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Who’s News: Anish Mehta Leaves Cosmos-Maya to Launch New Venture

Anish Mehta, who built Cosmos-Maya into an animation juggernaut, is leaving the company to launch a new business venture. Following a 10-year stint building Cosmos-Maya—India’s most successful animation studio—from a 30-member team to a 1200+… . . . read more

Who’s News: Licensing Vet Bill Patterson Joins Octane 5

Licensing software leader Octane 5 has announced experienced licensing executive Bill Patterson has joined its team. Octane5 is the company behind the BrandComply Licensing Enterprise Platform and VERITYTM Product Authentication products. Co-founder and co-president Mike Dunn… . . . read more

Who’s News: Rubies Appoints New Commercial Director for UK, Central & Northern Europe

Rubies, the world’s largest costume company, has appointed Graham Gardiner as its new commercial director. Gardiner, who has worked with Rubies since 2006, has been appointed commercial director for the UK, Central and Northern Europe…. . . . read more

Experiential Licensing: Crayola Appoints New VP for Location-Based Entertainment

By Allison Watkinson TLL Reporter The children’s creativity brand, Crayola, has announced the addition of Andy Pence as Vice President of Crayola Experience and Location-Based Entertainment. Crayola LLC is a subsidiary of Hallmark Cards Inc…. . . . read more

Who’s News: Mattel Announces Successor For Global Head of Consumer Products

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief Toymaker Mattel has announced Josh Silverman will succeed Roz Nowicki as Global Head of Consumer Products, effective Sept. 1, 2022. Mattel disclosed this week that Nowicki was leaving… . . . read more

Who’s News: Mattel’s Head of Global CP Resigns in Surprise Move

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief Senior Mattel executive Roz Nowicki is stepping down from her role as Head of Global Consumer Products and Franchise Marketing. Mattel says Nowicki’s departure was announced internally in April, and… . . . read more

Who’s News: Paramount Consumer Products Taps Dan Cook As New Executive Hire

By Allison Watkinson TLL Reporter Paramount Consumer Products has announced Dan Cook is joining the company as Senior Vice President of Global E-Commerce. Paramount Consumer Products oversees all licensing and merchandising for Paramount. Paramount is… . . . read more

Who’s News: Licensing Veteran Elisa Gangl Joins Brand Liaison

The Brand Liaison says veteran executive Elisa Gangl is joining the team, just in time for Licensing Expo. The company says Gangl will be assigned to handle manufacturer representation and special projects for Brand Liaison clients,… . . . read more

Crayola Draws New Org Chart For Future Growth

The creativity company Crayola is restructuring to support its focus on children’s entertainment content and location-based experiences. These areas are seen as key growth vectors for Crayola, a company founded in 1903, but with its… . . . read more

Who’s News: New Faces at Peanuts and Magic Light

Former Nickelodeon and Viacom exec Lisa Silverman Meyers (pictured above) has been appointed SVP of International Peanuts Worldwide. Tasked with expanding the brand internationally, she will oversee all business outside of North America, identifying growth… . . . read more


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