Mattel, the world’s largest toy company, has created a new streamlined marketing and creative division that will span the company’s global portfolio of consumer brands, and former Barbie GM Richard Dickson will be leading the charge as chief brands officer.
Global sales currently make up roughly half of Mattel’s total annual revenue, and in looking to strengthen its presence in emerging markets throughout Asia, Europe and Latin America, Mattel has appointed company vet Tim Kilpin as EVP of international.
Former HIT Entertainment exec Stacey Reiner has launched her own licensing and branding agency, New York-based Remarkable Brands, hitting the ground running by signing two new properties, Lovi & Dovi and UndieBabies from California-based Inoochi.
Kids licensing vets Juli Boylan (pictured) and Lisa Streff are making a move into the world of celebrities and music as they set out to lead the charge at L.A.-based Epic Rights’ newly established global licensing and merchandising division.
As Netflix continues to bolster its Just for Kids content library, the SVOD giant has tapped game designer and No Crusts Interactive founder Carla Engelbrecht Fisher as its new director of product innovation, Kids & Family.
Former Sony exec Stuart Baxter has been appointed to the role of president of London-based Entertainment One Television International.
Turner Broadcasting has named former Disney exec Humphrey Black to the newly created role of VP of Media Distribution, EMEA, where he will lead distribution relationships and negotiations with broadcasters, cable operators and wireless and interactive services providers.