly created role VP of partnerships

Igloo has welcomed Ryan Kingman to the newly created position of VP, partnerships, a role to which he will bring his more than 20 years of branding and marketing experience within youth culture and entertainment. Under his new role, he will oversee and forge new brand partnerships and license opportunities …

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Chris Isitt steps down from VP and MD role with Rubie’s Masquerade

Chris Isitt is stepping down from his role as vice president of EMEA and Australia and managing director of Rubie’s Masquerade by the end of next month. Over his 22 year tenure with Rubie’s, Isitt has helped to build its international team as well as oversee major licensing portfolio acquisitions …

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Rebecca Morris makes return to licensing as client service director with WildBrain CPLG

Rebecca Morris is making her return to WildBrain CPLG, taking up the newly created role of client service director, heading up the rebranded client services unit, previously the business development team, based at the company’s head office in London. The Client Services team is focused on managing licensor relations, centralising …

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Studio 100 appoints Vanessa Windhager as sales executive global distribution

Studio 100 has appointed Vanessa Windhager as its sales executive global distribution where she will be responsible for all global distribution activities for the company in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Joining the international sales department with immediate effect, Windhager will report in to Dorian Bühr, head of global …

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Ian Lambur named EVP production and distribution at ZAG

The global independent animation studio ZAG has promoted Ian Lambur to the post of executive vice president, production, distribution and co-production, reporting to CEO and founder Jeremy Zag. Lambur joined ZAG in November 2018, serving as SVP, global distribution and co-productions. He will now oversee the company’s TV productions, including several series under …

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Rachel Lowe talks a passion for bringing IP to the board gaming sector

Rachel Lowe is the creative mind behind some of the most popular titles in the licensed board game space at the moment and a revered name when it comes to key licenses looking to expand into this ever-growing category. 2019 culminated, for Lowe, with a run of successes, whether it …

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Warner Bros’ Pam Lifford and WWE’s Stephanie McMahon to receive WIT’s Wonder Women Awards Honours

Warner Bros Global Brands and Experiences president, Pam Lifford will join WWE chief brand officer, Stephanie McMahon in becoming the 2020 Honourees of Women in Toys, Licensing, and Entertainment’s 16th Annual Wonder Women Awards. This year’s ceremony will see Lifford take the WIT’s Mentor of the Year Award, while McMahon …

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The Elf on the Shelf eyes global expansion as CCA B makes double appointment

Creatively Classic Activities and Books, the company behind the best selling The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition, the hit animation An Elf’s Story, and a programme of consumer products, is looking to increase its global footprint with new entertainment content and immersive experiences. In order to do so, CCA and …

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Martha Stewart welcomed to the 2020 Licensing International Hall of Fame

Licensing International has the named longtime licensing powerhouse, Martha Stewart as the 2020 inductee to the Licensing International Hall of Fame. Stewart will be honoured at the Licensing International Excellence Awards, taking place May 19th, 2020 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV in conjunction with …

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