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David Imhoff promoted to Executive VP Worldwide Licensing and merchandising from Senior VP Worldwide Licensing and Merchandising, New Line Television.
Sunny MacMillan, who has been with Marc Brown Studios for five years, named VP and Director of Licensing as the Arthur licensing program is taken inhouse; it previously was handled by Lindberg Licensing & Promotion.
Rick Mallow, ex-At-A-Glance, joins Anagram as Director of Licensing for The Americas.
Roxsanna Mobley, ex-Viacom Consumer Products, named Director of Licensing and Product Development, Winterland Productions.
Lynn Krominga, who has been President of Revlon's Licensing Division, named Executive VP of Business Development, Revlon Consumer Products, adding identification and development of strategic opportunities to her existing licensing responsibilities.
Sam Goldberg, ex-Acclaim Entertainment and SG&A marketing and consulting firm, named Executive VP Marketing and Licensing, Take-Two InteractiveSoftware.
William Rooney, ex-Regal Greetings, now heads newly formed direct mail subsidiary of Play-by-Play Toys & Novelties as VP Catalog Sales.
Howard Smith, ex-Reebok International, named VP Licensing, Major League Baseball Properties; Marla Miller, formerly Group Director Licensing for Adult Wearables and Client Services, named VP Events.
Bruce Kuhlman named Licensing Administrator, River of Colors, newly formed inhouse licensing and merchandising operation of Santana Managment, business side of guitarist Carlos Santana and Santana Band; Kitsaun King named to oversee tour merchandise.
Tom McGrew, ex-Compton's NewMedia and Multimedia Trading Company, named VP-Director of New Business Development and Licensing, Multimedia 2000, newly formed company that acquired assets of Multicom Publishing, developer of titles licensed from Better Homes & Gardens, Home Depot and others. Company is headed by President Paul Bader, also formerly of Compton's NewMedia.
Winterland hires Gary Caplan Inc. as exclusive licensing and merchandising consultant.
Handleman Company, distributor and rack jobber of books, software, music and video to major mass merchandisers, buys a 75% interest in itsy bitsy Entertainment for what reportedly could be more than $100 million. Itsy bitsy, currently riding a wave of publicity and sales for its licensing of Teletubbies, is to establish a children's entertainment unit to acquire, develop and market properties under the umbrella of Handleman's North Coast Entertainment subsidiary. Kenn Viselman, itsy bitsy CEO, takes the added title of Chairman of the company. Viselman retains "a meaningful minority interest in the company," according to Handleman's news release.