Julius Jr.

Saban Brands names CEO after Dekel exit

Saban Brands is getting its first CEO in the shape of the president of Hello Kitty lifestyle brand president and COO Janet Hsu. The appointment comes after Saban Brands founding president Elie Dekel exited his post after five years, though he remains a senior advisor. The CEO post is not a direct replacement, however. A […]

Dekel to exit Saban Brands

Elie Dekel is leaving Saban Brands, the intellectual property arm of Saban Capital Group. Dekel has run Saban Brands as president since its launch five years ago, but is now leaving to pursue other opportunities, according to Licence Global, which broke the news. Joel Andryc, Saban Capital Group’s managing director, has been named interim president […]

Saban hires strategy exec

Saban Brands, the TV and brand owning division of Saban Capital, has hired Daniel Castle as managing director of strategic business development. The role involves managing the international growth of existing brands in the portfolio as well as acquiring new properties. He joins from Iconix Brand Group and will be based in New York and […]

News brief: Julius Jr heading for Discovery Kids

Saban Brands’ pre-schooler Julius Jr. will broadcast on Latin American pay channel Discovery Kids. The deal, finalised at NATPE in Miami this week with programme distributor Marvista Entertainment, hands the Discovery Communications channel 26 half-hours of the toon, which is based on the Paul Frank brand.

Marvista sees double

MarVista has just hit double figures – and figures miniseries, kids, features and TV movies will drive growth in its second decade, says CEO Fernando Szew. In its first ten years, MarVista has carved out a reputation for delivering TV movies and latterly live action kids content. The next phase will see it move into […]

Saban rejigs and staffs up for new licensing division

Saban Brands has upped several executives and hired a new VP as it launches a new licensing division. The new Global Consumer Products unit will expand the licensing and merchandising campaigns for Saban properties, which include Power Rangers (above), Julius Jr. and Digimon. It will be run by Kirk Bloomgarden who will be senior VP. […]