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Corus Entertainment sees changes at the top as Nelvana president Scott Dyer retires

Corus Entertainment has detailed changes at the top as with the retirement of Scott Dyer from his position as president of Nelvana Limited. Dyer will leave his post on August 30 this year. As a valued member of the Nelvana and Corus team for the past 22 years, Dyer has …

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PowerStation Studios outlines ambitious global growth plans with brace of new hires

PowerStation Studios is continuing with its ambitious plans for global expansion, welcoming the first of four new hires to its growing outfit. Clare Bradbury has been appointed as global account director, bringing with her extensive knowledge of the retail and entertainment industries garnered from several years at top global trend …

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Brands In welcomes two new industry experts to its senior team

Continued growth and a growing demand from its loyal fan base has seen the licensed fashion and apparel business, Brands In, add two senior appointments to its team in the form of experience licensing personalities, Richard Samms and William Durzu. Samms joins the team as senior designer, while Durzu has …

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Jetpack Distribution welcomes Marie-Laure Roche as interim global head of sales

The independent global kids content distributor, Jetpack Distribution, has appointed industry expert Marie-Laure Roche as its interim global head of sales. Roche takes on the role to cover for Gillian Calvert Ridge – who holds the permanent position – while she is on maternity leave. Marie-Laure Roche has held several …

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Licensing International reveals 2019 UK Rising Stars

Executives at SEGA, TSBA Group, My Icon Story and Rocket Licensing have been named among this year’s list of nominees for the Licensing International 2019 UK Rising Stars Awards. Designed to recognise the talent among the industry’s junior  licensing professionals in the UK, a shortlist of six industry names has …

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CPLG appoints new managing director for its Russian operations

CPLG Pullman – the Russian territory arm to CPLG’s global network – has promoted Anna Artyukhova to the position of managing director for Russia and CIS. Based in Moscow, CPLG Pullman was formed in 2018 when CPLG acquired a 49 per cent stake in Pullman Licensing LLC, a leading Russian …

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Endemol Shine North America welcomes new SVP of licensing

Endemol Shine North America has named veteran licensing executive Amber Sheppo as its new senior vice president, licensing. The announcement was made by Ben Samek, president and chief operating officer, Endemol Shine North America. In her new role, Sheppo will be responsible for the development of creative licensing partnerships and live events, …

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Doctor Who and Peaky Blinders VR games in safe hands as Maze Theory bolsters its development team

The London immersive digital entertainment studio Maze Theory, the team behind the feature length VR games, Doctor Who: The Edge of Time and Peaky Blinders: The Kings Ransom, is expanding its outfit with a host of new hires from across the gaming sphere. The outfit has welcomed executive from some …

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Licensing International launches membership programme for industry execs looking for work

The global licensing industry’s trade organisation, Licensing International has launched a new concept that offers a free, six-month membership to industry executives who find themselves in between positions and looking for their next move. The move has been co-ordinated in order to keep professionals within the industry through support and …

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Popular licensing four take on Thames Bridge Challenge in HikeForCal fundraiser

Popular licensing executives Ian Downes, Paul Bufton, Simon Gresswell, and Chris Isitt will take on the Thames Bridges Challenge this September walking together for Mind in memory of Ian’s son, Calum, who passed away in 2015 aged 19.  The event will see the team cross every London bridge, starting at …

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