Inside Licensing News and Notes, Oct. 4, 2017

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Executives

Steve Davis, ex-Rue La La, named Pres. of Fanatics International, filling a position vacant since Andy Anson’s departure in March. Davis’ hiring follows a funding round led by Softbank that closed recently, reported to be $1 billion … Changes at Universal Brand Development: Ben Braun, ex-Universal Pictures Senior VP for Strategic Planning, named Chief Financial Officer, new position, assuming finance responsibilities from Santiago Capdepont, ex-Senior VP for Finance and Strategic Planning, who shifts to Senior VP and Head of Operations…. Changes at Mattel: Sven Gerjets, ex-n.io Innovation, named Chief Technology Officer; Joe Euteneuer, ex-Sprint, appointed Chief Financial Officer, replacing Kevin Farr, whose departure was announced in July.

 

Members Only, Nick ‘90s Launch Apparel

Two time-honored brands are coming together for limited edition bomber jackets as part of a collection that will expand in 2018. Members Only, whose racer jackets were a 1980s hallmark, launched men’s and women’s $200 bomber jackets replete with Nick ‘90s characters including Rugrats, Hey Arnold! and The Ren & Stimpy Show. The jackets are being sold through the Members Only web site and will be available at Macy’s, Zumiez, PacSun and other retailers this fall. The deal is among the most recent for Nickelodeon since launching the Nick ‘90s brand last year. It also recently struck a deal with Kid Robots for a 12-piece mini-figure collection of Nick ‘90s characters.

Contacts:

Nickelodeon, Dan Frugtniet, VP Licensing and Business Development,212-654-8731, dan.frugtniet@vimn.com

Members Only, Jack Catton, VP Sales and Marketing, 212-695-6343 x205, jack@iapparelny.com