Former Scholastic Media exec Caroline Fraser (pictured) is joining the company as its new VP of program development and acquisition alongside Leigh Zarelli, who becomes the new SVP of consumer brands.
Syahrizan Mansor is moving up the ranks at Viacom International Media Networks, having been named the new VP of Nickelodeon Asia.
As part of parent company Viacom’s restructuring efforts, a wave of layoffs has hit Nickelodeon’s preschool and animation operations, with the departure of five senior-level executives across both divisions, including EVP of preschool programming Teri Weiss (pictured).
American Greetings Properties taps ex-Zodiak Kids SVP Karen Vermeulen as its new head of global sales and co-productions, while reshuffling its exec lineup to focus on hit property Care Bears.
Former Disney and Nelvana Enterprises consumer products exec Peter Maule has joined youth-skewing sports and entertainment company Nitro Circus as its new global head of licensing.
FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment has tapped Maurizio Distefano as licensing agent in Italy for its hit preschool property Tree Fu Tom.
Guru Studio has hired former Nickelodeon US exec Rachel Marcus as its new development executive.