Artisan Entertainment (Santa Monica, California, 310-449-9200): Kajsa Vikman has joined Artisan Home Entertainment as product manager in the marketing and publicity department. She is responsible for the development of marketing plans for all sell-through video releases. Linde Lantion is also coming on board as Web manager. Watch out for his new trade site geared to distributors and retailers.
BBC Worldwide Americas (New York, New York, 212-705-9300): William Gadden II is now senior VP, marketing and consumer products. He was senior VP and GM at Golden Books Entertainment Group. Burton Cromer has been promoted to VP, home video.
BKN (New York, New York, 212-213-2700): John Hess has been upped to president, network affiliate sales and will work out of the Chicago office. Carol McGovney has been named senior VP, U.S. licensing and merchandising. Nadia Nardonnet has been appointed president, international sales and co-productions.
Cartoon Network (Atlanta, Georgia, 414-885-2263): Phyllis Ehrlich has been promoted to VP of promotions marketing for Cartoon Network Sales & Marketing. She will work out of the New York office. André de Semlyen has been named Cartoon VP in Paris, France. He will be responsible for adapting the network to French-speaking territories.
Children’s Television Workshop (New York, New York, 212-595-3456): Danielle Rockhold-Teplica has been promoted to senior producer, Europe, International Television Group. She will supervise CTW’s co-production of Sesame Street in Europe. Rebeka Ndosi joins her as radio producer for the South Africa Sesame Street Project. email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Davidson Marketing (Chicago, Illinois, 312-527-3900): Laura Lisjak has been promoted to account supervisor, concentrating on the Kraft business. email@example.com
Discovery Networks (Bethseda, Maryland, 301-986-1999): Moji Adejuwon was promoted to VP of network development for affiliate sales and marketing, Discovery Networks U.S. Donna Thomas was also promoted to VP of digital distribution for Discovery Networks.
Fox Kids (Los Angeles, California, 310-235-9600): Bill Horvath is the new director, on-air promotion, Fox Kids Network. firstname.lastname@example.org
Fox Kids Europe (London, England, 44-171-554-9000): Robert Bland has been appointed managing director of Fox Netherlands, where he will oversee both the Fox Kids daypart schedule and the Fox prime-time programming. Peter Vis has also been appointed deputy managing director, Fox Netherlands and GM, Fox Kids.
Hallmark Entertainment Networks (Englewood, Colorado, 303-220-7990): Star Young heads up the new position of VP, worldwide advertising sales, working out of the New York office. Brenda Hicks Nesbitt holds the new post as VP, brand creative services.
Harvey Entertainment (Los Angeles, California, 310-789-1990): Charles Day is senior VP of consumer products, Rachel
Lusted is the new director of domestic licensing, consumer products and Stefanie Tier-Friedman is now brand manager of licensing for Harvey’s Hot Stuff.
Hasbro (Pawtucket, Rhode Island, 401-431-8697): Charles Bechtel has come on board as senior VP, sales. He will be responsible for the company’s retail merchandising organization.
Hearst Entertainment (New York, New York, 212-455-4000): Pamela Harris has been appointed director of licensing. She will be responsible for sales strategies of King Features licensed properties managed by Hearst Entertainment. One of her charges is Beetle Bailey, who, believe it or not, turns 50 in September 2000.
Infogrames (San Jose, California, 408-985-1700): Jim Barnett will head up the newly formed Infogrames North America as president and CEO. In April, Infogrames acquired Accolade, where Barnett was chair and CEO. Also joining the new branch are Ray Musci as executive VP, Stan Roach as executive VP of marketing, and Mike Delargy as senior VP and CFO.
Imagistic Media Studios (Venice, California, 310-452-3830): Sharon Eisenberg joins the media design and production company as business development executive, where she will oversee all new and existing business deals. Tim Stanton and Matthew Gilbert also came on board as producer and associate producer, respectively. email@example.com
The itsy bitsy Entertainment Company (New York, New York, 212-989-3660): Kimberly Schuster has been upped to the new position of director of off-screen entertainment. She will be in charge of conducting branding strategies for all the company’s non-theatrical properties, including licensing and merchandising.
The Jim Henson Company (Los Angeles, California, 323-960-4096): Ritamarie Peruggi has been promoted to senior VP, production worldwide. May Chin has also been upped to account manager in the consumer products division. Richard Oren takes over the position of product manager of toys, gifts, stationery, home furnishings and collectibles in the licensing division.
Kid Rhino (Los Angeles, California, 310-441-6618): Pamela Michaels is now senior product manager.
Landoll (Ashland, Ohio, 419-281-1100): Robert W. Rawlins, Jr. has come on board as VP of sales. BRawlins@Landoll-inc.com
Manley Toy Quest (Los Angeles, California, 310-277-7855): Bob Del Principe has been named VP of product design and marketing at Empire Toys.
National Geographic Society (Washington, D.C., 202-857-7000): Steve Mico is in the new position of education editorial director for supplemental publishing and Antoinette Fleming has been named National Geographic Education director for marketing sales.
Nelvana (Toronto, Canada, 416-588-5571): Gillian Kirby has been promoted to sales executive at the London office. She is responsible for sales to Latin America. In Toronto, Andrew Witkin was promoted to VP, North American licensing. In New York, Carrie Dumont has been elevated to VP, distribution and merchandise licensing, along with Tonya Lindo who is now manager of international licensing. In Los Angeles, Kristin Hawley has been promoted to manager of television and video sales and longform development. firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Nickelodeon Latin America (Miami, Florida, 305-535-3700): Annie Salas has been upped to executive producer of on-air promotions and productions. Tatiana Rodriguez has also been promoted to director of programming.
Prophet Brand Strategy (San Francisco, California, 415-677-0909): Erich Joachimsthaler has been elected chairman. He will support Prophet’s development of global brand strategies, with a special emphasis on European clients. Levi Strauss is a Prophet Brand client.
Scholastic (New York, New York, 212-343-6100): Alan Cohen has been promoted to director of trade marketing. In publicity, Kris Moran and Elizabeth Eulberg have also been upped to director of publicity and senior publicist respectively, along with Sadeqa Murray who is now a publicist.
Salsa Distribution (Paris, France, 33-1-55-33-1300): David Brower has been named director of marketing and licensing, where he will oversee licensing efforts throughout Latin America.
Sony Wonder (New York, New York, 212-833-8100): Lisa Cappel is director, marketing and works out of the Santa Monica, California office. One of her responsibilities is to direct the marketing efforts for Kidsongs. Amy Cohen has been named product manager for Sony Wonder and works out of the New York office. email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Toys `R’ Us (Paramus, New Jersey, 201-262-7800): Bob Moog is CEO of the newly formed toysrus.com subsidiary, which will set up shop in Northern California.
United Media (New York, New York, 212-293-8500): Joshua Kislevitz has been appointed senior VP, domestic licensing.
Universal Studios (Universal City, California, 818-777-1000): Rick Finkelstein has been appointed senior VP, corporate development and strategic planning. Glenn Gumpel has been upped to president, international and head of global business affairs for Universal Studios Recreation Group. Bruno Maglione is now managing director, Universal Studios Consumer Products Group, Europe.
Walt Disney Feature Animation (Burbank, California, 818-560-8000): Phil Lofaro has been upped to senior VP of production.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products (Burbank, California, 818-954-7980): David Clark has been named VP e-commerce, a new position at Warner Bros. Studio Stores.