BKN is expanding its Barcelona and London L&M operations to support new brand launches planned in the next 12 to 24 months, including Dork Hunters from Outer Space, Zorro – Generation Z, Stone Age and Pocket Penguin Adventures.
In London, Jane Kennedy has been appointed VP of international licensing and merchandising. Kennedy previously held the director of international licensing and marketing post at 4Kids Entertainment International.
Jackie Ferguson, meanwhile, joins BKN London in a consulting capacity, focused on the UK and Ireland. Ferguson comes to BKN from Entertainment Rights, and prior to that she worked at Saban Entertainment.
Hopping over to Barcelona, Davide Recasens has been named as VP of licensing and merchandising and will look after Spain and Portugal, while Irene Civico has been promoted to licensing and merchandising manager to support all sales activities in the regions.