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Executive Moves: Jakks Pacific, Big Tent

Need-to-know industry appointments and promotions.
~ Stephen Berman, co-founder, president and COO of Jakks Pacific, was recently appointed to CEO of the Malibu, Calif.-headquartered toy company. …

Need-to-know industry appointments and promotions.

~ Stephen Berman, co-founder, president and COO of Jakks Pacific, was recently appointed to CEO of the Malibu, Calif.-headquartered toy company. He replaces Jack Friedman, who plans to step down on April 1. Friedman will remain at Jakks Pacific as chairman and serve as chief strategist, concentrating on acquisitions and financing. Visit www.jakks.com.

~ Lisa Weiner has been named director of brand development for Big Tent Entertainment of New York. She will oversee licensee and retail sales for the agency’s portfolio of children’s properties, which includes Discovery Kids, Domo, The Wiggles, Miffy and Friends, and more. Weiner previously served as director of brand management at Random House Children’s Books and has also worked at Golden Books and Mattel. Visit www.bigtent.tv.

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