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Who’s News — 10/10/2017

Disney’s new President Business Operations EMEA is Rebecca Campbell, based in London. She replaces Diego Lerner, who is moving to Argentina and takes up an unspecified international role at the company. In the U.S., Disney Channel hires Dina Hillier as VP Original Series.

Universal Brand Development welcomes Ben Braun as CFO to manage the financial planning and analytics team, business development, as well as serve as Controller for the division. Santiago Capdepont is named to the newly created role of SVP & Head Operations Brand Development where he oversees the daily operations, systems, and processes of the division’s growing global businesses.

Mattel appoints Joseph Euteneuer as CFO; Sven Gerjets as CTO; Amy Thompson as Chief People Officer; and Nancy Elder as the toyco’s new Chief Communication Officer.

Natalie Harvey is CPLG’s new Retail & Marketing Director.

Studio 100 and m4e begin reorganizing their international team: Peter Kleinschmidt, Commercial Director at m4e, now manages the division and all activities regarding the company’s international licensing and merchandising business; Esra Sahin is appointed as Intl. Licensing Manager; and Sara Acquier from Studio 100 Animation in Paris is Head Licensing France.

Spin Master opens a new sales and marketing office in Warsaw, Poland. Pavol Vano is now CEE GM, reporting directly to Hedley Barnes, GM Northern Europe. Vano will be based in Prague and oversee sales and marketing activities in Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania‎. Centralized European Operations and Finance functions will remain in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Acamar Films welcomes Sandra Vauthier-Cellier as its new CCO. In addition, Eroulla Constantine joins as Head Sales with Ben Taylor as Sales Coordinator to work on all international broadcast sales.

The Point.1888 appoints Bethan Garton as Retail & Brand Director; Rebecca Cross as Product Development Manager; George Birtchnell as Senior Brand Manager; and Jack Allen as Senior Brand Executive.

Stewart Middleton departs from his role as MD at Jumbo Games. Steve Washbourne is promoted to U.K. Sales Director.

CMON promotes Jules Vautour to COO.

UFC names Paul Asencio SVP Global Partnerships.

Kiran Shah replaces Mark Dowding as Character Group’s Group Finance Director & Company Secretary.

Outdoor Sportsman Group names Mike Carney as COO Outdoor Sportsman Group Publishing & Branded Media.

The Evode Group taps Vickie O’Malley as its board advisor, specializing in entertainment licensing as well as Nicola Thompson as U.K. Licensing Retail Director.

Sarah Fletcher opens a retail-led brand licensing consultancy, Maximum Licensing.

Laurene Powell Jobs, Founder & President of Emerson Collective, will join Monumental Sports & Entertainment’s ownership group as a minority investor.

Animation studio Factory appoints Zoë Bamsey as its first ever Chief Content Officer.

Jeffrey Katzenberg is seeking to raise $2 billion for his new television start-up, New TV.

Bob Weinstein and COO David Glasser will run Weinstein Co. in the wake of Harvey Weinstein being placed on “indefinite leave.”

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