The Jim Henson Company appoints global consumer products director

Shane Mang has stepped into the role at the Muppet house.
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Shane Mang has been appointed as executive director of global consumer products for The Jim Henson Company. The announcement was made today by Chris Lytton, COO & executive vice president of Strategy and Business Affairs, to whom Mang will report.    

In his new role, Mang will oversee licensing activities for the Company’s beloved children’s brands, fan-favorite classic franchises, and several as-of-yet unannounced properties.

His responsibilities will involve fan-favourite franchises including Dot. (recently renewed for a second season), Emmy-nominated Dinosaur Train, Doozers, Splash and Bubbles, Farscape, Fraggle Rock, Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal.

"Shane is a best in class executive with a deep knowledge of the licensing and merchandising industry and the key players in the field. His expertise and enthusiasm are sure to drive growth across the Company’s entire global consumer products lineup,” said Lytton.

Mang joins The Jim Henson Company from DHX Media where he served as business development manager – Americas. During his tenure he managed a portfolio of global entertainment properties including Teletubbies, Mega Man, Caillou, Slugterra, Massive Monster Mayhem, Inspector Gadget, Degrassi, and more, managing a network of partners including licensees and manufacturers, licensing agencies, sales teams, toy distributors, and mass and specialty North American retailers. Prior to that, Mang served as manager, licensing and distribution at Nerd Corps Entertainment.


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