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.
Scholastic Media president and EVP Deborah Forte is leaving the company to launch Silvertongue Films, a new venture under which a slate of popular Scholastic properties will be brought to the big screen via a three-year first-look deal with Universal Pictures.
Saban Brands has appointed Zofia Karpinska as the company’s director of distribution for emerging markets.