David Bernath and Barbara Zaneri have been tapped to jointly lead Viacom’s newly formed acquisitions group that will span cross its US media networks including Nickelodeon and Nick at Nite.
London-based ITV Studios Global Entertainment has announced two new UK and Ireland licensees for Platinum Films’ boy-skewing property, Matt Hatter Chronicles. The UK production house has also appointed Anya Hollis as VP of agents.
Aude de La Villarmois has been named head of licensing at rights distributor and brand manager France Televisions Distribution, where she will look to grow brands such as Playmobil, Charley, Noddy and Mister Men & Little Miss.
Former BBC Worldwide exec Steve Macallister will take the helm of Zodiak Rights as CEO, following Matthew Frank’s departure from the global distribution and rights exploitation arm of Zodiak Media.
Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific’s SVP and MD of entertainment networks Sunny Saha has announced he is stepping down from his position with the Cartoon Network parent company effective at the end of February.