Hasbro has announced it will combine all of its content initiatives, including television, film, commercial productions and short-form content, under L.A.-based Hasbro Studios president Stephen Davis.
Co-founder David Begg has stepped down as CEO of UK-based kids educational app developer Mindshapes, and new joint CEOs have been appointed with entertainment industry executive Nina Pustilnik and publishing executive Chris Michaels (pictured) taking the posts.
DreamWorks Animation has named veteran brand strategist Michael Francis to the newly created position of chief global brand officer.
Kidscreen has learned Michael Polis has left his position as president of DHX Media-owned Wildbrain Entertainment and EVP of branded entertainment and consumer products at DHX Media after nearly six years at Wildbrain. However, he will continue to work with Canadian-based DHX on growing transmedia kids IP UMIGO, a project he created.
FremantleMedia Enterprises has appointed licensing veteran Carl Lumbard to the newly created position of head of licensing strategy and business development, kids and family entertainment for EMEA.