Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Former NCP UK and Australia VP Joins ITV Studios; Former Nickelodeon UK Director And Producer Leaves Disney UK

According to this news article on Licensing.biz, former Vice President of Nickelodeon Consumer Products UK and Australia (at MTV Networks), Trudi Hayward, has been appointed Senior Vice President, Global Head of Merchandise at ITV Studios Global Entertainment. Also, according to this news article on C21Media, former Nickelodeon UK Senior Director/Producer for Nickelodeon's Live Productions and Nickelodeon's live in-vision continuity studio links (between 1994 – 1998 (4 years)), Jonathan Boseley, has left his role as Disney UK's VP of programming and production after 13 years in the job. While at Nickelodeon UK, Jonathan Boseley was senior producer and director of Nickelodeon's daily production output - multi camera studio productions, location shoots, original production development and creative projects.

From Licensing.biz:
Trudi Hayward joins ITV

Former Nickelodeon VP becomes SVP, global head of merchandise.

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has appointed Trudi Hayward as its new senior vice president, global head of merchandise.

Reporting to Jean-Philippe Randisi, EVP and director of consumer products, Hayward will lead the division’s merchandise strategy. She has previously worked for ITV Studios Global Entertainment as a consultant, and begins in her new position immediately.

“Trudi is one of the most experienced merchandise experts in the industry; her depth of knowledge and success with properties such as SpongeBob Square Pants, Dora the Explorer, Star Wars and MTV Brand position her perfectly to lead this crucial area of the business,” said Jean-Philippe Randisi. “We remain committed to growing the business in order to reap maximum value from our existing and future intellectual property; both in the UK and internationally.”

Hayward added: "I am thrilled to be joining Jean-Philippe and his team. ITV Studios Global Entertainment's portfolio offers a wealth of opportunities, and I look forward to exploiting these further across the globe."

Hayward was formerly VP at Nickelodeon Consumer Products, a division of MTV Networks International, where she worked on high profile properties in the UK and Australia. Prior to joining MTV Networks International, Trudi was the head of licensing and merchandising at Entertainment Rights (now Classic Media). She has also held roles at CPLG, Beanstalk Europe, Chiltern Radio and Express newspapers.
Also, from Kidscreen:
ITV appoints global merchandise SVP

UK-based prodco ITV Studios Global Entertainment has named Trudi Hayward as its SVP and global head of merchandise, a newly created position at the company.

Hayward, former VP at Nickelodeon Consumer Products, will report to EVP and director of consumer products Jean-Philippe Randisi and draw on her previous experience in merchandising brands such as SpongeBob Square Pants, Dora the Explorer and Star Wars.

Prior to her stint at Nickelodeon Consumer Products, Hayward was head of licensing and merchandising at Entertainment Rights and also held roles at Copyright Promotions Group Limited and Beanstalk Europe.
Also, from C21Media:
Boseley out at Disney

Disney UK’s VP of programming and production Jonathan Boseley has left the broadcaster after 13 years.

The London-based exec has been with the Mouse House since August 1998 and moved into his most recent role, which covered the UK and Ireland, two years ago.

Boseley is credited with Disney UK’s first indie-produced series – The Foundation-produced Club High School Musical: Make it Happen. He also ordered the UK runs of High School Musical and Hannah Montana.

His others roles have included director of programmes for Scandinavia and emerging markets and senior manager of Toon Disney UK. Before joining Disney, he worked at Nickelodeon.

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Also, from Broadcast:
Boseley exits Disney after 13 years

Disney UK’s vice president of programming and production Jonathan Boseley, who launched shows including Hannah Montana and High School Musical in the UK, has left the broadcaster.

Boseley joined the kids channel in 1998 as an executive of live programming responsible for all its live output, following a four-year tenure as a Nickelodeon producer.

He subsequently worked his way up the broadcaster, becoming director of programmes for Disney Channel’s Scandanavia and emerging markets before being appointed as Disney Channel UK’s vice president of programming and production in 2009.

Boseley, who left the broadcaster in December, oversaw channel launches such as Disney Junior and Disney Channel HD as well as a raft of acquisition and co-production deals.

He was responsible for ordering the broadcaster’s first order from the indie sector, the High School Musical-inspired, Club High School Musical: Make It Happen from The Foundation.

He was also behind UK shows including fashion series Get The Look, football-themed Goalmouth, live action series As The Bell Rings and sketch show Life Bites.

A Disney spokeswoman said: “After 13 years at Disney, we can confirm that Jonathan decided to leave the company. He played a critical role in driving the success of our channels in the UK and we wish him every success for the future.”

Disney is now hunting for a programme director further to Boseley's departure.

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