Brisbane, Australia-based mobile game publisher Halfbrick has upped Sam White, the CEO of Halfbrick subsidiary The People’s Republic of Animation, to VP of entertainment and licensing for Halfbrick US.
As a result of fast growth across its lifestyle and entertainment portfolio over the past year, L.A.-based Saban Brands has formed two new units – Saban Brands Lifestyle Group (SBLG) and Saban Brands Entertainment Group (SBEG).
The Nickelodeon Group has promoted Viacom vet David Katz to the position of SVP of content relations.
After 16 years as head of Tele Images, Philippe Alessandri is stepping down as president and exiting the Zodiak Kids-owned company. Benoît Runel (pictured), meanwhile, has been tapped to run Tele Images and Zodiak’s other French studio, Marathon Media as MD of Zodiak Kids France.
On the strength of stellar ratings in several Asian countries, Entertainment One Licensing (eOne) has sewn up multiple new deals in the region for its hit preschool property Peppa Pig and appointed a new territory manager.