Marvel Entertainment appointed Gustavo Antonioni head of UK licensing, to oversee all sales, marketing, retail activity and promotions in the UK and Ireland.
Melanie Humberstone-Garley joined Mattel Brands Consumer Products as softlines licensing manager. Humberstone-Garley joins from Copyright where she worked on Jacqueline Wilson and Beatrix Potter licensing businesses.
4Kids Entertainment International, the London-based subsidiary of 4Kids Entertainment, has expanded its team. Camilla Tylka and Emily French Ullah joined as UK licensing managers. Tylka joined 4Kids from HIT Entertainment and previously worked with Gaffney in Australia. French Ullah joined came from Jetix and before that Fox Kids.
Nicola Elliott has also recently joined the team from Kroll as UK licensing coordinator. Co-managing director Stephen Gould continues to oversee UK sales, and UK marketing manager Victoria Charles maintains responsibility for UK marketing and communications across all brands. Victoria Ramirez has taken up the newly created post of marketing assistant working across both the UK and international teams. Fée Bradshaw has been appointed international licensing coordinator. Charlotte Hill has also joined as manager, international marketing and communications working with international marketing director Jane Kennedy. They will divide the international territories between them. Hill is responsible for Spain, Portugal, France, Italy and Greece, while Kennedy is responsible for all other markets outside the UK and Ireland. Hill was formerly European marketing supervisor for Walt Disney TV International (Disney Channel and Disney Branded Programs in EMEA), with responsibility for pan-European marketing and communication activities.