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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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MyProtein partnerships and print on demand furniture: The Hut Group is building on a record year in licensing

There’s certainly been a shift of gear surrounding recent licensing developments for the British e-commerce specialist, The Hut Group, who not only quadrupled its licensing team in 2019, but has since expanded its facilities in preparation for further growth in the space this year. Across health and beauty, lifestyle, and …

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Dr Seuss Enterprises bolsters senior ranks with two new appointments

Dr. Seuss Enterprises is continuing its focus on growth as the firm welcomes two additional team members across its licensing division. Tami Thosath has joined the organisation as senior manager, global licensing, reporting to Julie Dill, vice president global licensing, marketing and communications, while Nicol Hodges has joined as global …

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Funko bolsters its EMEA marketing team following a year of growth across the region

Funko has bolstered its EMEA marketing team with a triple hiring for 2020, welcoming a new PR manager, marketing manager, and brand marketing manager to the team. After another year of growth for the company throughout Europe, Funko has completed its EMEA marketing team with three new hires. Based in …

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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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