John Louie is Warner Bros. Consumer Products’ new SVP Intl.; he is responsible for development and management of Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Canada across all categories of business.
Ben Pyne, Disney’s longtime head of TV distribution, is stepping down after a 25-year run. Disney expects to name a successor by the time Ben leaves in late summer.
Marie-Cécile Girard-Jones joins CBS Consumer Products as Director Licensing, where she will oversee the apparel, accessories, housewares/home, food and beverage, gift and social expression, and collectibles categories.
DHX Brands appoints Candy Ho as Business Development Director Asia. Candy will oversee the re-launch of “Teletubbies” in China and expand the company’s portfolio in China, Korea, Southeast Asia, and Australia.
CAA-GBG names Sandra Kang to serve as MD of its Brand Studio division.
Kaiken Entertainment enlists Laura Nevanlinna as Head Franchise & Portfolio Development, Ulla Junell as Head Animation & President Kaiken Canada, and Joonas Rissanen as Creative Director. Steve Pegram and Tommy Korpinen join Kaiken’s advisory board.
National Geographic appoints Juan Gutierrez as SVP Consumer Products & Live Events and Cynthia Rapp to SVP Creative.
Shelly Bond joins IDW Publishing as Senior Editor Special Projects to head a new imprint, Black Crown, for creator-owned comics.
Jennifer Leczkowski is promoted to Director Miniature Editions & Licensing at Running Press.
Vevo names Will Jackson SVP Strategy & Operations.
PowerStation Studios boosts its team with Tim Lester, now Senior Creative Manager, and James Osborn on the sales and account management team.
MI PR Global adds Ruth Leonard as Marketing Director.
Evine promotes Lee Goehring to VP Web Merchandising & Business Development.
DKL Marketing names Michael Sermanni as the company’s new agent for Scotland.