In an effort to broaden its programming focus and maximize co-viewing, Discovery/Hasbro kidnet The Hub Network will become Discovery Family Channel as of October 13, with Discovery and kids television vet Tom Cosgrove as GM under the leadership of Discovery group president Henry Schleiff.
The former head of licensing at DreamWorks will start at Lionsgate with a focus on building L&M and promotional opportunities for hit YA film franchises The Hunger Games and Divergent.
UK-based Cosgrove Hall Fitzpatrick Entertainment intends to grow its commercial footprint and distribution opps with the new hire.
A month away from its first official BLE appearance, the family entertainment company has upped Richard Goldsmith to EVP of global distribution and international consumer products, and is bringing ex-Disneyite Francesca Stobbe on-board in the brand-new role of exec director of international consumer products.
The NJ-based retail giant names Debbie Lentz (pictured) as its new SVP and chief supply chain officer; Christine Morena as SVP of human resources; and Joe Venezia as SVP of Store Operations.